Monday, March 22, 2010

Review: Go Natural Water Based Nail Polish

I was sent these polishes for review. (not by the company, but by a person who was curious to know how they work.)  This is my first review, so please bear with me...

According to the website, these polishes are safe for sensitive nails and are hypo-allergenic.  They are safe for children as well.  They offer over 70 colors, and it is not a bad selection.  There are no toxic chemicals in them at all!!

The first polish I tried was called Chocolate Raspberry.  It is an interesting brown shade with a pink flash.  I tried to capture it in this picture:

This polish went on streaky and very thin.  I don't know if that is because there are no chemicals in it or what, but I did 3 coats, and definitely could have used another.  It also does not dry as fast as I am used to, after 5 minutes I could still wipe it off.  The color was pretty, however.

Next up was Jewel of The Nile.  This is a  very vibrant pink, and I had the same streakiness and sheerness with this one as well.  Once again, I used 3 coats and could have used more.

The last polish I tried was my favorite.  This is Midnight Skies.  It was slightly less streaky as the others, and 3 coats covered pretty well.  It also had a texture that reminded me of the OPI Suedes.

If I decided to use these again, Blue Skies would be the only one I wear, and then I would completely negate the non toxic thing by using my SV topcoat!

All in all, I found these to be difficult to control, and they needed quite a few coats to get rid of VNL.  The texture on all of these was a bit clumpy, yet sheer and streaky.  According to the FAQs on the website, you can thin with water if needed.  I did not test the wear of these, but I read that it lasts anywhere from 2 -4 days if careful.  You can remove it with just rubbing alcohol with in the first 1 to 4 days, after that it begins to get difficult and they recommend you use their specially formulated remover.  I also tried this, and it removed the polish quite nicely, but it really didn't remove regular polish well at all.  If you are allergic to polish or you are just trying to rid yourself of the chemicals, then this is for you, but those of us that have no problems with regular polish, I recommend you stick with them!!

Go Natural Polish and remover can be purchased here for $5.75 to $6.25.

Until Later,


Öykü said...

Thanks for posting this! I thought we just peel these water-based polishes off and I never knew we can thin them with water.

Stephanie said...

Eeek that's kind of expensive for a hard-to-control polish...good review, though!

Thanks for the kind words about my grandma. I super appreciate it.

Amberski said...

Oyku- I believe that there are some peel off ones available...

Steff- It does seem a bit pricey- if I want to fight with expensive polish, I would just buy some Essie! I hope Grandma is doing better! ((hugs!))