Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite red polish?
  • Favorite polish finish?
  • Best base coat?

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42 thoughts on “Survey Says… May 23rd, 2012

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren13

    Skin tone/coloring:  Light-medium
    Favorite red polish:  OPI Rosey Mistletoes-ies followed closely by OPI Bastille My Heart
    Favorite polish finish:  Not sure whether you mean top coat or type of polish.  My favorite top coat is Seche Vite and my favorite finish is shimmer.
    Best base coat:  Orly Bonder.  I’ve also tried Zoya Anchor but I greatly prefer Orly Bonder.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jeanne jeanniesmiles

    Skin tone/coloring: Light/medium (NW20/NARS Deauville)
    Favorite red polish: Essie Clambake
    Favorite polish finish: matte (because it’s unexpected and not many people do it!) 
    Best base coat: Essie All in One Base 

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-medium (NW20-25)
     
    Favorite red polish? I’m not a big fan of true red nail polish (I HATE red cremes), but I do like China Glaze Red Essence a lot. I also like reds that leans more orange/coral/pink, like China Glaze Bad Landing and China Glaze Jamaican Out.
     
    Favorite polish finish? Very fine shimmer. I love it when the shimmer is a different color than the polish, like orange polish with teal shimmer.
     
    Best base coat? I have used CND Stickey base coat forever, but I recently switched to Butter London Nail Foundation, and I absolutely love it. When used in conjunction with Butter London Hardwear topcoat, I can actually get my polish to stay on for close to two weeks. Before I started using this combo I was lucky if I got to day 3 with no chipping, so I’m really happy to have discovered this.

  4. Jaye

    Skin tone: Fairish (NARS Finland, Chanel 20)
     
    Favorite red polish: Butter Knees Up
    Favorite polish finish: Seche Vette. Love the shine, love the dry time, hate the shrinkage, still addicted.
    Best base coat: Still searching. Currently using a Sally Hansen that’s not horrible.

  5. Jenny

    Skin tone: tanned with a hint of olive (MAC NC 30-40)
    Favorite red polish: currently Zoya Gia or Salma
    Favorite polish finish: shimmer or cream
    Base coat: so bad, but I never ever use a base coat :p  I don’t even OWN a base coat….

  6. slypadme

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive
    Favorite red polish?: Essie Ole Caliente! Closely followed by OPI Love is a Racket and OPI Wocka Wocka. 
    Favorite polish finish?: Glass fleck! 
    Best base coat?: Orly Bonder, hands down.

  7. SaraBaker10

    SKIN TONE: Light-Medium with yellow undertone
    FAVORITE RED POLISH: Essie Who’s She Red
    FAVORITE POLISH FINISH: Cream or Shimmer
    BEST BASE COAT: Seche Vite Ridge Filler

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachel Rachel Hirsen

    Skin Tone/Coloring: Mac NC 15-20
    Fav. Red Polish: OPI Vodka and Caviar
    Fav. Polish Finish: Cream
    Best Base Coat: Best I’ve found is the OPI Ridge Filler because I have really prominent ridges in my fingernails. Still looking for a better one though!

  9. Dominique33

    Skin tone : fair/medium
    Favourite red polish : Jungle red from NARS or Rouge Andalou from NARS or April from CHANEL
    Polish finish : usually cream
    Best Base coat : Divin Eclat from l’Onglerie ( a French brand based in the area of Bordeaux ), it prevents nails from getting yellow.

  10. Lisa

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light – Medium Olive
    Favorite red polish: OPI Smitten with Mittens
    Favorite polish finish: I love glitter polishes but hate the time it takes to remove. So I’d have to say shimmer would be my favorite.
    Best base coat: I haven’t really tried that many. I’ve been using Nail Tek Ridge Filling Base Coat and I think it works well. I received it as a gift from a friend and it’s lasted forever so I haven’t had a chance to really try anything else.

  11. Daniellenm30

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pink undertones
    Favorite red polish? Maybe China Glaze Ruby Pumps. But I still haven’t found a red polish that I love. And I’m usually sick of it by the end of the day.
    Favorite polish finish? I really prefer cream polishes. And they are the easiest to take off!
    Best base coat? I love the Sephora by OPI hydrator. I’ve been through a few bottles of it already. It keeps my nails from peeling.

  12. hwendy

    Your skin tone/coloring: quite tan at the moment: yellow/olive undetone
    Favorite red polish? essie fishnet stockings
    Favorite polish finish? matte
    Best base coat? donno :P

  13. michelle779

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light brown (MAC NC43/MUFE 155)
    Favorite red polish? Chanel in Fire
    Favorite polish finish? Cream
    Best base coat? Seche Vite

  14. madeange

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC40
    Favorite red polish? Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red
    Favorite polish finish? Creme/opaque
    Best base coat? Still searching… loved this one brand I used back when I lived in Dominican Republic. I don’t think I have ever found any base coat better! All the ones I’ve tried here seem to fall short (and my peeling, fragile nails are the proof!). Hoping to get some good suggestions via this post! My nails have legit started peeling layers like an onion… Any suggestions? I’m desperate! Only thing I can think of it the OPI Ridge Filler but it’s not a base coat per se, is it?

    • paneradfisk

       @madeange You can try clear polish, or the OPI Ridge Filler as a base :)

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

      @madeange I use Sally Hansen Triple Strong as a base coat & sometimes as a topcoat, as well. It really is a multitasker for me, in that it fills ridges, holds on polish (I can go about a week, 2 days without), my nails don’t crack/split, and it also works well without polish. It’s fairly inexpensive ($8 a bottle), and it lasts a while. The *only* complaint I have is that I have to allow a solid hour to do my nails (to accomodate drying time), and I just don’t have that much patience.

  15. Lidalgirl

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very pale yellow-beige
    Favorite red polish? one by Layla
    Favorite polish finish? cream
    Best base coat? i like the one by Rimmel London.

  16. Skin tone/coloring: Tanned with yellow undertones (NC42).
     
    Favorite red polish?: OPI Malaga Wine
     
    Favorite polish finish?: Shimmer.
     
    Best base coat?: Zoya Anchor.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mshel Mich

    Your skin tone/coloring: pale pink toned
    Favorite red polish? Zoya Blair, also OPI Quarter of a Cent-cherry, OPI Bastille My Heart, Zoya Sarah and Zsa zsa
    Favorite polish finish? cream
    Best base coat? Zoya Get Even or Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filler

  18. paneradfisk

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very pale with slight yellow undertones
    Favorite red polish? I don’t wear red because of my red hair
    Favorite polish finish? Cream/shiny
    Best base coat? Essie Rock Solid

    I have a problem with nail polish bubbling no matter what I do. I would really appreciate any advice except shaking/rolling the bottle/thin layers because I already did that…

  19. paneradfisk

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very pale and slightly yellow undertones
    Favorite red polish? I don’t wear red
    Favorite polish finish? Cream
    Best base coat? I like ESSIE ROCK SOLID
     
    I reeeaaallllyyy need help to stop my nail polish from bubbling. I tried thin layers, letting it dry, rolling vs shaking…

  20. Greenbergl

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/medium
    Favorite red polish? OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress
    Favorite polish finish?shimmer
    Best base coat?orly Bonder

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kate EnchantedDaisy

    My skin tone/coloring:  fair, cool toned, pinkie :)Favorite Red Polish:  I don’t often wear red, but I use China Glaze Ruby Pups at Christmastime and China Glaze Riveter Rouge when I want red the rest of the year.Favorite polish finish:  anything shiny!Best base coat: the best that I have tried so far is Sally Hansen base coat (in a minty green bottle). It is good at filling ridges if I don’t want to buff them for a while. Also nice on it’s own for a slightly shiny natural nail look.

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kate EnchantedDaisy

    My skin tone/coloring:  fair, cool toned, pinkie :)<br>Favorite Red Polish:  I don’t often wear red, but I use China Glaze Ruby Pups at Christmastime and China Glaze Riveter Rouge when I want red the rest of the year.<br>Favorite polish finish:  anything shiny!<br>Best base coat: the best that I have tried so far is Sally Hansen base coat (in a minty green bottle). It is good at filling ridges if I don’t want to buff them for a while. Also nice on it’s own for a slightly shiny natural nail look.

  23. Lett

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan
    Favorite red polish? Essie Size Matters
    Favorite polish finish? Cream
    Best base coat? I don’t use basecoat…

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    Your skin tone/coloring: Pale olive to medium olive
    Favorite red polish? An YSL crimson, vermillion red. I’m crushed that I’m almost running out as I can no longer read the product info/name/# on the bottom & I don’t think they make it any more. It’s such a gorgeous, glowing blood red. Imagine Jungle Red (my 2nd choice) but with blue undertones amped up.
    Favorite polish finish? Cream
    Best base coat? I’ve started to use Revlon’s Colourstay base coat and I have to say, I’m really quite impressed. That thing makes colours stay ON!!!! To the point that it’s actually a bit of work to take off the nail varnish. Surprisingly good and so much better than both the OPI and the ULTA brand I was using before.

  25. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    Your skin tone/coloring: Pale olive to medium olive
    Favorite red polish? An YSL crimson, vermillion red. I’m crushed that I’m almost running out as I can no longer read the product info/name/# on the bottom & I don’t think they make it any more. It’s such a gorgeous, glowing blood red. Imagine NARS’ Jungle Red (my 2nd choice) but with blue undertones amped up.
    Favorite polish finish? Cream
    Best base coat? I’ve started to use Revlon’s Colourstay base coat and I have to say, I’m really quite impressed. That thing makes colours stay ON!!!! To the point that it’s actually a bit of work to take off the nail varnish. Surprisingly good and so much better than both the OPI and the ULTA brand I was using before.

  26. misscheriamor

    Your skin tone/coloring: Pale Olive with yellow/pink undertones… my skin is weird. I wear ivory foundation.
    Favorite red polish? Color So Hot It Berns by OPI & Throb by Illamasqua
    Favorite polish finish? Creams by far, with subtle shimmer in second and holo (true holo) third.
    Best base coat? I like Butter London’s base coat and OPI Base & Top Coat (everything polish)

  27. Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/light yellow-olive undertones (Guerlain 03 Beige Naturel or 32 Ambre Clair, depending on time of year)
     
    Favorite red polish? Chanel Dragon
     
    Favorite polish finish? China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat
     
    Best base coat? Dior Base Coat

  28. Via B

    skin tone/coloring-Dark(golden undertones)
    favorite red polish-OPI’s the show must go on
    favorite polish brand-OPI
    best base coat-seche clear crystal clear base coat

  29. Via B

    *favorite polish finish-shimmer

  30. Your skin tone/coloring:— light – medium with pink undertones
    Favorite red polish— IT’S RAINING MEN (Deborah Lippmann)
    Favorite polish finish—  shimmer
    Best base coat— Nutra green tea

  31. Clairele

    Skin tone/coloring : fair, fair, fair with cool undertones !
    Favorite red polish : China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling
    Favorite polish finish : Jelly
    Best base coat : Manhattan cosmetics (whenever I finish a bottle, I just go buy a random new one)

  32. Jessica

    Skin tone: Light/Medium (NW 20-25)
     
    Favorite Red Polish: China Glaze Salsa!
     
    Favorite Polish Finish: Creams — pretty much all I wear
     
    Best Base Coat: China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat…I swear by it!

  33. beachgal

    Skin Tone: Light
    Fav Red Polish: OPI Vodka & Caviar
    Favorite Polish Finish: Cream
    Best Base Coat: OPI Nail Envy & Orly Nail Armor
     

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Trudy Trudy

    Skin tone: NW 20-25
     
    I like light corals and pinks this summer for nail polish.  
     
     

  35. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of michele michelly71

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 42/NC 44 
    Favorite red polish? Essie Fishnet Stockings 
    Favorite polish finish? Shiny creams
    Best base coat? Seche clear with seche top coat

  36. Callie Bahls

    light/fair
    opi wocka wocka, vodka and caviar
    shimmer
    orly bonder and CND stickey basecoat

  37. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
     
    Favorite red polish? China Glaze Hey Sailor
     
    Favorite polish finish? Creme
     
    Best base coat? China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat

  38. candleashes

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair cool with pink undertones
    Favorite red polish? zoya – sooki, essie – pepperoni (vintage)
    Favorite polish finish? cream and glitter/shimmer (leaning toward various types of glitter if i must decide)
    Best base coat? orly

  39. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rachel nytengale1

    Skin tone- fair, NC20, cool
     
    Favorite red polish- Zoya- carmen
     
    Favorite polish finish- shimmer
     
    Favorite base coat- CND – Stickey