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Nail Treatment - Brightener


Nail Treatment - Brightener

What it is:A nail brightener.What it does:Sephora by OPI Brightener is an essential step for the woman who wants healthy-looking nails and a long-lasting manicure or pedicure. Use it alone on bare, dull, yellow nails to restore natural brightness or under lighter shades of polish to ensure lustrous color.What else you need to know:The green formula does not contain DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI Nail Treatment - Brightener

Question
How many coats do you put?
I wasn't sure how many coats to put on. With just one coat it looks streaky.
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
itsmonica
(New Orleans, La)
on Nail Treatment - Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I used two coats for my wedding and it worked beautifully.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mega7997
(illinois)
answer 2
I noticed that many of the 'OPI for Sephora colors' streak, not just this one. The best thing to try is to make sure nails are clean and dry, then roll the bottle in your hands, don't shake. Shaking causes bubbles to form which can aid with streaking. Apply 1 coat and let it completely dry before applying another coat. If you still have streaking you might not be applying enough or too much color at once.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
You have to put a REALLY thin layer of this polish, when I mean thin, I mean THIN. Swipe almost all the polish off the brush before applying the polish to the nail. It will at first look streaky, but as the polish blends together and dries, it's not streaky at all.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kissyluv
(Pacifica, CA)
answer 4
Try using OPI Hydrator as a base coat followed by one coat of the Brightener for a really clean look and no steaks (at least not on my nails).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dani49
(Montreal, QC)
answer 5
I put one thin coat, let it dry, then another light coat on top. Too few coats does make it look streaky, you're right, but too many make it look too thick and plastic-ish.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
doctorn
(Morristown, NJ)
answer 6
I did about 3 on my toes so the color stands out but just 2 on my hands.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mariabaggio
(Columbus Ohio)
answer 7
I put 2 coats and a clear on top for extra shine. It looks nice!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
destiny62
(Boynton Beach, FL)
answer 8
I find the trick is to only use one coat, but put it on thick enough that it doesn't streak too bad. It makes it a pain for drying, but two coats doesn't look right-- too pink.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
BrittneyLaura
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
answer 9
Hi,

One light coat seems best.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 10
I use one light coat and avoid the streaks that way.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
caroldug
(Lee's Summit, MO)
answer 11
I have done one slightly thick one coat. The next time I used it I did two think coats. I thought both worked fine.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Shoegirl7
(San Mateo, CA)
Question
Does this eliminate yellow stains?
Or is it just a temporary cover-up of those stains?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
pinksoysauce
(Colorado)
on Nail Treatment - Brightener
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
This isn't a anti-yellowing polish at all. It's more of a pearly white matte finish. It streaks so be aware of that. If you want an anti-yellowing polish use "Yellow Out." You can get it at a beauty supply store like Sally's. Also to note that the Yellow Out is just another bandaid to to take the yellow out. If you want to take the yellow out of your nails then you need to use a fine grit block & buff it out. Often yellowing is caused form redish colored nail polish & the use of nail polish remover & acetone.
answered 3 years ago
jessdoll
(Kapolei, HI)
answer 2
This does not eliminate them, it really only helps to decrease the yellow color of the nails when you wear it. If you have yellow nails, you need to file the tops of the after you remove your nail polish. Then you should apply white vinegar. This actually helps to naturally whiten the nails. It smells, but let the nails air dry overnight without nail polish. If the nails don't whiten over time, you most likely have a nail fungus which requires oral medication because the yellowness is coming from the cells in the nails, not the top coat.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
idesign
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
I personally think in the long run it can take the yellow out, but this all depends on your nails, since everyone is different. I wear a lot (if not all) dark polish and all of 2009 I had a different color of polish on my nails so when I took off my polishes they were REALLY yellow. I painted the most thin layer of this polish on for 2 days, took it off, and re-painted again to keep a "fresh" look. This also lets me see the progress of how bright my nails are getting. You can't tell right away it's getting brighter, but after a few times, you see it bit by bit.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kissyluv
(Pacifica, CA)
answer 4
It is more of a polish, but it doesn't feel as heavy as other polishes which are rich with pigmentation. I didn't have any noticeable yellowing of my nails before using it, but I did notice a difference in the overall appearance of my nail after wearing this product a few times. My nails do look healthier. I'm not sure how it does it but I know my other polishes don't do this.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
doctorn
(Morristown, NJ)
answer 5
See my review above (weddingbelle). This does NOT cover stains or any nail blemishes. They will come right though.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
weddingbelle
(Boonton, NJ)
answer 6
Just a cover up! It is a weak white polish, kinda like a band aid. It doesn't get rid of yellow stains.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
destiny62
(Boynton Beach, FL)
answer 7
this product would just cover any yellow, does not treat it
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
julesv3
(Lawrence, KS)
answer 8
I don't have yellow stains but I would guess that if your yellow stains are not too dark this polish will be fine. I would use two coats. Good luck
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Shoegirl7
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 9
This is a temporary cover-up.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
stephoney22
(Raleigh, NC)
Question
Ingredients
What are the ingredients in this product? Which are brightening? Is this okay by itself or as a top coat?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
voteobama08
(WDC)
on Nail Treatment - Brightener
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't know the ingredients, but I will answer your 2 other questions. Yes, you can wear this brightener by itself. No, do NOT use this as a top coat! The texture is very thin and liquid(y)....it's not not sticky and thick like a top coat, or like nail polish.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
diznee25
(Annapolis, MD)
answer 2
This product is a slight pearly consistency with a sheer whitish color. There are no ingredients on the bottle at all. It streaks really bad & I have no ridges in my nails for it to streak??? Also it has a matte finish, so if you want something with a shine then you're going to have to add a top coat. You wouldn't want to use this as a top coat since it has a matte finish & it's a white/pearl color, it says to use this as a base coat on clean bare nails.
answered 3 years ago
jessdoll
(Kapolei, HI)
answer 3
It's more like a light polish. I used it over the hydrator and my nails felt and looked good. I was at a convention in Las Vegas and it was really hot/dry weather. Would not look good over another polish
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ratzmom
(San Diego, CA)
answer 4
I use it alone and it makes my nails look like they were done in a salon.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
caroldug
(Lee's Summit, MO)
answer 5
I don't know what the ingrediants are but I use this w/ no base/top coat and it lasts for days!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Shoegirl7
(San Mateo, CA)
answer 6
It is a product that gives your nails a bright healthy glow it keeps them from looking dull and yellow and makes them look and feel healthier just by using. And it is good for your nails ....
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Hdg ,Md)
Question
ingredients
Saw the question of ingredients in this product, but no answer. What are the ingredients?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Bamby
on Nail Treatment - Brightener
1 answer
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answer 1
There are no ingredients on this bottle & it does not come in a box that lists the ingredients. It says it has no DBT, toluene, or formaldehyde if that helps. I's suggest writing the company if you need specific ingredients, I've done it before with other companies & have always got an answer back since I have issues with bad ingredients.
answered 3 years ago
jessdoll
(Kapolei, HI)
Question
Sephora, Cerritos Mall
Can I find this product at Sephora, Cerritos Mall ???
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
pirawan
(Long Beach, CA)
on Nail Treatment - Brightener
1 answer
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answer 1
Hello,

We suggest contacting your local Sephora Store for inventory availability! Thank you for your patience.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
melissabt
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