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Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

What it is:A protein-rich nail coating that strengthens, seals, and protects. What it does: This "Suit of Armor" creates a sheer pink coating that strengthens and hardens natural nails so they grow beautifully long and strong. Its keratin-rich formula includes an optical brightener that filters out any yellow appearance in your nails, bringing out the natural color in your nail bed and making the whites of your nails appear whiter. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:The owner of one of the largest manufacturers of nail polish formulated Gel Coat to address her own problems with nails that split and broke. She was so pleased with the results that she created the Perfect Formula brand to help other women achieve strong, beautiful nails. This product does not contain toluene, GMOs, triclosan, or synthetic fragrances.
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Questions & Answers for Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat

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Clean off every week.
Why do you need to clean off the gel coat every week? Does it affect the health of your nail .. or unsafe to leave on etc. ? I'd just like to know the reason behind it.
asked 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, Canada)
on Pink Gel Coat
0 answers
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This question currently has no approved answers.
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What does the formaldehyde do?
I almost redeemed 100 points to try this product but changed my mind when I saw that formaldehyde was one of the ingredients. What is its purpose in this product? This doesn't sound healthy to me.
asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Cat34215
(Medfield, MA)
on Pink Gel Coat
1 answer
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answer 1
What the heck? I saw this right after writing a glowing review about it. I read up on it, and it is NOT safe to have formaldehyde in nail polish. It's a carcinogen, and it freezes then kills your cells if it touches them. You made the right call, and thanks for bringing this to my attention. Will see if I can return it.
answered 1 month ago
niskander
(Toronto, ON)
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This vs Nails Inc Caviar Basecoat?
Has anyone compared this with a 'nails inc' product called Caviar basecoat? I was looking for a very sheer pink, tried this, and the shade was horrible- made my nails look dingy and orange. The pix on this gel all look much nicer, not nearly as dark. TY in advance!
asked 1 year ago
shmoovee
(Frozen Tundra, MN)
on Pink Gel Coat
2 answers
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answer 1
I've used both. Neither turned my nails orange, but this one is definitely more pigmented than the Nails Inc. version.
answered 1 year ago
emiliea
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 2
This one is much more pink than the nail's inc base coat. And it is, in my opinion, the sort of pink that compliments everyone.
answered 1 year ago
alicelalala
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How to thin out the pink gel coat. This is my 2nd bottle and, after awhile, the gel gets very thick.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
knam
(oxford, ms)
on Pink Gel Coat
3 answers
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answer 1
Any nail polish thinner will work. I use Beauty Secrets in my gel polish (not light cured gel polish) and it was perfect. OPI or ORLY thinner will be fine to use as well.
answered 1 year ago
msrose
(Memphis, TN)
answer 2
You can thin any polish out with a few drops of acetone. Just add it drop by drop by pouring some extra strength polish remover into the cap and slowly add it to the nail polish bottle. I've done this for years.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ShoozieQ
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
I agree and had the same problem. I tried thinning it with acetone, but it actually ruins the polish to where it doesn't stay on, and it dries the nails out. I don't know if there is a solution... I try to not keep the lid off for very long.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
mamu
(Philadelphia)
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How does this compare to Dior Nail Glow?
i love the sheer pink of Nail Glow, but the pigment in the bottle faded so fast! How does this product compare?
asked 8 months ago
theflatsoprano
(Fullerton, CA)
on Pink Gel Coat
3 answers
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answer 1
My nails stay the subtle shade of pink for a week a half was the longest i wore since before doing my nails again
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
MichaelaNa
answer 2
This really does stay super pink throughout wearing - at least it has for me! Hope that helps.
answered 7 months ago
ambarsyed95
(Victoria, BC)
answer 3
I have some indirect experience with the Dior product. I was in a Sephora today with my mother, and she was complaining to me that the Dior was turning beige/dull after only a couple of days of wear. I use this product regularly and I recommended it to her. I haven't noticed the pink fade at all after using it for several months! I'd go for it.
answered 8 months ago
pgrann
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Does removing this product create white dry streaks in your nails
I've been using this product for 6 months or more. Now all my nails are starting to look brittle after I've removed the product each week, almost like when I removed the acrylics...dry, white streaks...white splotches. Anyone else experienced this with the product?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
wwebteringand
(Boone Iowa)
on Pink Gel Coat
4 answers
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answer 1
try adding some nail polish remover to soften the product, but don't add too much as it may become thin. Hope this helps
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
j1nx02
(New York City, NYC)
answer 2
That seems really odd...I've had the opposite experience....my nails have never been better. You might reach out to them on Facebook and ask the brand directly.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
StacyRachelle
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
You are describing what happens to nails when you never let them breathe. It's from dehydration. Give your nails a day off once a week (or however long you go inbetween manicures).
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
answer 4
It definitely dries out my nails & causes ridges if I wear it for too long. I try not to use it all of the time. Once I remove it, I let my nails go natural & bare for a bit & they improve.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
runningirl
(Aliso Viejo, CA)
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Nails
I love, love, love gel coat color. I'll never go without it. But I have found it gets really thick when it's about half used. Is there anything I can put in it to last longer. I usually throw the bottle away after I use about half the bottle. Be cause it is to thick to spread on the nail. Thank you
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Jacksonville, TX)
on Pink Gel Coat
5 answers
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answer 1
I add a couple drops of a non-acetone nail polish remover and that does the trick!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
StacyRachelle
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Add a few drops of your normal nail polish remover will do the trick!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Yuie
(Hong Kong)
answer 3
I dip a cotton swab in non-acetone polish remover and put a drop into the bottle of polish. Just 1 drop though! Then shake it really well.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Zoelizbet
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 4
I use a nail polish thinner (bought at a beauty supply store) a couple times after the bottle is about half finished. Much more than that and it depredates the gel.
answered 2 years ago
geminibec
(Inver Grove Heights, MN)
answer 5
While we do not carry any, a nail polish thinner would help to thin out the consistency.
answered 2 years ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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does this have to be cured with a uv light?
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
(cincinnati, OH)
on Pink Gel Coat
5 answers
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answer 1
No, it does not need to be cured with a UV light.
answered 1 month ago
leoprincess
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Nope!
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
TheBunnyGeek
(Montreal, Quebec)
answer 3
No it does not.
answered 2 months ago
SpicyRed16
answer 4
No
answered 6 months ago
GingerFairy
answer 5
Hi there, no, this does not need to be cured with a UV light.
answered 6 months ago
StephanieBT
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Does this pink gel coat product contain formaldehyde?
Does this pink gel coat product contain formaldehyde?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Birmingham, AL)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
yes it does
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
cabw
(Phoenix, Arizona)
answer 2
Yes, it is listed in the ingredients. I am sure it is a very small amount in the overall contents of a small bottle.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Sierra
(Puyallup, WA)
answer 3
Yes it does list formaldehyde as an ingredient, but it is one of the last few ingredients listed
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
anc09
(Amarillo, TX)
answer 4
Yes, this product does contain formaldehyde. While I am not a fan of this ingredient myself, I put up with it because the results for my nails are really great. Nails, just like hair, are dead, and I think it is highly unlikely that anything you put just on your nails ends up in your body/ blood stream. Most of the formaldehyde evaporates quickly. Just don't inhale too deeply... LOL
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
ladywesson
(Orlando)
answer 5
Yes it does. If you click on the ingredients tab it is listed there.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
seasam
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
Here's the ingredient list from the Sephora site, formaldehyde is in there:

0.6 oz:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Camphor, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate, Etocrylene, Formaldehyde, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Calcium Pantothenate, D&C Red no.6 (CI15850), D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725).
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
lawig4usc
(Covina, CA)
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Product with similar color, but less expensive?
I like the natural, sheer pink color that this gives my nails, but this product is a little expensive just to use as a nail polish. (My nails are fairly strong on their own, so I don't really need it as a nail strengthener.) Does anyone have any suggestions for something less expensive that gives a similar sheer yet pink hue? Thanks.
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(New England)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
salley hansen has a strengthener that alsonhas a pink tint, but having tried both this one is the one that gave better results. if youre only interested in the tint then go for the salley hansen one :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
bunny92
(Freeport, TX)
answer 2
Try Essie's Cherry Pop (#358). Nice clear pink.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ShoozieQ
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 3
There is no other product as good. It is a GEL so it stays on longer, looks shinier, and shinier longer, etc., etc. THERE IS NOTHING BETTER.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lpmcardiff
(Los Angeles)
answer 4
I thought it was very expensive too, but it doesn't chip so I can wear the same manicure for weeks. I think I save money in the long run with this product.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Tacoma, WA)
answer 5
While it is expensive up front. I have wasted $30 on so many things that don't work, that I have in a drawer. At least I know that this is what I want and need. :)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
turningbacktime
(SC)
answer 6
Have you tried Seche clear fingernail polish. It works well
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ange14
(galvestom, Tx)
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