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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 3 months, 1 week 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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can i put a nail color on top of the coat?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
dance18
(Bedford, New york)
on Pink Gel Coat
1 answer
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answer 1
yes! i use this as a base coat regularly and find it helps with the longevity of the polish.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
victoriasbeauty
(Miami, FL)
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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 5 months, 2 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 3 months, 4 weeks 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, 3 months 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, 2 months 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, 3 months 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, 11 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, 3 months 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, 11 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, 11 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 11 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 4 months ago
MichaelaNa
answer 2
This really does stay super pink throughout wearing - at least it has for me! Hope that helps.
answered 10 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 11 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, 4 months 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, 4 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, 5 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 3 months 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, 5 months ago
StacyRachelle
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Add a few drops of your normal nail polish remover will do the trick!
answered 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
miabt
(San Francisco)
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does this have to be cured with a uv light?
asked 9 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
leoprincess
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
Nope!
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
TheBunnyGeek
(Montreal, Quebec)
answer 3
No it does not.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
SpicyRed16
answer 4
No
answered 9 months ago
GingerFairy
answer 5
Hi there, no, this does not need to be cured with a UV light.
answered 9 months ago
StephanieBT
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Three Free It's Not
Formaldehyde? Really? Is there any good reason this polish isn't "three free"??
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Sehne
(Houston, TX)
on Pink Gel Coat
6 answers
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answer 1
MY NAILS STARTING BREAKING I WONT USE IT ANYMORE
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
specialty
(north providence ri)
answer 2
Yep, it has the "F" word in it. Formaldehyde is used as a nail hardener. Sodas and coffee will do more damage to your body than this nail polish so get over it already.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
sistercontrition
(santa monica, ca)
answer 3
Seriously ? This product doesn't seem like it's "free" of anything...EXTREA cost! ,EXTRA fumes...EXTRA time drying !
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kristee
(California)
answer 4
According to Wiki Answers "...formaldehyde is not typically added directly to cosmetics and personal care products, other than as a component of some nail hardening products. Therefore, Formaldehyde is not inhaled. Some ingredients release very small amounts of Formaldehyde into the product as needed to protect against the growth of bacteria."
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Sierra
(Puyallup, WA)
answer 5
Disclaimer : I'm not trying to look smart or defend the use of formaldehyde, just suggesting why many nail polishes use formaldehyde. I'm currently majoring in biology, if this adds credibility to what I say.

Formaldehyde IS toxic. But. It can be useful as a disinfectant as it kills most bacteria and fungi (including their spores). It is also used as a preservative in vaccines. Formaldehyde solutions are also applied topically (aka on the body surface) in medicine to dry the skin, such as in the treatment of warts.
I'm not exactly glad about glossing fornaldehyde onto my fingernails as well, but as with all toxins, the concentration is far more important than simply just what is contained. If its within safety regulations, it prevents bacteria from growing in the bottle and should not pose a substantial threat to us humans (unless it is re-applied every few hours).

So, yeah, that's my take on why formaldehyde is included in almost every nail polish. hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Bostonkiddy
(Palo Alto, CA)
answer 6
Is there ever a good reason a nail polish isn't "three free"? For those unaware, the "three" are dibutyl phthalate (DBP), a plasticizer, toulene, and formaldehyde. OPI took out the other two, but has been hanging on to formaldehyde. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has been very involved in this and may have more on their site.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
lawig4usc
(Covina, CA)
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