Fact: I was pretty much the queen of the at-home

Fact: I was pretty much the queen of the at-home gel manicure for the past 2-3 years. KEYWORD: WAS. Since I’m super impatient and can never sit still, it was a dream come true for me, and I actually threw away 99.9% of my regular nail polishes. But like all addictions, there was a major dark side. It involved the strange ritual of tearing up pieces of aluminum foil, dousing cotton balls in harsh liquids, and chilling out in a stupor … then taking metal tools to my body. AKA - taking that ish off my nails. Anyways, my name is Ann and it’s been 60+ days since my last gel manicure because I discovered Sephora’s Formula X Sheer Strength collection, where the shades are my fantasy dream of every bubblegum sheer color I ever wanted (true bubbly pink? pale purple? nude browns?), the polish dries super quick (less pigment = faster dry), and they work as a nail strengthener, packed with botanical extracts, keratin and natural hydrators.  Sheer Strength helps prevent splitting, cracking and peeling all while giving your nails a truly beautiful, natural look that still looks great when it starts to chip a way a bit, as all nail polish does. All ten of the Sheer Strength nail polishes have been enhanced with SHINEXCEL, which is an innovative luminescent ingredient that will enhance the overall color and shine of your nails. Recovery never looked so chic. Does This: Strengthens nails & gives a hint of tint Is This: Formula X Sheer Strength Collection Get This: SEPHORA  or  HERE Price: $12.50 Image Source: Artnau, product c/o the brand

Fact: I was pretty much the queen of the at-home gel manicure for the past 2-3 years. KEYWORD: WAS. Since I’m super impatient and can never sit still, it was a dream come true for me, and I actually threw away 99.9% of my regular nail polishes.

But like all addictions, there was a major dark side. It involved the strange ritual of tearing up pieces of aluminum foil, dousing cotton balls in harsh liquids, and chilling out in a stupor … then taking metal tools to my body. AKA - taking that ish off my nails.

Anyways, my name is Ann and it’s been 60+ days since my last gel manicure because I discovered Sephora’s Formula X Sheer Strength collection, where the shades are my fantasy dream of every bubblegum sheer color I ever wanted (true bubbly pink? pale purple? nude browns?), the polish dries super quick (less pigment = faster dry), and they work as a nail strengthener, packed with botanical extracts, keratin and natural hydrators. 

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Sheer Strength helps prevent splitting, cracking and peeling all while giving your nails a truly beautiful, natural look that still looks great when it starts to chip a way a bit, as all nail polish does. All ten of the Sheer Strength nail polishes have been enhanced with SHINEXCEL, which is an innovative luminescent ingredient that will enhance the overall color and shine of your nails. Recovery never looked so chic.

Does This: Strengthens nails & gives a hint of tint
Is This: Formula X Sheer Strength Collection
Get This: SEPHORA  or  HERE
Price: $12.50

Image Source: Artnau, product c/o the brand