I was super duper excited to try Sula nail polish and today I am bringing you their five latest colors. In case you don’t know anything about Sula, they are water based nail polishes that actually peel off. You don’t need remover to take it off, just peel. I think that might be my favorite part, removing them, it’s satisfying somehow. They also have hardly any odor whatsoever and are big three free.
Instructions: As far as instructions, the bottle says to paint two coats onto your clean and natural nail. You can use a base and top coat to extend the life and make them last more like regular polishes. Without a base and top coat though, they are not supposed to last as long as most polishes, so don’t expect a long life of wear. Also once you have painted them, you are supposed to avoid contact with hot water for at least 3 hours.
Application: Here’s the thing…these are SOOOOOO streaky and gloopy it’s almost impossible to apply them decently. They showed every single ridge and flaw on my nails (I tried them like it said, with no base or top coat) and they never seemed to dry smoothly. It’s weird, when you apply them it looks smooth but then as it’s drying the streaks show up like crazy. I needed three coats for all of these and even then, they were not even. But the thing is, the polish doesn’t “level” very well, so you wind up with areas that are thicker than others. It dries to a rubbery feel after only like 2 minutes, very strange! I did put a top coat on one nail to test it out and it definitely helped with the streaks.
Removal: Amazingly it really did peel off after being on my nails for only 4-5 minutes. It doesn’t peel off in one gigantic piece though, which I was hoping for. I also tried taking it off with regular remover and it took a wee bit longer to get off than normal polish, but not much. One thing to note, when you use a top coat, the peeling is not as easy so it kind of defeats the purpose of “Paint and Peel”.
Slate is what I would call a putty color. I love this odd color, but as you can see the application just didn’t work. Check out my pointer and middle fingers, you can clearly see the streaks and it’s already totally dry.