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Beauty Review: Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer

The Budget Beauty Babe reviews Ulta brand nail polish, and it's a hit! —BB

by The Budget Beauty Babe
Recently, I took advantage an offer to anyone who would hand over their email address in exchange for a coupon that entitles you to a free Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer. I’ll try anything if its free (especially nowadays! Sheesh!). I was really very happy with my new polish. It works great, lasts forever and Ulta offers a ton of different shades, I’m pretty sure you can make a perfect match for any shade of pink or red or dark purple (great for Fall) that you may possibly need in your life. I love it, I think it’s a great polish and I have become a loyal customer. A little pricey on a regular day at full price ($5), but a fantastic deal with an Ulta coupon, or any of the many promotions they offer for their own line of products (it's on sale for $2.50 right now online.)

Shown above: Ulta Salon Formula Nail Lacquer in Wicked, Now $2.50 deals: Free shipping on orders over $50; $5 off any purchase of $10 or more, enter code 96306

This nail polish is horrible! Lots of colors, yes. But, when you try to take it off---it has stained your nails and takes about three days worth of showering to go away completely...and this is after having it on only 3 days!!!

Just be aware...
#1 jessica on 2008-10-25 09:51 (Reply)
Really?!! We did not have this experience at all. For the purpose of this article we tried over 15 shades of Ulta nail polish, and wore them each for days! In fact I have been wearing Ulta nail polish exclusively now for three months and have never had a stained nail. While I can't explain the different experiences with performance, may I suggest trying a new nail polish remover? If its not that, then who knows! :-)
#2 The Budget Beauty Babe on 2008-10-25 10:13 (Reply)
in order to keep your nails from staining, especially when wearing dark polishes, always use a good base coat. they need not be expensive. i've used everything from dior to clinique to the dime store brands and maybelline express finish is hard to beat. only around $3. it protects the nails from absorbing the polish. also, use a non-acetone polish remover. the acetone is quicker but it dries out the nail, making it weaker. with the non-acetone remover, you can change your color every couple of days.
#3 maggie z on 2008-10-28 13:00 (Reply)
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