I recently reported on my experience with Marianne Newman Nails, all the info here. Basically, its a new 3 min manicure. The idea is you can use a clicky pen to apply the colour and seal it in – it dries super quickly.
Well – after trying it out more, I am really disappointed with it. The kit of 3 polishes and 2 top coats was £38 – I think that’s pretty expensive. They are paint like and dry funny and the colours run easily, if your top coat isn’t adequate.
I did my nails and over 24 hours it faded drastically. I can’t stand chipped nails, so I just took it all off and it had badly stained my nail:
You don’ t have to use a base coat with this as it’s supposed to come off with water (if the top coat hasn’t been applied).
But clearly this has lead to staining:
It’s a horrible dark/yellowy stain, I can’t get it off with my polish remover. So I guess I will have to apply colour but the old fashioned way. I would seriously suggest doing a normal base coat, polish and top coat – it lasts sooooooo much longer. I am in love with Creative Nail’s Stickey Base Polish and Quick Shine Top Coat at the moment, would choose it over my usual Chanel base and top coat.