I’ve been loving the Formula X System for months now, but like other things I use all the time, I forget to write about them — why is that? Even though they aren’t new, I feel like they deserve the spotlight and a dedicated post.
I start each at-home manicure (which is the only kind of manicure I get these days) with the Formula X Nail Cleanser. This treatment gently cleanses the nail bed of any oil or dirt that would stop the nail colour from adhering properly and thus makes it last longer. It doesn’t dry out my cuticles and dries almost instantly so you can get on with applying the base coat and nail colour.
I have been painting my nails for at least fifteen years (probably closer to eighteen years actually) and for the majority of those years I haven’t used a base coat. I always thought of it as an extra step that I didn’t have patience for. Thankfully I have seen the light and realized the importance of a good base coat. The Formula X Base Coat protects my nails and helps my polish stay on longer. I have used many other base coats in the past, and nothing comes close to this one.
After applying one of my (many) favourite colours, I always top it off with a top coat. One of my very favourites is the Formula X Top Coat. It’s really thick, which I find creates a great seal and makes my polish last longer. It also leaves my nails smooth and shiny, which I love.