Wednesday, July 12, 2017

REVIEW: Color Street Nails

Packaging - 5 (excellent)
Ease of Use - 5 (excellent)
Longevity - 3 (average)
Removal - 5 (excellent)
Variety - 4 (very good)
Value - 4 (very good)
Nail Health - 5 (excellent)
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Okay so first I am going to get a little disclaimer out of the way. I AM NOT  A REP FOR COLOR STREET. I do not sell it, I do not get paid to promote it, and I am not going to link you to anything that gives me rewards or money. Now that that's out of the way, I am going to talk about what Color Street is.

A lot of you remember Jamberry. If you want to see my review on Jamberry to compare you can read it here. Jamberry is a direct sale company (like Mary Kay or It Works) that sells nail wraps. They were insanely popular about 2 years ago, but have kind of gone out of trend. I bring them  up because Color Street is also a direct sale company that sells nail wraps, but theirs are different. I gave Jamberry a 3/5 star rating, and what pulled them up to that 3 stars was their packaging and their variety, while Color Street got 4.5/5 starts. So I will be releasing after this another post that compares the two together directly. I will link it as soon as it goes up.

First of all the packaging. It came in a simple but cute pink bubble envelope, and had the wraps and shipping information inside. The wraps are in small cardboard envelopes that are simple and what you'd expect. I did notice each envelope has an American Flag heart prominently displayed on it and says "Made in America" and I love that! I know a lot of my readers aren't American, but I do like supporting American business, since I am an American, and I like that they are proud to be made in America.

There was a good variety of choices for the company being only a couple months old. I am sure they will have hundreds of choices in a couple years, but I like what they had. They had a lot of solid colored ones, some cute nail art, glitter options and even a french tip choice. The had subtle patterns, bold ones, romantic looks and geometric ones too. I loved the options and I felt like there was something for everyone.

So the next part is that the product lasts for up to 2 weeks. I think it hold up better than my nail polish, even my OPI and ESSIE, but it isn't immovable. It does chip. For value I gave it a 4 because you can actually get a lot of Manicures and Pedicures out of one set. Each set comes with 16 strips because they assume that your fingers or toes may be different widths and want you to find the ones  that fit your needs. However they are long enough to but into 2 nails each at least! I am able to do 3 manicures with one set on strips and 4 pedicures, because my toenails are tiny and one wrap can often do 3-4 nails. If I broke this product down into how much it costs per mani/pedi I thin would I buy this at Walmart if it only did one set for $4? I totally would! The sets cost $11-$14 (so if you stick with the less expensive looks they actually average out to be only $3.14 each!) And while I wouldn't say my nails look as clean as a pro manicure, (although it's close and may get better as I use them more) it's a SIXTH of the cost!

Okay so let's talk about actually using these nail wraps or nail strips. So first of all these strips are made of real nail polish. They are not stickers that you melt onto your nails or anything like that. You prep your nails by filing the nail's free edge and pushing back the cuticle like you would for any polish or manicure. The sets always include two small "nail prep" wipes that you put on your nails to get them nice and clean. You get the set of nail wraps and you remove the clear plastic sheet in the front, and then using a tab located on each "nail" you remove the wrap you'd like to use. The sets come with 16 nails so you can have different size options, but you may want to cut them in half or even smaller to get more out of your sets. I personally prefer to cut them after I have taken off the front and back sheets. Then you place it on your nail and you can cut the excess away. Then you file the free edge again to make it all nice and smooth and you are done. It took me about 20 minutes the first time I ever did this to do both a manicure and pedicure! My FIRST TIME!

Because these are actual nail polish you do not need to file the nail plate before application, and you also can remove the polish easily with acetone or polish remover like any other nail lacquer. This means your nails stay healthy and damage free, and removal is easy and fast. I like that my nails look and feel like a real polish... because that's what this is! No harsh adhesives and they are also free of formaldehyde (and formaldehyde  resin), camphor, toluene, DBP, and parabens! Woo!

If you are interested in learning more about Color Street or purchasing it check it out here. Although I highly recommend finding a friend or consultant to purchase from, so you can support local business and people who are trying to hustle to earn a living.
The pattern I have posted above is called Desert Dream and can be found here. 



14 comments:

  1. I see a lot of info here that you did NOT include in your Jamberry review and the information is the same. Jamberry products are free from the top 8 cancer causing chemicals in similar products, made in the US, a sheet comes with multiple sizes and a total of 18 wraps on a sheet. Seems like your review is a little bias

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    1. Hi Pixie! Thanks for taking the time to write a comment. I wrote my review on Jamberry a very long time ago, as Jamberry came out a very long time ago! I personally did not have a great first, second or third experience with jamberry wraps, and have really loved Color Street, so if my review seems biased, it's only because there is one of these two products that I use and love, and the other I did not care for. I have never sold Jamberry or Color Street, and I have friends and family who sell both. So the biased is not personal, it's preference.

      As for information I may have included here but did not include in my older review, that may be because things have changed or because back when I did my other review I simply didn't know. For example I know as time has gone on ingredients matter a lot more to me than they used to. As far the ingredients though if you look at my Jamberry vs Color Street post, it was a very narrow race (with Color Street only pulling ahead by ONE category!) and one of the ones that Jamberry won was ingredients. That's because they are free of 8, while CS is only free of 7! What a win for them.

      Please remember that this blog has my personal experiences and opinions on them, and are not everyone's feelings. Many may love Jams over Color Street, and that is just fine! I am not a fan of a lot of popular products. This is a forum for me to give honest feedback on products I have tried. That is all.

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  2. I completely agree with you. I used jamberrys once and I will never use them again. Now color street! I’m thinking about signing up. I freaking love them!! Plus, they are so easy to do my two year old daughters nails. You never have to wait for them to dry! Only bad part is if you don’t seal the package correctly they dry out and you can’t use them. Found that out tonight!! Great review!

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    1. Hi Kristine! I love Colorstreet and I am a colorstreet stylist. If you were thinking of signing up, I would love ti have you on my team! mycolorstreet.com/uptownnails

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    2. I have been with Color streetbsonce pre-launch! I love it and it is so easy to sell because it is just so easy to apply! It's hard not to love this product!!

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  3. Sign up Kristine! It is an amazing company! Would love to have you on my team! DeAnn
    mycolorstreet.com/uptownnails

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  4. Definitely why you get thus several blog comments.
    Maeng Da Canada

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  5. I was given two samples! I was amazed at how easy and how gorgeous my nails looked! I ordered and am waiting for my first couple sets to come in! Can't wait! Made in the USA and supporting a local rep. What more can you ask for?!

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  6. Hey! I just put on my first pair for valentines which are super cute! Sooo freaking easy to put on and versatile so you can utilize both sides. I have had these on for three days, washed clothes, dishes, hands, showered and still going strong. The St. Paddy's day ones just came out and are super cute as well. I am having an online party and can not brag about these enough. Can't wait to get the rest of my shipment.

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  7. I am a Independent Stylist with Color Street and I have to say I fell in love with a sample! Now I sell them and I have been with them for a little over 2 weeks and have some amazing customers who also love the product! For future reference they are 100% nail polish strips not wraps! Thanks for the amazing review! I am so glad to work with an amazing company! www.mycolorstreet.com/colorstreetstephaniewills

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  8. Thank you for the rave reviews! I love, love, love them. I too, like Stephanie Wills, could not pass up the opportunity to work with Color Street! So, yes, I do Rep the product, so if you are in SoCal/Orange County area, let me know! I have impromptu Nail Bars weekly where you can come try before you buy! f: yournailshop. Check events or contact me and we'll set one up near you!

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  9. It was so great to read about how wonderful the Color Street nails are! I recently tried them and immediately signed up to become a Stylist on a New Jersey killer team! Check out the NEW Spring Designs:
    If you are thinking about trying Color Street or want to also sell Color Street, please sign up at http://www.mycolorstreet.com/CaroleWalker

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-Angela ♥