I think you need to know that!

So just yesterday I showed you this gorgeous rich brown holo by Nabi. I totally love it! I wore it for two days straight! Imagine that! This hardly ever happens! But then I removed it this morning and.... my nails remained reddish brown! and not in a nice way :-(
I admit, I didn't use any base coat. And I have a UV gel coat on my nails as a protective layer and maybe it absorbed the color more this time, but still.... I have never had any other nail polish that stained this bad!
That red dot on my ring nail is where I had the metal stud over my polish. 
So far I only tried two of the Nabi holos - the one I showed you - Black Berry (#16) and Ocean Blue (#06), a gorgeous turquoise color that did NOT stain at all. So this means each one is slight different and needs a separate test and care. But I thought you should all know that and be prepared. As I try the rest of them, I will let you know how each one works. But that will take some time I'm afraid... 

An answer to some of the questions: Since several people asked, I will answer here.
Yes the Gel is still on my nails in this picture, and I believe that most of the stains will be off when I soak the gell off. I didn't do it yet because it's pretty new and I don't like to do the whole process in less then 2 weeks time. However, I did think it was important to show, because most people don't have the privilege of renewing the surface of their nail every month ;-)

13 comments :

Steamy Nails said...

Omg, that looks horrible! Your poor poor nails! D:

Lena Payne said...

I wonder if a base coat would have helped? I always use 2 coats of a base when I use dark colors.

Lacqueerisa Says said...

You might wanna try scrubbing them with toothpaste, see if you can still get a little more stain off. Hopefully it will come off, such a gorgeous colour.

Raggio di Luna said...

OMG, it looks bad... I hope you can do something to make things better... :-/ I remember I had a similar bad experience with one blue nail polish, it stained so bad, when I saw my nails I wanted to cry... The worst thing was that I adore all shades of blue, so I'm sure I didn't throw it away, it must be in some drawer of my Helmer... somewhere... hidden... :-)

ManisbyMoore said...

Don't you hate when beautiful nail polish stains your nails?? Ugggg... thanks for the heads up!!

Dani FromPolishwithLove said...

Eeeek!! I hate that! OPI I Saw U Saw We Saw Warsaw stained my nails too. I had to break out the toothpaste

Criminal Nails said...

Jesus!! What a massive stainage! Still, it's no drama, it will be covered up anyways right? :p

rebecca said...

Wow. All I can say is, at least the blue didn't stain! Is this with the UV coat still on your nails? Maybe some of it will come off when you soak off the gel coat. I hope at least. Your poor nails.

the_lacquerologist said...

Is the UV gel coat still on your nails in this picture? Hopefully when you remove that your nails underneath will be un-stained!

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

Aww that totally sucks! I hate it when my nails get stained. :(

~ Yun

Cathy said...

I wonder if it has something to do with the gels on. Maybe those soaked up the color more than bare nails would? Either way, I definitely feel your pain. I once had electric green stains for months from wearing ChG Paper Chasing without a topcoat (like a dummy!).

Denise Drespling said...

I'm very intrigued by this concept of a gel base. I'll admit, I've not really even looked into them at all. So you leave it on as a base for weeks? Does it breath or will it turn your nails yellow like always wearing polish does? What kind is it? What's the main reason you do it over just using a polish base? Lots of questions, but you've got me interested! :)

Jin Jit said...

:-) I think that most (if not all) of your questions are answered in my post here: http://superficiallycolorful.blogspot.co.il/2012/11/my-uv-gel-nails-tutorial.html
If you still have more - feel free to ask!

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