Acquarella Nail Polish
|Average Customer Review: ( 190 customer reviews )
Write an online review and share your thoughts with other customers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
68 of 69 found the following review helpful:
I'm Hooked! Jan 19, 2008
I use Acquarella nail polish and wanted to share my experience after reading a negative review from another customer. My guess is that they did not follow the directions on the product. I must admit I did the same thing at first. I received my polish and went ahead and applied it like I am used to applying regular nail polish. I did find that it did not wear as well as I hoped and was pretty disappointed. Determined to get my money's worth, I took the time to read and follow the directions as far as buffing and preparing my nails with Acquarella Remover to remove chemical residue from past manicures with regular nail polish, as well as using the Acquarella Conditioner as instructed before wearing the colors. The difference in the performance of the nail polish was dramatic. It lasted much longer before showing signs of wear, the color was even, it was shiny, not streaky, and best of all no horrible chemical smell. The buffing is really helpful the first time you switch to Acquarella. I still use the conditioner as a base coat for some colors like Plasma, though. I'm hooked. I would definitely recommend this product, but you have to follow the directions.
61 of 62 found the following review helpful:
Revised Review Jul 14, 2010
By L. Carpenter
I'm not big on manicures, but I enjoy a pedicure and polish on my toes when I don my summer sandals. And as a cancer survivor, I love the idea of a nail polish without harmful chemicals and toxins, so I decided to give Acquarella a try. I purchased a bottle of clear conditioner, a bottle of Tickle Me pink and a bottle of remover, which was quite an expensive investment - I could have bought several colors of regular polish for what I spent to prepare my nails for one color of Acquarella. I buffed and cleaned my nails as instructed on the packaging, applied a base coat and then applied a coat of Tickle Me. The color in the bottle is a horrid Barbie Doll pink; on the nails, it is kind of a watery see through pink. I applied a second coat. It still looked watery and streaky. I've had it on for several days and it is holding up fine. No chipping or peeling. But the color and streaky looking coverage just isn't very pleasing to me. I guess you don't know how these things will turn out if you don't try them, but my personal opinion is that this was a waste of my money. I'll go back to regular polish and pass this along to my niece for her four year old daughter.
Revised Opinion: I later purchased another bottle of Aquarella polish in the color Aristo, which is a dark reddish pink color. I am very pleased with this shade. While I wouldn't recommend the color Tickle Me Pink, I give a thumbs up to the color Aristo. I took this with me when I had a professional pedicure and had the nail technician apply it and I like it a lot. I'd change the number of stars on my review from 3 to 5 if I could.
34 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Best nail polish I've used Feb 07, 2008
By T. Jaeger
This is the best nail polish I've ever used. It does require you to follow the recommended steps of buffing the nail and rinsing with the Acquarella polish remover; but this isn't that different than what I was doing anyway, so no biggie.
Its the application where this nail polish really shines. It goes on very smoothly, with no gunkiness that can happen with traditional nail polish. And no odor whatsoever! Acquarella says the drying time was 3 minutes, but I found it quite competitive with some 60 second traditional polishes that I've had. And the coverage is very, very even and smooth. My nails have never looked as good as they do with this polish.
The closest I can come to a complaint is that the "Tickle me" color was significantly more pink on me than I expected, closer to the "Pink a boo" (a bubblegum pink) color. This might be because I'm ultra (ULTRA) pale however, and I don't fault the company for it.
I've now tried the quinceanera and sparkling cider colors as well. Quinceanera is a very, very pale transulecent purple, and is nearly the natural color of my nails, so it looks wonderful on me. Its much lighter than the picture of the bottle would suggest, and I'd say it was also lighter than the color sample. It has a tiny bit of sparkle to it - I'd like more, but thats me.
I LOVE the sparkling cider color. I put three coats of it on and its a bright metallic gold. Just goregous, I hope Acquarella will be coming out with more metallics. It does settle (all the colors I tried that have sparkle settle) and takes a bit of mixing, but doesn't seem much worse than traditional polishes with sparkle. I didn't have much of a problem with the little bubbles, I just wiped them off on the lip before application. Like I said, I love this color.
All together this is the best product I've ever found for my nail, and I'm glad to give it five stars.
21 of 21 found the following review helpful:
Expensive but worth it Apr 17, 2010
After reading about this polish on EWG/Skin Deep website, and learning Acquarella is the best rated ( meaning lowest in toxic chemicals) I had to try it. Plus most important to me is that the company does not test on animals. I bought Wicked, a cheery sparkly green, along with the remover and conditioner, and buffer. I have not used the remover yet, but I did follow the instructions regarding buffing and then used the conditioner for a couple days. By the 3rd day, I was ready, and painted 2 thin coats of Wicked. The color goes on so thin and smooth and covers well! Dries very fast and stays shiny. It has been almost a week, and there have been teeny chips but I just painted over those and no problem. I did add a 3rd coat and the color looks even better. I love this polish! No smell at all... I ended up buying a few more, a red and the baby blue. I figure I can buy a couple colors every month until I have a whole new " wardrobe". Oh I also painted the toe nails too. I have had so many positive comments and compliments from women AND men!
I have short nails, by the way. I think the crazier fun colors look better on short nails.
I had a question and contacted the customer service by email. I got an answer right away with very helpful info, so I wanted to add how great their customer service is.
I hope you try it, we need to not only to stop the awful use of innocent animals being tested on, but stop the use of dangerous toxic chemicals. Also their packaging is assembled by handicapped employees! For all those reasons I am more than happy to pay 18 dollars for an excellent product.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Love this stuff!! Feb 21, 2010
By C. Laursen
I felt compelled to write a review about this polish because I love it so much! I've been on a mission to remove harmful chemicals and preservatives from my food and cosmetics but its been very difficult to give up some of my favorite products. After finding this polish on the Skin Deep database (rates cosmetics and products based on toxicity and danger to health) I thought it was too good to be true. I ordered Bliss and the conditioner(which I used like a base) and have been wearing it continuously for about 3 weeks and haven't had to remove it yet! I am having great results with Aquarella. No chipping or peeling like I was used to with my old polish (I religously wore OPI). Every few days I apply a fresh coat and on alternate days I buff the polish with the buffer and it shines right up like a fresh coat of polish. This stuff is awesome!! It is definitely different than regular polish in that it is softer, almost like it isn't completely dry even though it is. Harsh soaps or shampoos can dull it a bit but a quick buff will bring it back to its shiny old self. I believe that having nails prepared properly before application may be the difference between absolutely loving this stuff with excellent results and having a bad experience. I actually had polish-free nails for a few weeks before application of Aquarella. My constant manicures and polish changes had weakened my nails terribly and I was so disgusted by all the chemicals I had to use all the time that I went bare before stumbling upon Aquarella. So my point is, I'm guessing my nails were properly prepared and rid of whatever residues would cause the polish not to adhere properly. You must try this stuff. I feel that it is worth the price all things considered...like my health!
See all 190 customer reviews on Amazon.com