I am probably the messiest nail painter ever. There is a method to my madness, but my mom just thinks it’s plain crazy. When I paint my nails I try to avoid my skin as much as possible, but if it gets on my skin then it’s no big deal. And typically it gets on the skin around my nails a lot. But I’ve noticed that once my nails are dry a few hours after or the next day after I’ve washed my hands in fairly warm water the nail polish on my skin just peels right off. It’s a nifty little trick, but I have always been curious about those barriers you see in nail tutorial videos where they paint their nail and the peel off the barrier and voila no excess paint on their skin.
I was in Sephora back in the summer and I was in line and I saw the Liquid Palisade product, so I picked it up and saw that it was advertised as being an easy-peel polish barrier. It was exactly what I needed, so I wouldn’t make a mess of the skin around my nails. It was $17 and I wasn’t buying that much that day, so I decided to give it a shot.
First of all my first time trying it did not go very smoothly. You’re supposed to paint it around your nail and then once it’s dry you can paint your nail. Then while your polish is still wet you have to remove the barrier with tweezers. The instructions actually stress that part. This made no sense to me because what if I needed a second coat? I would have to apply it again. It’s not a very big bottle… So I followed the instructions, but I’m not exactly sure what went wrong, but in the end my nail just did not look nice. Then I had issues closing the bottle because a big chunk of it had dried up and was blocking the hole, so I had to pull it out with my tweezers and threw out a big chunk of product.
Fast forward to Sunday night when I decided to try using it again. I was having trouble opening the damn thing. It just kept twisting and not popping open. I had to use force and pulled it off. Turns out the entire inside had dried up, which is why it was so hard to get the brush out. The brush had dried into the product. Now I have no idea how this happened since I hadn’t used it since August. And if it has that short of a ‘shelf life’ then that’s pretty awful. Needless to say I’m less than thrilled about this product, and would not recommend it at all. I’ll just stick to my messy technique.
Has anyone ever had any success with this product?