Sunday, September 18, 2016

Review of Formula X The System XCEL Customizable Gel-Like Nail Polish Set with Delete All remover

I received the Formula X products complimentary from Influenster, but I'm going to be 100% honest with my opinions here...  This kit is amazing!  Ok first off I am a beauty professional, I've been licensed since 1992 in Cosmetology, I'm certified in all forms of Makeup Artistry since 1994, I have 10 years experience in an upscale salon, and I own over a thousand nail polishes, yes I said over 1000!  I'm jaded when it comes to beauty products, they need to be better than what I've got and I've found what I like.  Well I have some new faves after using this kit, no joke!  Ok let me tell you how it goes and what I adore so much about this system.

So after 1st prepping the nails by normal filing and cuticle removing, I grabbed step 1 of the system and put on a coat, it's not polish, it dries almost immediately like rubbing alcohol.  Step 2 is next and that one applies like normal base coat. After that comes the color and I was sent TGIF which is a bright melon color, not a fave shade of mine, and it wasn't holo,  but I loved the brightness, it was almost neon and it applied smooth in 2 coats. Next up came the top coat.  OMG this top coat is everything!!!  I have sworn by my Seche for years for it's glossy and fast dry action, the Formula X top coat is better!  Just as glossy, just as fast drying, NO SHRINKAGE!  I'm hooked!  They knew when they sent this kit to me I would be hooked!  So with the Formula X system I had glossy, perfect nails for a week.  If you have problems getting your polish to last, or need your polish to last a week, you have to try this kit.  Removal was the other charm in the set, the best remover I have ever used in my life.  It smells good, it removes extra fast and easy, it's the foam soaked remover with little holes for the digits.  The only bummer is the lid on mine doesn't close tightly, it's defective so I'm afraid it may dry out soon :(

Ok that's my honest opinion and review of the system.  On a rating scale of 1 to 10, they get a 9 only because the lid on the remover doesn't close tight which I suspect is an isolated issue with just mine, and they aren't all about holographic polish like me and my crew are ;)  Good stuff, seriously, highly recommended!  The whole kit is under $40 ($32 for USA $40 for our friends the Candians, not sure why they get a higher price for the same product) from Sephora and you can pick whatever color you want! Check it out, I know you will love it! Link to set:  Formula X Set


  1. Thanks Gretchen, i have to try this system out, my nails chip after a day no matter what brand i use, great review w/a lot of great info <3

    1. Thanks so much Maura, I did the system on my mom as well using a holographic polish, my mom is lucky if polish is still on after 24 hrs, she got a good 3 days with no chips or wear which is really good for her! :)