Nov 23, 2012

Review: P2 Color Stop!; Really a stopper for cuticle mess?

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Today I’d like to show you one of the most interesting nail product I’ve ever seen. It’s called “Color Stop!” by German brand P2, which concept is;

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Okay. Now the question is “What you call liquid barrier and how can I use?”. Unfortunately there’s NO description on the bottle (which is already a pretty big cons), but I’ve found following image in their booklet;

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I think this tells something. So the idea is, to apply this liquid stuff around the cuticle BEFORE painting the nail and this will guard the color mess by peeling off the dried residue with excess color after all. Because of this usage, it has pretty fine brush;

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But liquid is a bit thick and bit hard to apply smoothly & quickly. It need a time to apply neatly, but well, still it’s suitable and this is a result;

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I’d let them dry, it took VERY GOOD 5 min or EVEN MORE (another cons), and then I painted my nail with one of most bold color I have; OPI Yoga-ta get this blue, strong shimmery navy. I gave VERY thick one coat to let it flood around my cuticle;

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As you can see here. Then I waited until color is completely dry, I think I’ve even waited for AN HOUR to be sure, and then pulled the residue carefully with the tweezers…

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...to remove them with excess colors, to get neat cuticle line…

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...NO. :(
It pulled the colors. It pulled the colors to the cuticle and totally messed up the cuticle line. Took one hour and this. NO WAY.

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So now I’ll shout out loud “DON’T BUY” for this product. Idea is great, I really love the idea, but otherwise that’s it. It takes much longer than normal clean-up with brush and acetone, final result is so bad, even worse than I’ve expected, so completely NO REASON to get this “innovative” product…which made me sad :(

Other way around, if you still would like to try this, just grab the PVA glue. I’ve checked the INCI which was like;

AQUA, POLYVINYL ACETATE, PPG-3 METHYL ETHER, CITRIC ACID, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISILOXANE, AMMONIUM HYDROXYDE, (1) PROPYLENE GLYCOL & AQUA & (2) CITRUS GRANDIS & (3) CITRIC ACID &(4) GLYCOLIC ACID & (5) LACTIC ACID & (6) MALIC ACID, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM FRUIT EXTRACT

Even though there’s lot of other stuff else written, I’m so sure the main ingredients are water and PVA because texture wasn’t different at all.

So…wanna have a try? At least it’s fun to peel off the color from skin… :P

5 comments:

  1. Great review. When I saw this, I though this is going to be a great product, but after reading post I see it's not. What about if you would remove this product when the polish would be still wet (right after application). Do you think the end result would be the same (polish on cuticles)?

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    1. Probably yes, probably not...I must try. I say yes because the dried texture of this Color Stop! is kinda "gummy" than normal striping tapes for example. But if polish is "watery" enough, then...maybe it'll get removed properly :)
      But anyway, it's really time-consuming way compare to normal cleaning up, that's the biggest point that I can't recommend to anybody :/

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  2. I don't think you are meant to paint over it.

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    1. I painted over it because I wanted to make the clear "mess" on the cuticle. Even it doesn't meant to paint over it, who knows it'll never happen?
      To think about the product's idea, it SHOULD work even the color is painted over the Color Stop! layer...and it didn't.

      Also, as I noticed above, it's SUPER time consuming compare to normal cleaning up...doesn't work properly + time consuming = NO BUY. That's it! :)

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  3. chiroさぁん~
    このペンはドイツにしか売ってないのですか?
    めっちゃ便利ですね(^-^)
    調べよっと( ̄^ ̄)ゞ

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