FAQ - nailmatic

Nail polish and manicure

WHY IS THERE NO CAPITAL LETTER AT THE BEGINNING OF “NAILMATIC”?

Simply to annoy you every time it’s at the beginning of a sentence and to check that you are paying attention. Rest assured, we sometimes regret this graphic design decision (and moan about the resultant autocorrect).

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?

Strictly speaking, organic nail polish doesn’t really exist—or only from a marketing point of view in any event. We indeed do our best to come up with the safest formulas. It’s a real challenge as our women’s nail polishes must be long lasting and have a high coverage texture and glossy finish. So yeah, not today but we're working on it!

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS?

Not on your nelly. In any event, it’s not allowed. Our products are vegan and cruelty free, with two exceptions: our Black Serum nail care contains caviar extract and our Cream Remover In The Go contains beeswax.

WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE?

Our products are made in France, within a radius of roughly 200km from our Paris offices. One exception: our nail files come from South Korea. When we can't find a better (or even) alternative in France, we choose what's best for you.

I HAVE AN AWESOME SHOP AND I’D LOVE TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS IN IT—IS THAT POSSIBLE?

Absolutely! Write to us including as much information about your store as possible (brands sold, concept).

MY POLISH CHIPS AFTER TWO DAYS. WHAT’S THE SECRET TO MAKING IT LAST LONGER?

Our manicure routine is simple and unchanging:

  1. File your nails without sawing back and forth. Move the file over the nails, not the other way round.
  2. Cuticle time (our Precious Oil is recommended here). Rinse hands with warm water or use an oil-removing product to create a clean surface. Greasy nails and nail polish do not make for a great result.
  3. Apply base coat to protect your nails.
  4. First thin coat of polish (not too much product on the brush) + second thicker coat.
  5. Apply top coat.

Have a quick break between each coat (less than 5 minutes) and wait another 10 minutes at the end so you don’t spoil all of your hard work! Add a new top coat layer a couple of days later to ensure a longer manicure.

BUT I THOUGHT ONE COAT WAS ENOUGH WITH NAILMATIC.

With nailmatic, one coat is enough—that’s what’s so great. Busy girls love the concept! Your manicure won’t last as long but it’ll be just as good.

MY NAIL POLISH IS THICK AND STRINGY WHEN I APPLY IT.

Ok, so it’s our turn to ask the questions now. Where do you store your nail polish? Bathroom, fridge, cupboard, dressing table…? You should know that your polishes are not big fans of light and heat. Storing them in the bathroom or near a radiator alters their texture and their appearance. Keep them in a box, standing up, and store it in a dry space, in a cupboard. You can keep them in the fridge but if you are a hardcore nail addict, you’ll need a very large refrigerator.

SHOULD NAIL POLISH BE REGULARLY SHAKEN BETWEEN USES TO KEEP IT IN TOP CONDITION?

Not at all—you should never shake your polish as if you were mixing a cocktail. The aim of the movement is to mix together the pigments: hold the polish vertically and roll it between your hands. Gently does it.

I ALWAYS APPLY POLISH BETTER ON ONE HAND THAN THE OTHER. WHAT CAN I DO TO ENSURE BOTH ARE PERFECT?

It’s practically impossible unless you are really gifted or totally ambidextrous. Try to lean the hand that is applying the polish on something and flatten out the hand that you are painting. Everything is a question of practice—you will become better at it with time and patience. So, ready for a warm up?

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