I'm a polish alcoholic. I have lots of polish and I want to use it. I've been known to change my polish daily. That means lots of removers and conditioners to combat the affects of those removers. At some point, I discovered peel off base coats like Unt "Ready For Take Off", "Glitter Be Gone" by Dainty Digits (now Baby Girl Lacquer) and Sally Hansen "Big Peel". Each of these products did what they said they'd do and I used them for quite a while.
Over time, I noticed some issues in using the one I used most often, mainly related to nail health. I'd occasionally stop using a peelable base coat and revert back to regular bases and remover products and those issues would subside and I'd have improved health. But, boy was that inconvenient for someone like me that liked to wear a different polish every day! So, I'd go back to using and I'd have issues again. But I'm an addict and I can't stop!
In November 2017, I was nearing the end of a bottle of my usual peel off base coat and I started thinking that I just did not want to buy another bottle because it was pricey and it can take awhile to be received and sometimes availability was questionable. Besides, I'm a DIY dabbler so I started thinking about what is in that product that makes it different from the other base coats that I had been using. The closet scientist and mixologist in me went to work. After many hours of research and trial and error, I happened onto something that worked well for me.
I started using my own concoction of peel off base coat in late November 2017. And it was performing quite well and over time I noticed some improved nail health as well.
I had some friends express their interest when I'd post teasers on my Instagram account. So, that interest prompted me to deploy a product testing series with other peel-off base coat users and here we are. They loved the product and urged me to keep going because their little 5ml tester bottle was not going to be enough for them!
Thanks for the inadvertent push, friends!
You probably read this just above this paragrap, but I'm a polish alcoholic. I have been into nail polish since I was about 17 or 18. Back in those days, I changed my polish daily and they matched the outfits I wore. I didn't know anything about "frankening" but I was constantly taking retail made polishes and mixing them with other colors to make a completely new polish. (There wasn't any such thing as glitter in polishes back then.)
A few years ago, I discovered the indie market and boy-oh-boy what a deep rabbit hole! I love indie polishes and I soon wanted to make them too. So here we are today.....after a few polishes for my own enjoyment, friends asked me "when will you start selling polishes?"
ColorS was born in April 2018. I chose the name ColorS because that's me. I love color, lots of it. I hope you all enjoy my adventures in color discovery.
ColorS is made in my kitchen, by hand - measuring and mixing, using 5-free (at least) bases. Because I do everything by hand, there may be some slight inconsistencies so please give your new bottle of polish a loving shake. I do my best to make sure that's not necessary but I am human (I swear).
About the Ingredients
Some have asked what is in PeelEze. Everything I use in PeelEze is SAFE for human use; all products labeled as non-toxic. I tested on myself for months before bringing it to you and I had a group of outside testers use it, also. There were no adverse reports in using PeelEze. It is not polish. It is not polyurethane. It is based in water though.
Ingredients: proprietary blend of ingredients, Water (Purified), Sodium Chloride, Disodium Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Phosphate, Benzalkonium Chloride, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Acetate
ColorS is polish and the ingredients in it starts with your standard bases and the variations come with your pigments and other add-ins to give each bottle it's uniqueness. So, below is what you may find:
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isobutyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Tremolitic Anhydride Copolymer, Cetalkonium Bentonite, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, N-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentane Dibenzoate. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, FD&C Lakes, D&C Lakes, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Iron Oxides, Micas and Glitter.