Thread: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    OK, so I usually purchase Nails INC polishes and have never had this problem, but recently I bought 4 Barry M polishes and upon removing the colours, they have actually STAINED my nails this yellowish tint. WTF. I contacted them and was told that the packaging does state that it should be worn with base coat..but i've never had this problem with ANY other brand. So what the hell is in here that has stained my nails? Lol i'm so mad right now...with them and myself (should have bought base coat).
    Has anyone else had this problem, and does this nasty tint (looks like chain smokers yellow finernails) grow out or WHAT?
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    i had that with an eyeko nail polish, the dark navy blue, it tined them a weird blueish colour. my nails looked bruised! but it came off after a day or so
    sofie xxx

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    i had that with an eyeko nail polish, the dark navy blue, it tined them a weird blueish colour. my nails looked bruised! but it came off after a day or so

    honestly it's ridiculous. my polish wasn't even YELLOW lmao. and then companies wonder why they don't fare well next to higher end lines.

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    My China Glaze Spontaneous did the same thing to my nails. I usually don't use a base coat but OPI Natural Nails Strengthener. I had 2 coats under Spontaneous but it still stained my nails. I only had the polish on for 3 days.

    The nail polish you have used may contain formaldehyde that cause the nails to turn yellow. Some dark colours nail polish will do cause that too. Try using a base coat next time and see if still stains your nails.

    It may help to remove the stained area a little by buffing your nails gently.

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    honestly it's ridiculous. my polish wasn't even YELLOW lmao. and then companies wonder why they don't fare well next to higher end lines.

    infact now that i think about it, i clearly remember using a base coat by nails inc. but that didnt stop it from giving the bruised nail look
    sofie xxx

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    try soaking your nails in some water with lemon juice. the citric acid should help remove the stains.

    if that doesn't help, try actually rubbing a slice of lemon on your nails, then after you rinse, buff them out.

    good luck!

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    oh man, my China Glaze Tree Hugger did this to my nails. It looks disgusting. My nails are all green and look molded. Ugh.

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    i read online that if you wear nail polish on your finger nails pretty often it can cause your nails to turn yellow because they need oxygen to keep their white color. lemon juice should help remove the tint, and wearing a base coat should help as well. dark color polishes are known for causing stains. hope that helps. you can google information about it as well.

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    some colors will leave a tint on your nails. i know red usually leaves a tint on mine.
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    i have had all sorts of polish leave the tint - high end included. i think it's because i always wear nail polish..
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    i'm gonna try that lemon juice thing, because my nails look disgusting without polish now. one of my friends actually said "Are you molding??" LMAO!

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    i'm gonna try that lemon juice thing, because my nails look disgusting without polish now. one of my friends actually said "Are you molding??" LMAO!

    LMAO oh man! Yeh i'll try it too, and report back

    Thank u everybody

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    Nails are porous so if the color molecules are small enough they will stain. I don't think it has much to do with the brand of polish, I actually think it has more to do with them staining when removing the color rather than it happening from wearing it.

    I have used the lemon on my toenails (which are never without polish) and it works well.

    when i get too crazy and don't wear gloves shampooing out color I clean my nails/hands with (don't cringe) a few squirts of Clorox Cleanup...the spray, *not* regular clorox. Amazingly it is actually kind of slimey and soft rather than harsh like i thought it would be...but then you have to deal with your hands smelling like cleaner.

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    Also, peroxide works well as well. soak them for a few minutes. it should help. I never have an issue but i always use a base coat.

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    I get stained from OPI Russian Navy. I keep wearing it though!! LOL
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    This happened to me once but it was blue (IIRC) and I put another nail polish on over the top and removed it when it was dry. It did help but didn't get it off 100%.

    Worth a shot?

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

    lmao @ "chain smoker" nails
    yes it grows out and yes i've had this happen before. normally with a dark colored nail polish.
    i'll just take the color and either leave color off for about a week or if i polish right after i'll just put on a very light color
    this has always happened to me when i wear dark colors and if i leave the color on for a while
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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    infact now that i think about it, i clearly remember using a base coat by nails inc. but that didnt stop it from giving the bruised nail look

    Can I ask you which one it was? The only one they make that's specifically to prevent your nails from staining is Underground, the other ones are still basecoats but they are more geared to be a treatment for your nails.

    I've used all of them and to be quite honest I've never got "actual staining" when using one, darker colors will leave a residue on the skin around your nail and underneath the free edge especially if your nails/skin are dry but it should wear off in a day or two.

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    OK, so I usually purchase Nails INC polishes and have never had this problem, but recently I bought 4 Barry M polishes and upon removing the colours, they have actually STAINED my nails this yellowish tint. WTF. I contacted them and was told that the packaging does state that it should be worn with base coat..but i've never had this problem with ANY other brand. So what the hell is in here that has stained my nails? Lol i'm so mad right now...with them and myself (should have bought base coat).
    Has anyone else had this problem, and does this nasty tint (looks like chain smokers yellow finernails) grow out or WHAT?
    TIA


    You should always use a base coat regardless of the brand of polish your using, not only will it protect your nails from staining but it also makes the polish go on more evenly and it provides a sticky surface for the color to grab on to.

    To get rid of the staining buff them gently with a buffer and lemon juice will whiten but it's also quite drying so use a cuticle oil and hand cream afterwards to put the moisture back in.

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    Can I ask you which one it was? The only one they make that's specifically to prevent your nails from staining is Underground, the other ones are still basecoats but they are more geared to be a treatment for your nails.

    I've used all of them and to be quite honest I've never got "actual staining" when using one, darker colors will leave a residue on the skin around your nail and underneath the free edge especially if your nails/skin are dry but it should wear off in a day or two.


    the one i have is called vitamin boots basecoat....should be called bruise boost basecoat!!
    sofie xxx

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    the one i have is called vitamin boots basecoat....should be called bruise boost basecoat!!

    Do you mean A&E? Thats a protein and vitamin treatment but it's not specifically targeted to staining.

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    Do you mean A&E? Thats a protein and vitamin treatment but it's not specifically targeted to staining.

    im not sure tbh, thats all it says.anyway il have a look for the one that u mentioned earlier next time im shopping
    sofie xxx

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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    i read online that if you wear nail polish on your finger nails pretty often it can cause your nails to turn yellow because they need oxygen to keep their white color. lemon juice should help remove the tint, and wearing a base coat should help as well. dark color polishes are known for causing stains. hope that helps. you can google information about it as well.



    Turning to yellow is mostly connected to dark color polishes (at least I have this experience) and that's why I always use some nude color polish as a base and I never had any problems with those stains.
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    Nail Staining.

    So, I've really gotten into nail polish lately and usually wear darker colors with a bright (usually green) on the ring finger. I've used Nail Tek and MAC Underlacquer as a base coat and I still have awful staining on my ring finger. Does anyone know of a better base coat that won't leave my nail stained or is there a way to remove the stain?
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    Re: Nail Staining.

    Thanks, I'll check it out!
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    Re: Why the HELL has this nail polish stained my nails??????????

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    i read online that if you wear nail polish on your finger nails pretty often it can cause your nails to turn yellow because they need oxygen to keep their white color. lemon juice should help remove the tint, and wearing a base coat should help as well. dark color polishes are known for causing stains. hope that helps. you can google information about it as well.

    I don't think this is true because I keep clear nail polish on my finger nails at all times (excepting once a week when I remove it all and start all over), and my nails are never yellow. The nail polish will start to yellow, but when I remove it my nails are still white.
    I definitely agree about the dark polish causing stains! That's always been my experience, and it sucks. Even with a base coat, if I leave the polish on for too long I have trouble.

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