Saturday, December 18, 2010

Liquid Palisade

Hi folks! Glad to be back fully in mind, body, and spirit after this hell-acious final semester of my college career. It's been an absolute rat race! Basically I've been running ragged for the last four months. And now it's over! So glad :)

I wanted to share with you today a product that has been getting a lot of buzz lately, a brand new item called Liquid Palisade. It's made by a company called Kiesque based in Chicago. It is toted as a product that makes lots of types of nail art, including frenchies and half-moons, and even a flawless manicure, into an easy task.
Basically, it's a liquid barrier that you paint on your nails/cuticles wherever you don't want nail polish to go. It comes out of the tube light lavender and then dries in a few seconds to a darker purple. You simply paint your nail and then wait a few seconds and then peel the LP strip off. You should be left with a clean edge and no paint where you had the LP.
I personally had a little bit of trouble with this product at first, it has a learning curve that is for sure. However, when I got the hang of it, it took almost no effort. I really like this idea, I positively squealed when I first heard of the concept. I don't think I'll be using this in my everyday manicures, it adds a step that I don't especially need, but when I want to add a french tip or half moon, you bet I'll be reaching for this stuff! This would be a great product for those of you out there who feel like your wobbly hands never give you a perfect manicure.
Some people have likened it to the stickers that you can buy at the drugstore, in the curve shape. The basic idea is very similar, but I think this is easier and more versatile. You can purchase Liquid Palisade for $22 at Kiesque's website.

Please visit my friend Asami's blog, Nails by Asami, where she gives a great video tutorial on how to use LP step by step.

xoxo,
kelliegonzo

This was provided for review.

17 comments :

  1. I would love to try it out! but it's way to expensiv for just trying! :)

    but it's a cool idea!

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  2. Congrats! Glad to hear you're feeling better! It's an interesting product and your nails look great, but I'm not sure I could justify the price tag.

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  3. I think this product is wonderful, I just wish it was a bit more affordable!

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  4. I'm betting when companies that produce drugstore polishes (Sally Hansen is the first one to come to mind)see the popularity of this they will make a similar product. I hope so, as this is a bit pricey. But wow, would a clean mani be nice!

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  5. I don't know if liquid palisade could cure my shaky hands. XD You still have to draw straight lines to get the patterns looking crisp.

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  6. Very interesting product and that's the easiest way to make a beautiful half moon manicure like youd did but it's also quite expensive. :)

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  7. I have this too and you should have seen me today messing with it. A hot mess.

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  8. @Kendal don't worry, when it dries, you can "tweak" it to get it straighter than you painted it on.

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  9. I need to practice with it again, because my finished product was not a good look for me! Glad to hear you have finished up and can now take a deep breath!

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  10. I really like the idea of this product but I would probably never buy it because of the price. Heres to hoping someone else makes something a little more reasonably priced!!

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  11. For those hesitant because of the price, I use liquid latex from ben nye (it's pretty much the exact same stuff) and apply it with a small script brush and it's a lot less expensive (2 oz. bottle is about $6)

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  12. Looks interesting, it works great on the ruffian mani's it seems! Have yet to try that out ;)

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  13. I have got to order me some of this, awesome!

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  14. that's so smart! I think this is perfect for people who always mess up their mani's, but for french mani's I prefer just tape, so quick, easy and a lot more affordable!

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  15. This is actually an awesome product! WOW! I could not free hand that like some gals do!

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