Thursday, September 6, 2012

PVA as a Basecoat

 
So the PVA phenomenon has pretty much changed heavy glitter mani's to BLAH to HELLYA!

The husband has a little concern that PVA is cargenogenic, but I haven't found any Google evidence to back this up....any thoughts?

Basically you squirt your PVA glue into an empty polish bottle and paint it on your nails in lieu of a base coat. It paints on as white, as pictured above, and dries clear. When it's dried you can glitter to your hearts content.


 
When you are sick of your glitter, you can simply list a corner on your nails and voila! It comes off in one piece. No foil method or heavy rubbing with acetone needed.


 
 
 
 
This was 3 coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush, Glitz Gal with a coat of Seche QD. Unfortunately, it lasted about 15 hours....the temptation to peel was too great!!

Who else is going to PVA now for all their glitter mani's?

25 comments:

  1. Wow that is a great way to get glitter on and off!

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  2. I'm siding with your hubby on this. I think there needs to be a bit more research into this before everyone jumps onto it. It's a great method but if it is unsafe then I think it's a big risk to be taking.

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    1. I'd be more worried about all the chemicals in the polishes, base and top coats... Not to mention the parabens in cuticle oils and lotions and all the acetone in remover.

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  3. I think there are more likely to be issues with even the 5 free nail polishes than a little PVA glue. Also known as Elmer's Glue All among other names. But, here is the material safety data sheet for him for a PVA glue. You might not want it in your eye, but its not listed as a carcinogen by several health safety groups. Hope that helps! http://www.gamblincolors.com/msds/pva.html

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  4. Oh ok, Elmer's glue all has other things added and might be worse than plain PVA. It does have a different pH

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  5. I just attempted this last night as well. I am interested to see how long the wear will be :)

    As far as what everyone has been saying about using the glue, if they give it to kids to use in school, why wouldn't it be safe to use on your nails?

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    1. Exactly. Besides, I doubt there is one kid out there who did not purposely smear it somewhere on their skin so they could peel it off once it dried. Lol

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  6. I don't know about any other nail bloggers, but I'm doing this for even non glittery polishes for swatching!

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  7. I posted about my experiences using it too. I am slowly coming round to using it for all of my manicures because I can do away with nail polish remover almost completely.

    For easiest removal for me, I find soaking around in warm water helps immensely. Washing up if you must or even better, a bath.

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    1. My problem is peeling it off within hours. It just feels so.....good.

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  8. I've never heard of this before! I will probably give it a least one try soon. I had a base coat that peeled off easily and was supposed to help your nails grow, but when you actually peeled it, it ruined your nails. So I am a little concerned about that, but if it's like Elmer's glue, then it probably won't cause any damage.

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    1. This glue just completely glides off. I am amazed it holds any polish at all for any length of time with how easily it comes off.

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  9. What a fantastic idea, I've never heard of this technique before -thank you for sharing it with us. (I'm such a basic, old fashioned polish gal - if not for sites like yours, I'd likely not know about many of the advances in this delightful field of cosmetics.)

    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Kids use PVA at schools, they get it everywhere and even end up putting their fingers in their mouths whilst it is on their hands. It is a non toxic glue which is why it is safe for children to use. I can't personally see any dangers worse than using nail polish.

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  11. You have just changed my life. You have NO idea!!!!!!!!! Thanks lady :)

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  12. I have just ordered Innisfree Eco Peel-off base coat from E-Bay. Costs 9$ shipping included. Waiting for it to arrive to test it with glitter nail polish. Want me to do a follow-up?
    My name is Nathalie Roy nathalieroy2624@gmail.com
    Great blog!

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  13. Totally interesting. Might grab some of these soon.

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  14. Considering that the PVA is basically the same as the Essence Peel Off Base Coat, I'm pretty sure it's fine to use on nails :) well I'd hope that a company wouldn't release something that's not fine to use on nails lol. Plus I think it'd only be a problem if the PVA is staying on the nails for a long time and most of us don't wear our polish more than a few days :P

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  15. I've just heard about this too! Seeing as I'm reaching for the glitter most these days I need to try this! Thanks love!

    Aysh xoxo

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  16. I've never heard of using PVA glue as a base for glitter polish before & I agree with everyone else, kids use it at school so it has to be non-toxic!

    I can't wait to try this for my next manicure, my biggest problem be will be deciding WHICH nails to put glitter on BEFORE I start LOL!

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