Nail Polish Tips

Why Are My Color Street Nails Cracking On My Nails?

Written by Tara

The short answer is yes to all! In other words, you can apply Color Street over the nail strengthener. In fact if your nails are really brittle, I think it’s a good idea. I do it all the time. You could also apply the strips over a base coat but I don’t see any need for it.

Rest assured this is not a problem with the nail polish strips themselves or your Color Street application. Cracking is a normal effect from your nails expanding and contracting. Nails are incredibly absorbent and take in water causing them to swell or expand. However, when they dry the nail will contract and shrink.

Generally Does Color Street damage your nails? No, color street nail polish strips won’t ruin your nails. Color street stickers are made from 100% nail polish. The risk is pretty much the same as painting your nails with regular nail polish. That being said, some people have found that their nails are weaker and their cuticles are dry after using color street.

Here You Can Watch The Video Layer your look with Color Street Nail Polish – How to apply


Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do you get color street to stay on?

8 Tips – Your Go To Guide for Long Lasting Color Street Nails

  1. Second! Wash your hands with this dish soap.
  2. Third! Push your cuticles back with this cuticle pusher.
  3. Fourth! File, buff and polish your nails.
  4. Fifth! Clean them with alcohol prep pads.
  5. Sixth! Double layer them.
  6. P.S.

Can you put clear nail polish on top of color Street nails?

The nail polish strips are 100% real polish. They contain base coat, color and top coat all in one strip. You don’t need other nail products when using Color Street, but it won’t affect the product if you want to use a clear coat on top or a nail strengthener underneath.

Can you store color Street nails in a Ziploc bag?

Another way to easily reseal Color Street without a flat iron is by putting them in a plastic ziploc bag and putting them in the freezer! You don’t need to seal them with a hair straightener first, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra air tight either!

Is color street better than Jamberry?

They have a lot of great colors, just not as many choices as Jamberry. Designs/colors are often out of stock with Color Street, but they do seem to restock them pretty often. Jamberry has many more options in colors and designs, though not nearly as many glitter options.

Can you cut color Street in half?

The process was SO incredibly easy, it honestly shocked me. So basically, you pick the nail strip you want to use. They come in different sizes so you can best choose the one to fit your nails. They’re quite long too, so I found that I was able to cut them in half and still have strips left for another application.

Can you put a topcoat on Color Street nails?

The strips already have a top coat on them, but some of them are shinier than others. If you love that gel look, apply a quick drying top coat on top like Poshe to give it a nice glossy look. Wrapping the top coat over the tips of the nails will also give it a longer time before you see tip wear.

How long will Color Street nails last?

Color Street nail strips are real polish in a dry strip form, with a base coat, color coat and top coat in every strip. They are supposed to last about 10 days without chipping.

How long do Color Street nails last in the package?

1 year What is the shelf life for Color Street nail strips? Factory sealed shelf life is 1 year from date of purchase when stored properly. Strips should be stored away from direct sunlight and at room temperature. It is possible that with favorable storage conditions, product over a year old is still in usable condition.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!