Friday, April 26, 2013

Liquid Palisade Review...

I was recently given the opportunity to try out and review a product called Liquid Palisade. If you have not heard of it before, it is a product that has been described as painter's tape for the nails. After getting the chance to play around with it, I think it is so much more than that...

Liquid Palisade is a liquid that quickly turns to rubbery latex as it dries. It can be used to protect the cuticles from nail polish and then simply peeled off for quick cleanup. It can also be used for fun nail art instead of tape. The great thing about this is that it contours to the nail leaving no annoying gaps for polish to slip under as it can with tape. And the best part is that when dry, it can be gently pushed and shaped to the desired placement, in case you are not very steady with the brush!

It comes in a small lipgloss sized tube and has enough product for at least 50 manicures. The brush is very soft and easy to work with....

I tried it out in a few different ways...

I tend to avoid creating half moon manicures because I hate struggling with reinforcement stickers. At least the ones that I have never stick quite right and I always end up with polish seeping under them. This is a much easier and less frustrating way to achieve the same half moon look...

Note: Liquid Palisade changes color as it dries from lilac to a darker purple so it is easy to tell when it is dry. See the color difference in step 2. It is dry along the half moon edge and on the cuticle, but still wet in the middle of the half moon...

You know how much I love stamping, but there are some stamping polishes that are a pain in the behind to clean up afterwards. I can't even tell you how good it felt to just peel away the mess and not have to worry about cleanup. Granted, this isn't the messiest stamping example here, but it would work perfectly regardless. Notice in the 2nd step that I got a bit of the product on my polish, when I only intended to have it on the cuticles. When it was dry, I just moved it out of the way with another nail and it stayed put...

Obviously you can also do a combination of nail art and cuticle protection at the same time. I had to try it with sponging as it is one of the messiest manicures that I love to do. I added a few squiggly lines just for fun.  Everything peeled of beautifully leaving no mess behind (except where I didn't have Liquid Palisade)...

Water marble fans... hint, hint... cleanup doesn't get easier than this!

OK, I didn't intend for this to be a full manicure, but here are my three nail art attempts all together...

A few quick Liquid Palisade pointers...

Avoid if you have latex allergies!

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Thanks for looking and commenting!
Anutka :)

** Polishes/products were provided to me for review by the manufacturer or their PR. **
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  1. This stuff is PRICEY so I just wanted to share that it's the same product as Artist's Masking fluid, which you can get a huge jar of for a fraction of the price.

    This was a great demo of how well it works, though!

    1. Where can you get masking fluid. I've never heard of it.

  2. wow! seems like an amazing product!

  3. Would you pay $22.00 for this product? It looks neat but a bit pricey.

  4. wow I haven't seen anything like this before and judging by the amazing demo it really works :)

  5. Thank you for comments! It is a bit pricey at $22, but I think it is a great product and there is enough for quite a few manicures, at least 50 according to the manufacturer.

    It was on my list of things to buy and try before I was offered to review it, so yes, I was willing to pay for it at some point.

    I have never heard of Artist's Masking fluid so I can't make any comments or comparisons. I assume it can be found in an art supply store?? Also, not sure how safe it is for use on skin?

  6. I am very very messy when I do my nails!!! So this product is made just for me :) Anyways, yes $22 sound initially pricey but if you can get around 50 manicures out of it, it would last me around 6 month. That sounds like a good deal to me!!! Ordering it right now! Thank you for the post

  7. @PolishNV, you are very welcome! If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask :)

    @Victoria, I'm glad you decided to give it a try! It is definitely great for protecting the cuticles if you are messy! Let me know what you think of it :)

  8. Agreeing with other about masking fluid its also sometimes called artists reist. Also wanted to mention for anyone haveing issues with tape mani "seepage" try spoging on your color insted. Gives a nice crisp line though you may have to do two coats for opacity. I am a big fan of the look of tape mani' and was determined to make them easier, thats the best ive found yet. If you have trouble with scotch type tape check out hardware store painters tape as well.

  9. Thank you for the tips!
    I will have to try sponging with tape! I've only done it when I am working with striping tape and creating a gradient. Makes sense though that it wouldn't seep!
    Is masking fluid safe to use on skin/nails?

  10. I would say Masking Fluid is safe to use on skin - because the ingredients are the same and because I've been using it for over a year now.

    Masking Fluid is made from Rubber, Water and Ammonia - which are the first three ingredients of Liquid Palisade.

    HOWEVER - and this is important to note - both of these contain natural rubber which if you have a latex allergy is a big no-no.

  11. Allison, thank you so much for the info! I will have to try to find some next time I'm at a craft/art store and to compare.

    Yes, definitely avoid with latex allergies!

  12. No problem glad to be able to pass it on :). Also chiming in that yes the masking fluid is safe its commonly used on skin for large henna designs like on the back. I am allergic to latex but its great for those who arent. I'll stick to PVA glue :)


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