Saturday, 12 January 2013

Liquid Palisade Review

You may have noticed that I only posted a few snippets this week. I lost my blogging mojo, and a lot of my life mojo, thanks to a pesky wisdom tooth which I was happy to say goodbye to a couple of days ago! I'm back today with a review of the Liquid Palisade* that I mentioned in my last post. I know plenty of you were very curious about the product so here are my thoughts...

Liquid Palisade $22*
Liquid Palisade is a very interesting product that can be used all kinds of ways when painting your nails. It's basically a liquid that you can paint on to your skin and nails wherever you don't want nail polish to go. It dries to a rubbery film and, as the name implies, acts as a barrier between you and the nail polish. When you're finished polishing, it simply peels off leaving the surface underneath completely clean.



It comes in a 10g tube kind of like liquid eyeliner or lipgloss. The brush inside the tube perfectly suits its purpose. It's small (less than 1mm wide), a good length and the bristles are just the right amount of flexible!
If you're painting on a simple manicure, you can use it around your nails to prevent any mess and reduce clean up. Or you can use it to mark off patterns to create nail art designs. 
My favourite way to use it is around my nails when I'm doing gradients because they can be really messy when you use a sponge. The polish normally gets over my whole fingertip but the Liquid Palisade prevents that and saves me so much time that I would normally spend cleaning it all up.

For this, I'm following the gradient nails tutorial here and these colours are GOSH Pool Party and Barry M Gold Foil. 
I start by painting my base colour and then completely surrounding my nail with a thin layer of LP, including underneath the tip. While it's wet, it's opaque and lilac but as it dries it becomes a bit darker and more transparent. You have to wait about 40 seconds for it to dry completely before painting anything on top of it.


You can see that when I sponge on the gradient, most of the mess lands on the Liquid Palisade. After a bit of trial and error, I found out it works best if you peel off the LP as soon as possible while the polish is still wet rather than waiting for it to dry, then peeling. I just use a pair of tweezers to grab the LP and peel it away from my skin.


And here is the result! Nearly all of the polish that would normally be covering my skin is completely gone. Normally I would spend a good 10 minutes after finishing my gradient cleaning it all up using acetone and a paintbrush but using the LP, there is only a tiny amount left to brush away. Even those tiny bits could have been prevented if I'd applied the LP a bit more carefully.


Liquid Palisade is a great product and now that I have it, I wouldn't be without it. It saves me so much time on clean up when I'm doing messy nail art, especially gradients.
The only drawback is the price. At $23.60 per tube, it does sound expensive but you get a lot of product for your money - I've been using it at least once a week for 5 months and I haven't even made a dent in it. It's also one of those weird, wonderful and unique products that you won't find anywhere else. If you're a nail art enthusiast, looking for a way to make your manicures tidier or you love trying out fun, new beauty products, this is definitely a product for you to consider.

Liquid Palisade is available to buy from liquidpalisade.com for $22 ($23.60 after tax) with free worldwide shipping.

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34 comments :

  1. Ooh that's pretty funky! Aaand as I'm rubbish with clean-up (and find it tedious) this might be a good idea. Tanks for sharing x

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  2. This is amazing. I am such a slob when it comes to clean up, & usually wait til the next morning when I have a shower & it comes off easily.

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  3. Thanks, Sammi. Gonna give it a try!

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  4. I found this product a few years back and was intrigued by it. Since then I have found that liquid latex and masking fluid are the same thing. They are easier to get and cheaper :)

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  5. Cool idea! I wonder if glue would basically work the same?

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    1. Yep, I was thinking the same thing! We should try it!

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    2. Only works on the skin. It doesn't work on the nail (if your using it for nail designs). But you can get a small bottle of liquid latex for about $5-8 at your local, um, adult shop. :D

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  6. I. Need. This. NOW! Maybe I'll paint my nails more often if I purchase this product? I have tons of polishes, but I get to demotivated when I make a mess outside the nail.. Thank you for this awesome tip! :)

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  7. I've seen this done using liquid latex on YouTube and it is much cheaper. I found it on eBay pretty cheap. I thought I would suggest it as a cheaper alternative for anyone that might be interested.

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  8. Thanks so much for the review. On the downside I'm going to be out $23.60 because I have to have this! :D

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  9. Sorry to hear about that tooth, hope you feel better now!

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  10. A bit pricey but seems like it's worth it in the amount of time I can save with cleanup- especially with stamping, gradients, etc.

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  11. I'd thought about getting this, but I use chapstick on my skin around the nails when I do gradients or something. It helps with clean-up and moisturizes.

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  12. Oooh, that looks amazing! I want some!

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  13. Glad you're feeling better, and it looks like a good product. I'm sure price will come down if we all make a point of saying so

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  14. It is very pricey - and there is a way cheaper alternative available! We all love our peel off basecoat for removing glitters easily, but it also works like a barrier if you brush it on your skin! I bought this as a complete product called P2 Color Stop! but it looks and smells just the same as the peel off basecoat. So if you have a nailart brush you can brush on the peel off basecoat, let it dry and do your thing!

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  15. This product looks so clever!
    Does it hurt the skin when you pull it away?
    xoxo

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  16. I wonder if artists masking fluid would work the same? You use that on paper to mask anything you don't want to paint on, I might try it out.

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    1. It is the same exact thing as this product.

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  17. This is a great idea. I can't imagine all the great uses you can get out if this for nail art.

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  18. I wonder if this, or the liquid latex would work for water marbling too? The biggest problem I have with marbling is taping off my fingers... have you or anyone you know tried water marbling with glue/latex/Liquid Palisade?

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    1. I was fixing to say same it looks bit like liquid latex

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  19. I love it...coz i so hate cleaning up after the nail art. But it's a bit expensive.

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  20. I had never seen that kind of pruduct before, now I NEED to try it :D

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  21. I bought this when I first started blogging almost 2 years ago and it really did nothing for me-so I gave it away.

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  22. This is an interesting product :) Makes clean-up so much easier :)

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  23. That looks so good but there's no way in hell I'd pay that for it. I wonder what the main ingredient is, I bet there's a cheaper dupe! LOVE the name, weirdly.

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  24. An awesome product! But I'm definitely going to grab some liquid latex! I've usually used vaseline applied with a nail art brush to protect the skin around the nail. It works great with splatters, but not sponging.

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  25. It was really good.Many of the peoples are try this it gives great look for the hand and nails
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  26. laquid latex body paints in hand are very spectacular



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