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Our Splendry contributors received samples as part of our Color Street reviews. You might have seen the ads for these nail polish stickers on social media, or even been invited by a friend to try. But do they work? See what we thought! (All opinions are our own!) 

**After some reader feedback, we added one more review at the end to this post!**

Another day, another invitation to try a product one of your friends is selling, right? Whether you’re getting inundated with Facebook party invitations, or real-life party invitations, it can be pretty tough to know what’s good, what’s not, and when it’s time to start turning off your Facebook notifications!

MLMs (multi-level marketing) have gotten a bad reputation over the years, and in some cases it’s warranted. However, we know there are some good companies and good products out there and we’re on a mission to find them and test them for you! The first on our list? Color Street reviews!

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What is Color Street?

1. What are they? Nail polish in sticker form! Color Street nail strips are real nail 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. A  nail “salon-quality” manicure you can do at home!

2. What do they cost? Prices: $13 for solid colors, $14 for glitter designs, $14 for French tips. Any combo of these 3 (solids, glitter, other) are buy 3, get 1 free. They don’t have free shipping, but standing shipping in the US is $4.99. There are many different designs to choose from!

3. What comes in a Color Street package? Each set comes with your Color street nail wraps, a nail prep pad and nail file. There are 16 nail polish strips in multiple sizes so you can find the best fit.

4. Can I order them myself or do I have to use a consultant? Color Street nail polish strips have to be ordered through a consultant, but if you don’t have one, you can still order through their website and find one easily. 

You might have heard of this company by now, or even seen your friends taking the “Color Street Challenge” on Facebook or Instagram. We had five Splendry contributors take the challenge and share their honest results with us. 

What’s the Color Street Challenge?

The Color Street Challenge consists of trying out two Color Street strips while painting your other nails with regular nail polish. You take a photo after application and then another a week later. Basically use your Color Street as an accent nail and see how it holds up! Here are our results:

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Splendry contributor Amanda

Amanda

1. When if comes to nails: my nails are usually bare

2. What did you think of the application process? I put my nails on before I saw the application video and I wish I would have seen it. It would of been really helpful!
 
3. How did your nails hold up after taking the Color Street challenge? I thought the Color Street held up pretty well considering I use hand sanitizer and wash my hands a lot at work and went swimming twice while wearing them.
 
4. Considering the price, ordering process, and ease of application, would you order Color Street nails? I think the price is OK but would mainly wear them for special occasions, not something I would buy for every day use. I do plan on trying them again some time!
 
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The glitter nails are Color Street

Splendry contributor Aubrie

Aubrie

1. When if comes to nails: my nails are usually bare

2. What did you think of the application process? This wasn’t my first time to use. I have tried ColorStreet previously to using these samples. It took me a couple of attempts on different applications to really get the hang of how to get them applied and trimmed where they looked nice.

I did find it helpful to watch the video before trying to apply. The process was not difficult, just took a little practice. Definitely much easier than trying to paint my own nails though.

3. How did your nails hold up after taking the Color Street challenge? I used the glitter nail samples, and then painted the rest of my nails with regular polish.

The glitter nails stayed on without chipping or peeling until I removed them two weeks after application. The painted nails chipped on the second day after application. 

4. Considering the price, ordering process, and ease of application, would you order Color Street nails? I definitely would consider, and recommend. I have already purchased two sets of Color Street nails just since this trial!

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The glitter nails are Color Street

Bri

1. When if comes to nails: I usually prefer to do them myself

2. What did you think of the application process?I had tried nail applications like this before, but I still watched the video to make sure I was being super effective. It was very easy to put them on, though, which is nice.
 
3. How did your nails hold up after taking the Color Street challenge?It has been three weeks, and they still look like they did on day one!
 
4. Considering the price, ordering process, and ease of application, would you order Color Street nails? I would keep these in mind for future use/a gift idea.
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The glitter nails are Color Street

Ellen

1. When if comes to nails: I usually prefer: I usually leave my nails bare

2. What did you think of the application process? They are TRULY easy to apply, there’s no cutting and recutting, crying and recutting again before giving up and promising you won’t let anyone get closer than 5 feet from your nails.

It is so stupid easy to remove the excess that I did literally laugh out loud when it took me less than 10 seconds to apply the product to each nail. (I timed it, for real.) 

3. How did your nails hold up after taking the Color Street challenge? It’s a little hard to tell (which is why I love a good neutral/natural color!) but my nails with polish looked ROUGH after a week. The Color Street (purple glitter) looks AMAZING, though! In fact, I left it on longer than a week just to see how long they would really last.

After 12 days, my nails had grown out so much it looked ridiculous, so I finally removed them. It still looked great, though, except for the awkward space by my cuticle where my nails had noticeably grown.

I was skeptical again when I finally removed them. I prepared myself to have to peel them off and damage my nails because there was NO WAY it was coming off with nail polish remover. But I was wrong! It was SO EASY and took much less time than removing normal glitter polish. 

4. Considering the price, ordering process, and ease of application, would you order Color Street nails? Game changer! I will be ordering LOTS of these products! They’re everything I’ve ever wanted- beautiful nails, super cheap, easy to apply and so easy to remove! 

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The glitter nails are Color street

Shea Li

  1. When it comes to nails: I usually leave my nails bare

2. What did you think of the application process? I did not watch the application video beforehand (pun unintended) and have not tried Color Street or anything like it before.

I thought the application was exceptionally easy and I felt like I did well applying them from the get-go. However, I only tried out Color Street on my non-dominant hand so I never had to try to apply with my non-dominant hand. 

3. How did your nails hold up after taking the Color Street challenge? My Color Street nails held up great during the week, and I definitely put them through the wringer: working with children, multiple and extended trips to a heavily chlorinated pool (2 hours, 3 times that week), and general wear.

There was a little wear at the tips, but I think that’s pretty understandable and it wasn’t very noticeable.

4. Considering the price, ordering process, and ease of application, would you order Color Street nails? Since my nail polish usually only comes out for big events and I can’t do complicated patterns or french nails myself then I would definitely consider Color Street nails simply because I wouldn’t have to worry about having to order them often and wracking up the cost.

However, since Color Street ordering is a bit more complicated than a bottle of nail polish, I can apply nail polish fairly well on my own, and it’s lower cost, if I just felt like dressing up my nails a bit for some self-care or everyday wear I’d probably just use bottled nail polish.

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The glitter nails are Color Street

We had some feedback after this was originally published that all our reviewers tried glitter polish. Several readers thought that since glitter polish usually lasts longer than regular nail polish before chipping (or at least is less noticeable) that it wasn’t a true look at all the Color Street products. Our Editor, Jamie, took the challenge herself using plain Color Street nails and has her review below.

Splendry contributor Jamie

Jamie

  1. When it comes to nails: I usually do them myself with actual nail polish.

2. What did you think of the application process? I watched the short application video and found the process to be pretty quick and easy.

With a little practice I think I could get them on better/smoother. I had a little bit of an issue with the nail wrap going over my nail bed and onto my cuticles a bit. I think I could spend a little more time trying to get the application process perfected.  I do like that there’s no dry time though!

3. How did your nails hold up after taking the Color Street challenge? Really well. I applied them on a Monday and started staining my house on Tuesday. Between that and regular life-stuff, I was pleased at how the nails held up.

While the nails with regular polish on them started chipping immediately the Color Street nails looked great in comparison. There was some bare nail exposed at the tips (which might have been an issue with the application) but it would not have been noticeable enough for me to do touch-ups or re-do them, like I would have done with the other nails (with regular polish).

4. Considering the price, ordering process, and ease of application, would you order Color Street nails? Sure. They held up well for the week of my trial and I want to try them on all my nails and maybe add a top coat too and see that it makes them last even longer.

I did a manicure recently at home with regular polish and it definitely took a lot more time than when I did the Color Street nails. Plus, there’s zero drying time which was nice!

I don’t know that I’m sworn off regular polish forever, but I’d definitely recommend Color Street as a product that worked for me.

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The red nails are Color Street

We hope these Color Street reviews were helpful so you can decide for yourself to try them or not. 

Since our original post, Color Street has launched new products, including mascara and lip and cheek products. You can also learn more about how they give back with the Color Street Foundation. 

And if you are curious about other nail products, check out our review of Dashing Diva Nail Strips!

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Katt

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

I've had 2a consultant and a customer apply color street to my nails since I can't due to my RA. Both times they didn't even last 3 days ....I wash my hands constantly. Im also not convinced by these testimonials due to the fact that they should be applying glittered polish vs glittered color street....I know for a fact it's difficult to take off glitter polish vs solid. I find it easier and less expensive, for me, to apply nail polish myself.

Donna Wyatt- Smith

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

My nails have always been thin and brittle, so I stayed away from polish most of the time. But I tried, love and continue to order Colorstreet, because my nails are stronger , easy to apply, you can switch them up without removing all nails. I don’t think they are expensive......... need to say you get 2 sets of nails in each purchase (16) which for me lasts a long time. And in my case , I can use both ends of a strip bc the strips are long. So they are economical !! I can wear mine usually 3 wks., I have even found a way to cover near the cuticle when they begin to grow out!!! BTW, I’m not a consultant, but I’m happy to promote a product I love, and one that doesn’t push you to buy what you don’t want.

Gail

Friday 18th of December 2020

I've been using color street for a year now. When I turned 61 my nails started to split on my right hand. These nail strips are the only thing that helped me. They last 3-4 weeks on me and I do dishes by hand. I love them. Wouldn't use anything else. You can find a consultant on the website, put in your ZIP code.

Mae

Friday 6th of March 2020

Glitter nail polish tend to last longer in general than solid polish. With that said, it would have been a better experiment/comparison had you used a solid nail wrap from ColorStreet rather than their glitter ones. Or you could have painted your other nails with glitter nail polish.

MB

Sunday 9th of February 2020

You can totally change your Color Street polish every week! I do. Same as regular polish only this lasts longer and has no dry time and no smudging.

Susan M Johnson-Blake

Monday 27th of January 2020

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