The System Xcel by Formula X

9 Oct

Press Sample

Good evening everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!  Today I have a wear test to share with you guys.  I received the new System Xcel Kit by Formula X and I must admit, at first I was a little skeptical.  Formula X has designed a new 4 piece system that claims to have a 10 day wear time, chip-resistant color, and gel-like shine with out the special lamps or painful removal.  Now while I wasn’t a huge fan of the color I got, I still wanted to give this system a full test so I wore this for 8 days!  So many people commented on how this was not “my color” and was intrigued when I shared that I was wear testing the new System Xcel kit.  So let’s dive in!

First up let’s talk about the System Xcel Kit.  You start off with the Cleanse treatment that removes ALL the oils on your nail and gives a clean slate for painting.  This really was much like wiping your nails with acetone.  It really dried them out, and quick.  Next you use the Prime, or as we all know it as a base coat, to help ensure perfect bonding agents for your color.  Now for some color!  I received TGIF, a coral pink creme, but when building your kit you can pick the color of your liking.  Lastly you follow up with the Shine top coat.  This is not a fast dry top coat so you want to give a little extra dry time before doing anything.


Now for a little info on the color.  TGIF is a lovely coral pink creme that would work with pretty much any skin tone and great for summer.  Application was little thick and patchy but once I applied the Shine Top Coat, everything smoothed out.  In my photos I am wearing two coats of TGIF.

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The color itself wasn’t bad, just kind of boring.  I would love to have done some gold stamping but didn’t want to add anything that would change the wear time.  For my wear test I did one coat of Cleanse, one coat of Prime, two coats of color, and one coat of Shine.  I went a full 8 days which included 5 full work days at the computer, 6 blog posts, house cleaning, working on the car, and tons of hand washing.

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So what do you guys think of my wear test of the System Xcel by Formula X?  Overall I am very impress with my results!  I think this would be a great starter kit for those just getting into polish, those would like long term wear with out a lot of work, or for vacation looks.  Formula X can be found at Sephora and you can even build your custom kit online!  Please take a moment to check out all that Formula X has to offer and give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up to date info.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I will see you all again soon!

Products provided for review but that does not influence my opinions.

12 Responses to “The System Xcel by Formula X”

  1. Melissa October 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM #

    It’s not bad but I find I get that kind of wear from a ton of my go-to indie brands.

    • Nina December 12, 2016 at 8:04 PM #

      I get the same results from my indies but not a lot of people know about the indie world. This is a great option for those wondering in to their local beauty shop looking for a long wearing product.

  2. Kristi V BeginNails October 9, 2016 at 7:08 PM #

    The color is really pretty and you are right – gold would have really made this look amazing. But for science a wear test needed not to add in any extra variables. 🙂 Great review!

    • Nina December 12, 2016 at 8:03 PM #

      Gold would have been perfection! Always happy to test and report back my results!

  3. Emily Draher October 10, 2016 at 8:04 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about this system. I know people love these systems, but I get great wear with my indie top coats (KBShimmer is my favorite). I’m impressed with your wear test though!

    • Nina December 12, 2016 at 8:03 PM #

      Yeah, I get a week with SuperChic Lacquers base and top coat too. Just nice that there is something on the market for those who don’t know anything about the indie market.

  4. Aubrey Ginsberg October 10, 2016 at 8:58 AM #

    this system is really great.the color is very pretty. I will definitely have to own one

    • Nina December 12, 2016 at 8:02 PM #

      Certainly worth checking out. I love that you get to pick your own color.

  5. Stacie October 10, 2016 at 4:01 PM #

    Your results are impressive! I kind of admire the bloggers doing these endurance tests with long-wear polish systems. I don’t know how anyone can wear the same polish for so long without going crazy!

    • Nina December 12, 2016 at 8:01 PM #

      It certainly isn’t easy, especially going so plain. I am certainly not use to that and I even had people questioning it! 😛

  6. Aprill October 13, 2016 at 11:58 AM #

    I’m in love with the color!

    • Nina December 12, 2016 at 8:01 PM #

      It is the perfect coral creme!!! I would love to use it as a base to some spring nail art.

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