Unless you want a shiny topcoat after two days and don’t want to have a hair dryer in your nail salon to apply it. Sigh.


First, let’s go over the important product questions that a professional would want to know before investing in a product line:

All made in USA?  Yes
MSDS Sheet Available?  Yes by emailed request Ingredient Listing SOPHi Nail Polish
100% Vegan? Yes
100% Animal Testing Free?  Yes
100%  Nut Free?  Yes
Is it Hypoallergenic?  Yes
Does it Contain Dibutyl Phthalate?  No
Does it Contain Toluene?  No
Does it Contain Formaldehyde?  No
Does it Contain Formaldehyde Resin?  No
Does it Contain Camphor?  No
Does it Contain Parabens?  No
Does it Contain Xylene?  No
Base Coat Separate?  Yes
Top Coat Separate?  Yes
Matte Finish available?  No
Number of Single Colors Available?  17
Fine Glitter Available?  No
Coarse Glitter Available?  No
Treatment for Nail bed Sensitivity Available?  Not needed
Type of Prep Needed? Standard Manicure to Remove Excess Skin and Oils, 2 coats Primer and 2-3 Coats Color, use blow dyer on warm, 2 coats Primer use blow dryer on warm, Top Coat use blow dryer on warm.
Performs on Natural Nail?  No
Performs on Builder Gel?  No
Duration of wear?  1 week for chips, a couple days for shine.
Price Point?  $8
Able to use with other base coats and top coats?  No
Free Returns and Exchanges?  No, and they accept only unopened product within 30 days.
Free Shipping?  Over $20

Customer Experience:
SOPHI is a grown ups line of the Piggy Paint Company. My transaction was not listed as SOPHi or Piggy Paint, but as Rockhouse Industries Inc. My products came in all one box, but on the invoice there was another bottle listed that was even highlighted but missing from the box with no explanation.

This seems like a company that is marketing towards DIYers that are misinformed about cosmetic ingredients and don’t have a salon around to give them a toxin free manicure service.

I would hesitate to order this again because of the lacking color selection for clients, having to use a hair dryer to get proper results, and the Primer as well as the top coat have really strong odors that even made me recoil in a well ventilated room. What is the point of marketing the polish as odor free when the other essential coats smell so much?

The polish does harden well when applied properly, but with all the hoops I would have to jump through of multiple coats at each application stage, as well as having to use a hair dryer…this is too much work for polish.



Product Performance on Extensions or Natural Nails: 

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It streaks, it needs a dryer to set, the shine fades. No thank you. It didn’t come off with their own remover, or acetone. I had to file it off. This stuff is really not for a salon use. I’m going to just consider lacquers and gels with at least 100 colors from now on.