VOV Nail Paint French Manicure Kit Review, Tips

by Gia on September 13, 2010 · 47 comments

REVIEW:VOV FRENCH MANICURE SET.

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint

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What is this?

A French manicure set by VOV [A Korean brand].

Price:Rs.165 but i got it for Rs.150 [Indian rupees]

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint

How is it?
You will know that soon….:P

Where can I get this?

Any sane makeup store . Ok on a serious note, I guess you will be able to find it in smaller makeup stores as this product isn’t that widely available everywhere.

About French manicure:

I love French manicure.According to me none of the other normal nail paints can give you that beautifully feminine and classy look.

French manicure gives you a natural look, although you do tend to coat the nail tip with a white nail paint.
I have seen many girls who loves to get a MANICURE done from the salon,But i feel it’s just a waste of money!Oh c’mon ;)

MY FIRST ENCOUNTER:
I have always been using a White nail paint, A Base coat and a baby pink nail paint for doing my French manicure.I never knew there existed a pack which had all three –that is a French manicure set until i found this beauty . :)

The VOV FRENCH MANICURE SET!

When i first found it in the store, i grabbed it desperately and that shopkeeper was like “Rs 165”
And i was like “WHAT??”
“what uncle , 150 na uncle…please ???” :P
“theekkee”
So i got it for Rs 150, depends on your convincing skills  :P
This product comes in 2 different packaging-one comes in a PLASTIC BOX and the other one is what i am reviewing about.
The plastic box one comes with a nail buffer and the bottles are super-small [SAMPLE SIZE]
So I didn’t want to buy it this time.
Hence, I ended up buying the bigger one.The brush is normal, nothing special and it’s easy to apply [Like any other nail paint.]
Just make sure you do not keep the paints OPEN for long :)

It consists of a BASE COAT-

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint


Top coat:

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint

White tip:

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint

You also get these strips that help you to paint the tips . :)

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint kit

What I feel about this product?

  • It’s very easy to use this product.You will have a complete set with you and can carry it anywhere you want .
  • It does dry out fast , so don’t keep it open for long.
  • But it works really well.I don’t use the strips though as it’s super-easy for me to use the normal brush  .The nail paint stays on my nails for about 3 days and then it starts chipping off [This again depends on what you do the whole day :P]
  • This product will last for about 3 months or so, depends on your usage .

PROS:

  • 1.Love the packaging,easy to carry.
  • 2.The price is pretty Normal
  • 3.It stays for 3 days , not bad :P

Cons:

  • The only thing is that it dries out soon . :)

Will i buy it again?

  • YES :D ! This is my Third pack .

Rating: :-* :-*:-* + 0.5

IMPORTANT:
**There are many FAKE VOVS in the market, so be careful and make sure you see where it has been produced-

VOV Nail Paint

VOV Nail Paint

It should be made in TAIWAN OR KOREA . :P And not in INDIA! The packaging itself will speak for itself haha :P

SOME French Manicure TIPS:

  • Paint the white tip area normally, it’s ok if it gets messy.
  • Want a second coat?Do that too.
  • After that , take a brush!
brush

brush

  • I will be using the brush in the above picture – a normal paint brush :)
  • And dip it in acetone/or a nail polish remover.I got this super huge
  • Acetone bottle for like 60 bucks . :) You can get it in any medical store.
    And remove all the unevenness under the white tip. Use it like a normal paint brush [Don’t forget to dip it in
  • ACETONE!!I End up dipping it in the nail paint for some reason :P]
  • And remove all the weird messy white tip from the bottom, so that you get an even white line.
  • You can manipulate the shape however you want, so this makes it easier, doesn’t it?
  • Now you are all set.
    Paint the left over place with the baby pink base coat
    And then top it with a TOP COAT!

If you don’t find this product anywhere ,You can use Normal nail paints like these-

  • You can get a normal white paint for the white tip-
  • A clear nail paint for the top coat -
  • And a baby pink or nude nail paint for the Base coat –

Hope this helped . :)
And if you guys have any queries let me know ;)

Take care and keep smiling :D

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

rids September 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm

chalo at least the ” GENUINE” VOV products r better . . . evryone nowadays just looks at VOV and says “FALTU HOGA ..wont even last one day !! “

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Rids:
I know , right?
Even i used to think the same :-((
But later when i found the original ones :-D
They were amazing.I will be posting an article on Fake vov nail paints and real ones SOON 8-)

The original ones do last for a while ;) try them and let me know!
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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neha September 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm

:vampire: wicked han :lying: :-X

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm

neha i like your dp
You remind of those 90s lakme models haha :D :-D :-D ;-)
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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neha September 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm

having said that i shall forgive u! :-D
let me check now what 90s lakme models were like 8-)
:devil:

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neha September 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm

arey this is amazing
i really liked ur nails
i saw it beauty centre in pune for 185 :shock:
now i have left pune and craving for it :-((
y cud u not post this on 7th? :-((

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

neha:
Hi :D
I posted a source to the link i got the picture from, i couldn’t really do the french manicure as i was running late! :-(

But yes they did look sort of similar!
French manicure looks good on all nails :D try this one ;)
Ya i purposely posted it today :evilgrin:
Fiendish pleasure!
MUAHAHAH!
[sad]
haha! :P
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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calicoaster September 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm

righto!! ..my nails are not very long…still yesterday I did french manicure them!! and they are looking awesome on this black keyboard. :-) :-) :-) :-* …Know what! This even makes you feel like work more, coz you get to see more of your beautiful nails!! :-D :-D

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calicoaster September 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Hey Gia! Lovely nails and nice review…Guess what!!..I was doing my own french manicure and in between I just refreshed this blog’s page and lo! behold saw a french manicure review by you!! :-P :-P :-P … Its been a while since I got some good hold of doing french manicure to my nails, myself. :-) :-) ..though I still make it a bit messy while doing it on my right hand. Will follow your acetone tip for this!!

This really looks nice and pretty affordable. I have been using Essence french manicure kit. I guess once it is over, I’ll go for VOV!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm

hahaha thank you calicoaster :D
I am so glad that you liked it ;)
Hahhaha ! perfect timing!
Essence french manicure kit?where can i get it? =D

Oh yes try using the paint brush :D Super super Easy! :-)
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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calicoaster September 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I bought Essence make up haul during my faaltu time at Germany (there was nothing to do there, besides shopping!! :-P :-P :-P )… and this paint brush tip is super cool..I have been doing canvas painting since quite a while and was dealing with all these different kinds of brushes… never thought of using them for nails!! :-D :-D :-D ..now i know better…

Another tip I want to share here is, since I am a right handed person, I usually mess up working on my right hand nails!! :-| :-| :-| ..So what I do is, I keep my nails on the table and use my left hand’s elbow to stabilize my left hand holding the brush tip for applying the white coat on the nail tips. Now, keep the brush stable and intact on the right most tip of the nail, and just move your finger half – anticlockwise while keeping the brush intact.You will get less messier and a perfect white arc to cover the nail!! :-P :-P ..hope my description was clear :silly: ..and it helps!! :-) :-)

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calicoaster September 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm

aaargh..it is so confusing…I mean just keep the brush at one place and move the finger… :-( :-( .. I know, that was a dumb and confusing description above…. :-(( :-(( still i hope it helps!!

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 8:36 pm

AHAHAHA calicoaster!
Thanks for the tips!
The 2nd description seemed easier :rotfl: :rotfl:

And also “Falthu” time in germany it seems! :-/

haha!
You should do a haul :shock: stupid girl!
Ya i know it’s super tough to applyt it on the right hand :-((
Thank you cali :-* :-*
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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calicoaster September 13, 2010 at 9:30 pm

he he..that was what I was doing there.. Bought some 200 Euros ka cosmetics and skin care stufff :-/ :-/ :-/ ! My bf and team mates got shocked :shock: :shock: :shock: when I told them!! :-P :-P :-P ….

I spent all my savings there :-(( :-(( ..but I am happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 11:03 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
OMG!
Awesome
lets switch places for like a day ? :) :) :) :)
argh!
HAHAHAHA :rotfl: Obviously they will na! hahaahaha!!!!
:struggle: thinks about what she got from germany*
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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calicoaster September 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm

he he..I can list the things…I had such a huge trouble finding just one body lotion the very first day!! Everything was in German and I was accidentally going to buy one body shower gel instead of body lotion!! :-/ …Shudder to think what could have happened if I’d applied that shower gel as lotion and gone out, especially in rain!! :shock:…
I had to first search the site on net (which was again in german), translate it into english using chrome’s translator and then note down the stuffs… :-)..phew!! It was one kinda task..but literally amazing..I went there just for 3 weeks, and now back!!

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm

three weeks is a lot :D
body wash + rain hahahahahha
:rotfl:
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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calicoaster September 14, 2010 at 8:30 am

:-D :-D
.-= calicoaster´s last blog ..Bath Scrubs to Treat And Renew Your Body =-.

Rati September 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I love french manicure but feel so lazy at doing it myself. I seriously need to pick some vov nail paints (made in Taiwan ones) :P

Lovely tips and nice review. :)

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Thank you rati :D
I know it takes so much time to do the french manicure thing :-(
But in the end..
It looks so good :shock:
You can carry it off with anything and everything ;-)
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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Deeptima September 13, 2010 at 7:02 pm

nice review… ME TOO LOVE FRENCH MANICURE…… i have a VOV eyeshadow palette which i guess is fake.. errrr….

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

thank you deepti ! :-D
check the back-
it should say
korea
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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jomol September 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Hey Gia……loved the post…… :-D :-D :-D never new french manicure this easy….and I really hope I find this set somehwere …….. :-))

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Thank you “jomol”
I liked your name “Jomol”
JO-MO-LLL
it’s so different :shock: !
:-) Sounds like some sweet!
haha! :-D
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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Rewa September 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm

i also have 1,but mine has an 4 bottles of nail paints………………… :-)
this is the easiest and cheapest way to do French manicure at home
you can easily do it four times on 10 fingers :yes:

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hi rewa ! :D
which brand?
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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Sonia September 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hey Gia great tips.I have such shaky hands that I always mess up my french tips.I own a couple of VOV nail paints and I thought that they were some fakes, but I checked the label like you said and they are actually genuine.These are great but I hate the brush, its too small and I have to use 3-4 strokes to cover my nails.Will keep an eye out for these babies though.
.-= Sonia´s last blog ..My Take – Lakme Nine To Five Defining EyeLiner =-.

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Oh , there are Variations in the bottle too :)
Buy a bigger one, so you will get a bigger brush!
I know that most of the vov nail paints come in smaller bottles :((
But you do get bigger ones =) and they’re awesome!
I just need like maximum 2 strokes if it’s a lighter color and if it’s a dark one – one stroke.
i will be posting an article on the real and fake vov nail products soon ;)
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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Rewa September 13, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Same VOV but its for Rs 180
i guess 30 rs is for the fourth nail colour that i got it with the pack

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Oh ok :D awesome
Please do a review on it!
Would love to see it!
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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Rewa September 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

when got it for the first time i wanted to do a post of it on IMBB
but i was not aware abt the procedure to post one :-( :cry:

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Pooja September 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I actually have this manicure set and it really is great. I like the Oriflame one too. Though I’m not very good with doing the white tip. I mess it up a lot.

On a completely different note, I didn’t know where else to ask, but can anyone tell me where i can buy hot rollers in bangalore? I’ve looked in quite a few places and nobody seems to have it. And how much does it cost?

I’m about a month old to this site and this place is really great. I’ve found so many things I’d like to buy. I’ve already added them to the next month’s shopping list. Thank you to everyone who’s contributing to this site. You guys really are great.

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giasaysthat September 13, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Awesome :-D
Ah even i have been searching for hot rollers -MUMBAI :( [ thanks for reminding ;) Pooja] :hypnotized:
Anyone?
.-= giasaysthat´s last blog ..Headband collection =-.

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Poornima Narayan September 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm

cute post..esp that shopkeeper n u dialogue :rotfl: :rotfl:

I have used only one french mani set- Barielle and its good. Finding so many VOV stuff around..I get confused if they are real or fake ?:-)

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giasaysthat September 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm

:-D Thank you

Check the back :-))
it should say “made in korea” or “Made in taiwan”
8-) Many fakes ones are around , and the quality of the fakes ones are obviously bad!! :-((
Ya like a lot of VOV products are around and my mom got a VOV compact recently and i was a fake one :sidefrown:
i got the original one :D

Barielle , cost?

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priya August 9, 2011 at 11:51 am

I am glad you did this review. I was searching for a french kit in mumbai but wasnt sure which brand had one. Thanks a lot. I adore french tips but have never tried one ever. But this time i will….

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Neha January 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Hi Gia, I am glad that you have found the real product. I am so upset about the fake products available in the market. You have said that you will review fake vov nail paints and real ones. I am waiting for it. Please can anyone tell me where I can find the real one in mumbai coz shops are flodded with the VOV which is manufactured in Thane :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:

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