So my full two weeks is up, and I have to admit I am relieved. About 5 days ago I hauled a massive amount of nail polish that I’ve been dying to try out. So here’s how my nails are looking:
Pictured is my right hand, and my left is fairly similar about from losing the entire nail polish from my index finger. It chipped and I ended up peeling it off as it got terrribly irritating. This is bad for your nails and I don’t recommend it.
I’d say it’s lasted pretty well. It’s not manicure perfect, and the massive chip on my thumbnail is ghastly. The tip wear I can cope with. What was nice about this kit was that I was able to make repairs at home, rather than going back to the salon and paying.
Removal wasn’t too bad. The instructions say the buff the shine of the polish and then leave your fingers in a bowl of nail polish remover (acetone). My hand are too sensitive for this, so I wrapped them individually in cotton wool soaked with acetone, and covered with foil to keep the cotton wool in place for 10 minutes. It worked fine, although some nails needed more time. All in all, removal was about 30 minutes from start to finish. Which is only about 15 minutes less than applying the gel polish.
Overall I’m happy with the product, it’s perfect for nights out, long weekends away and even for a short holiday (I wouldn’t go the full 14 days with just one colour). Just don’t forget to apply a cuticle oil, and to moisturise as your nails will become very dry. This is true of any gel manicure, at home or in the salon.
For £85.00 it’s a hefty price tag. Worth it if you enjoy long lasting results. If however you’re like me, and get bored of the same colour after a few days, then I’d opt for having a gel manicure done on special occasions from your local salon.