Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by dusty02 LOVE LOVE IT
I have done my own nails since the mid 1970's and I finally stumbled onto this product @ Sally's years ago !! I love it !!
I "polish" my nails and tips with the gel, staying clear of the cuticle, and dip my nail quickly into acrylic powder for the strength and to fill in the edge of the tip. Works perfect and it dries within seconds. File that down smooth and I sometimes do it over again, and finish it all off with OPI clear topcoat.
Not exactly as great as the salon, but I thinks some imperfection makes the nails look more natural, like you grew your own long nails.
July 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by bstinemetz Best salon quality finish!
I am so used to using acrylics that i was a little skeptical when purchasing this gel. the clerk at the store was very helpful in pointing out you have to wait at least 10-15 minutes after brushing on the first coat before applying the second coat. after applying the second coat wait at least 15 minutes more and then lightly buff to remove shine. apply nail polish and top coat as desired. i recommend vite dry fast top coat. absolutely awesome for the price, i look like i came from the salon. i only spent 3 dollars on the resin and 5 dollars on the nail polish. i got a 30 dollar look for 8 bucks. i will never buy anything else because this is so much less damaging than acrylic.
October 24, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by StaleBread612 This stuff is great.
This product is great for doing wraps. The product spreads very smoothly and does not run everywhere if used properly and thinly. This product should definately be used with a wrap. I tried it alone on my nails and it began cracking the very next day. There is a very strong odor and I ended up with a headache. Overall, I'm very happy. I wish it came in pink too.
January 9, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by frost easy to use
This is as easy to apply as nail polish. I use it mainly for silk wrap. It's a little slow to dry if you're using it to apply nail tips, but it works for that, too. By the time I'm done applying to the second hand, the first hand is completely dry. I definitely recommend using an actual wrap, not just resin, because it's a bit brittle and will crack if you bang your fingernail (and who doesn't?) without the reinforcement of the silk wrap.
The smell is strong like any resin or glue, not noticably worse. It can lift just like any glue or resin, but it soaks off with acetone, so it's easy to redo. It is slightly thinner than the resins in squeeze bottles so it can brush on, but it applies so much easier and dries faster. It cures instantly if you get a glue dryer spray like Hurry Up Nails (but you may need to file away the spray pattern after, and keep the coats thin or it gets hot when you spray).
This dries shiny, so if you want to use a gel sealer or nail polish over it, you have to file it. Otherwise, anything you apply over it will flake/chip/peel off. It files easily.
August 30, 2009