I love this kit. I'm very happy how long my manicures last. I very impressed with the resilience of the outcome and last me 1-2wks depending on how well I do my manicure. Mind you I used to work in dining so handling dishes and silverware would have resulted in an instant chip with reg polish. I mix and match between gelish and sensationail products and have no problems with it. I really love how this also strengthens your nail making it less likely for you to break your nail.
These are much better for your nails than going to the salon and getting acrylics because after soaking it in acetone it scrapes off. Acrylics on the other hand get yanked off by the salon removing a layer and weaking your nails.
-When the polish does chip I just paint thin layers of gel polish (base, 2xColor, top) over the bare area and take it through the curing process.
-When there is significant nail growth and Im lazy to remove and redo, I paint over the whole nail with reg nail polish or another coat of gel polish and take it through the curing process. Manicure will last even longer! Keep in mind you are adding layers and so it will add time to the removal process.
I was just about to buy the RCM system but this was on sale at CVS for $47. I looked up the reviews on MUA ..based on your great reviews..I bought it! And Im so happy bc I LOVE it!! Thanks Everyone! It really looks amazing, was so easy, had a timer to let you know you're done and it came with everything I needed! =) HIGHLY Recommend!
I was very hesitant to buy this product but am SO glad that I did. It isn't your quick manicure job but if you have an extra 30 minutes or so to spare, the results are great! I used it with O.P.I.'s Funny Bunny on my toes and Cajun Shrimp on my fingers and it really looks good. I'm going to top it off with OPI's top coat as an extra precaution but overall, I give it five stars. I'll update as the weeks go by.
I have been obsessed with nail polish for the last decade or so of my life, and have gotten pretty darn good at painting them. Maybe that's why I am giving this product 5 stars, but it is worth every penny! Its been a week today since the manicure and it still looks new and shiny - no scratches or chips anywhere. If yours is peeling that means you did not properly push back cuticles and file the nail. Also do not paint close to your skin, or it will not last as long. If you have ever gotten shellacs done at a salon, just copy what they do.
In Canada the starter kit is quite expensive ($99 at shoppers) so I purchased it in the states for half the price. I have the pink chiffon and raspberry wine. Both colors are nice, and I plan on purchasing more colors from either Sensationail or Quo gel line (only $10 at shoppers). The raspberry wine is shimmery, and the pink chiffon is a good nude/pink and very opaque. I have it on my toes and it looks great. I heard the Sephora gel polish works with the LED lights also. Quo at shoppers sells the primer and base/top coats if anyone is looking to buy more of that. Also, do note that the 'gel cleanser' that you use at the end to take the moisture coat off is actually rubbing alcohol, so if you run out just by rubbing alcohol for way less $.
This product is very easy to use and I found it easier to paint my nails because A) the polish doesn't dry until you want it to and B) therefore you can use as many brush strokes as you want in any direction and use tools to fix your mistakes. Another tip: don't freak out if you touched your nail in between coats and the moisture coat looks messed up. Just wipe it with the rubbing alcohol (cleanser) to get rid of the oil your finger left on your nail and continue as normal!
I just bought the kit (lamp and all) for this and tried it out last night, and it worked out awesome!!!! I normally wear acrylics but recently took them off, so my nails are super thin. I put this on and they look and feel great. Although if you're not steady and not good at doing your own nails this product may be a bust for you.
Now on my first try I actually sandwiched my regular nailpolish in the middle. (I read about this online, doesn't work with all polish but I hear it's best with higher end polish like OPI and China Glaze) I actually used Borghese and my nails are flawless. Another bonus since I was devastated I would have to throw away all of my polish.
I do agree with everyone that the packaging sucks bigtime. The bottles are sooooo small, and not cheap. I'm trying to find cheaper alternatives, will update if I do.
This gel polish is great on my toes. But, it peels off of my fingernails even with the primer and base/top coat. I might buy it again for my toe nails.
This product is great!
I used to HATE doing my nails because they would never dry fast enough for me to do the my errands. I tried quick dry products, but they always turned out streaky and gross looking.
My nails look shiny and glossy after using Sensational.
I absolutely love how I can wash the dishes a good number of times before it begins to affect them. Normally washing like 3 dishes, I get a chip and peeling :( NOT WITH THIS!! :)
The major con is that the bottles are tiny. They contain about 8-10 manicures at a $12 price (I usually pay anywhere from $2-5 if I'm lucky with a coupon).
I showed it to my mom, and she loves it as well.
Some people give the Raspberry Wine color a bad review, but it looks great on me. I get compliments all the time. I think you need to have yellow undertones in your skin for it to work.
One of the things I really love about that color is that it seems to change depending on the light you're in. It ranges from hot pink to berry to almost red to maroon.
I will be throwing out my old nail products and stocking up on more gel nail polish. :)
This is most certainly the product of the year. I used to spend a lot of money getting gel overlay on my nails at the salon. It would only last for two weeks and then I would be back at the salon for a fill. It was not only costly but time consuming. Plus the smell of salon makes me feel like I'm damaging my brain cells!!!! This product is amazing. The color is true and even after applying and setting it doesn't change. A lot of gel polishes do not look the same as what you initially think they will be when you look inside the bottle. This lasts for about 12 days on me and then I either soak off or repaint on the growth of my nail. With a coupon the colors are about $7 in my area and a bottle lasts a decent amount of time. I will keep rebuying and I love the new colors Nailene has been bringing onto the market!
I love the way this product works. It makes your nails look and feel thicker, and healthier. I love how there's NO dry time! You just put it under the LED light and Voila! Perfect nails! It's also very easy to use. I'm 14 and I had no troubles figuring it out. Although I'm not crazy about the color I chose, (Pink Chiffon) it turned out very shiny and overall I was very impressed how professional they look! I am skeptical, but intrigued to see how long these beautiful, salon-quality nails will last.....
I waited a while before posting a review because I wanted to try out a few things first. For one, Iíve had great luck with CND and not such great luck with GELISH when it comes to staying power. The latter tended to peel off after a day or two. This product, however, works just as well if not better than CND and itís MUCH more affordable. Following the instructions exactly, the gel stays on for more than two weeks. Actually, it would probably stay on longer except that by that point, my nails have grown out so I decide to take the gel off. I also tried this out on my toenails (yep! My feet fit inside the lamp!) with fantastic results. I like the fact that this is an LED lamp versus a UV lamp too. One, because LED doesnít harm the skin and also because LED lamps can be used to cure any kind of gel polish whereas UV lamps are limited. Obviously, this is convenient because this product has limited colors but Iím able to use colors from other gel lines (like CND and Gelish). My jury is still out on using regular nail polish over the gel though. I donít think the regular nail polish itself breaks down the gel but the polish still chips and I think the remover--even if itís non-acetone--is probably what compromises the gel.
PS- more than 2 weeks have gone by and my toes still look perfect!