Polishes -Unlisted Brand - Hand and Nail Harmony Gelish Gel Polish
CateCate84 1/27/2012 6:06:00 PM
Some of the reviews on here shocked me into writing my own. Firstly I am a professional nail tech who has been fully trained and has been successfully Gelishing my clients for nearly two years. Gelish is supposed to be a professional product however I know many people purchase kits to use on themselves and others. I will outline the proper procedure as I know untrained people continue to use the product anyway. My biggest concern is lamps and curing times. Under/over cure can cause problems in both instances. Overcured product will result in service breakdown and more worryingly, undercure will mean product that has not fully cured will be present on the nails, potentially causing overexposure. You cannot tell by looking if a nail is cured or not. You must use a 36 watt lamp or Gelish LED lamp and the correct timings. Sanitise hands. Gently push back cuticles and shape free edge. Use a gentle buffer to remove the shine from the nail plate. Use Gelish Cleanser to remove dust and clean nail. Apply Ph Bond sparingly. Apply foundation thinly and cap free edge, cure for 1 minute. Use a dry gel brush and wipe over tacky layer of foundation. Apply a thin coat of colour and cap free edge, cure or 2 minutes. Repeat step above. Apply thin coat of Top It Off, cure for 2 minutes. Remove tacky layer with cleanser. Apply cuticle oil. This is the correct procedure when using a UV lamp. Gelish is an amazing product, I always get two weeks from my mani with no chips. The colour choice is fantastic and the shine is incredible too. Removal is fast and easy with no damage to my nails. I cannot imagine my life without this product, both for myself and my clients :o)
Fab! Doesn't dry my skin and doesn't go soggy in the soap dish.
Mascara -Bourjois - Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara
CateCate84 5/2/2008 7:17:00 PM
I must be on my 5th or 6th tube of this now. I love this stuff, doesn't clump my lashes and makes them big and long. Love this mascara.
Don't know what all the hype is about. I do like the smell but I found this just sat on my skin and didn't sink in. Not moisturising at all.
Not that great in my opinion. Leaves a film on my hands and doesn't really moisturise too well.