this was forever ☾
July 25, 2013

Mood [Anxious]
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Contains: Net Wt. Gel-Color .17 fl oz/5mL Brush Cleaner .17 fl oz/5mL; Activator .25 oz/7g
-Ding-Free Protection
-No UV Light Needed
-Quick & Easy to Apply

The First & Only Patented 5 Minute Gel-Color Manicure. Applies like polish, a quick & easy application. No basecoat or topcoat needed. All you need in this box. Sets in just 5 minutes. No more dings, smudges or sheet marks. Creates a patent leather shine that lasts. So glossy it looks wet! Protects nails from breaking. Gel-Color activates to form a rock solid shield. Easy to remove with No-Mess Express® Nail Polish & Gel Perfect™ Remover. Off in as little as 2 minutes so you can change your color as often as you change your look!

INGREDIENTS
ACTIVATOR INGREDIENTS: ETHYL CYANOACRYLATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE.
MAY CONTAIN: BHA, 2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1, 3-DIOL, PEG-22 DIMETHACRYLATE.
BRUSH CLEANER INGREDIENT: ETHYL ACETATE.

GEL-COLOR INGREDIENTS: ETHYL ACETATE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, BUTYL ACETATE, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, NITROCELLULOSE, DIMETHYTOLYAMINE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL.
MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 6 LAKE (CI 15850), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), RED IRON OXIDE (CI 77491), BLACK IRON OXIDE (CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850), RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE,ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), MICA.


FOR BEST RESULT
STEP ONE: ACTIVATOR
• Brush on a thorough coat of Activator over entire nail
• Apply to all 5 nails on one hand
• Use enough Activator so nails appear wet and shiny
IMPORTANT: Cover nails completely, avoiding cuticles Do NOT touch wet Activator or let Activator dry Move quickly to Step Two so Activator does not dry

STEP TWO: GEL-COLOR
• Immediately apply a thin coat of Gel-Color over wet Activator to same 5 nails
• First coat may appear streaky
• Use slight pressure so Gel-Color and Activator can blend
IMPORTANT: Gel-Color should be applied in thin coats
It is not necessary to re-dip brush in Gel-Color for small nails.

STEP THREE: CLEAN BRUSH
• Wipe Gel-Color brush thoroughly on paper towel and place in Cleaner to prevent buildup
• Take brush from Cleaner and place in Gel-Color to use for next application
IMPORTANT: Keep color brush clean by soaking in Cleaner after every 5 nails

STEP FOUR: OTHER HAND
Repeat Steps One, Two and Three of Application Process on your other hand.
IMPORTANT: You must apply two coats of Activator and Gel-Color for full coverage to both hands

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT

The colour that I’m wearing on my nails is “Sheer Pink”. As you can tell from the photo, it’s indeed a very light and transparent pink that you would normally use for a french manicure. I think it really does leave your nails with a healthy glow that’s very fresh. Especially being a teacher, this is very work appropriate for me. It is very discreet in comparison to my regular nail polish choices.

The process of applying the nail polish took longer than usual because I wasn’t too familiar with the process and was afraid that I would make a mistake. So it took me around 30 minutes to complete everything. It was honestly rock solid within 5 minutes! The polish lasted for around 3/4 days without showing any signs of wear. But after that it started to experience some cracking, which is probably because the gel polish is not very flexible.

Now onto the downside of this item. I do find it very difficult to remove the gel polish. You should purchase the “No Mess Express” remover pad they sell in order to get the polish out properly. And I still have to scrub very hard to remove all of it from my nails. Overall, I’m happy with my first experience with gel polishes. It wasn’t as hard as what I had expected and I can’t wait to try more colors. You can make it up at your local Walmart for around $12 CAD.

RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (3/5) – The bottles are rather small.
Ease of Use (4/5)
Packaging (5/5)

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credit: nutranail.com