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April 21, 2014

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Introducing our exclusive 3-step nail system for spectacular nails like you’ve never seen before. New L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque provides high-gloss, and resilient shine while protecting nail color from dings, dents and scratches. Get the high-shine of a UV-Gel and the perfect nail shape without harmful UV rays.

An exclusive rubber silicone-infused formula helps perfectly coat the nail, offering multiple-day wear with a high-gloss, polished look. This formula allows for a more solid deposit on the nails and is infused into each of the 3 steps.
 
INGREDIENTS
ETHYL ACETATE, BUTYL ACETATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, NITROCELLULOSE, TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIMETHYL PENTANYL DIISOBUTYRATE, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, TOSYLAMIDE/EPOXY RESIN,CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SUCROSE ACETATE ISOBUTYRATE, BENZOPHENONE-1, ALUMINA, CITRIC ACID, DIMETHICONE, TIN OXIDE. [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES MICA, CI 77120 / BARIUM SULFATE, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5 LAKE, CI 15880 / RED 34 LAKE, CI 77510 / FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE, CI 15850 / RED 7 LAKE, CI 15850 / RED 6 LAKE, CI 42090 / BLUE 1 LAKE
 
FOR BEST RESULT
Shake gently. After applying Gel-Primer, apply 2 coats followed by Extraordinaire Gel-Glaze.
 

L to R: Decadent Indulgence, Meant to Be, Miss Luster-ess, Diamond in the Buff, Glossed & Found
 

STEP 1: GEL PRIMER
Nail surface is instantly smooth and flawless
STEP 2: GEL COLOR
Color is richer, magnified to a new level of intensity nails are visibly thicker
STEP 3: GEL GLAZE
Shine is captured and reflected from every angle
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCTS
I love at home gel products because let’s face it, not all of us have the money to afford getting new gel nails every other week. So I’m very excited that L’Oreal Paris has jumped on this bandwagon to create easy to achieve gel nails at home. What I’m really intrigued me about this system is that fact that you can get the gel results without using an LED or UV light! Thus, no harmful effects!
 


Pros
-Extremely FAST drying time! The base coat was completely dry when I started to apply the color for step #2. The color gel polish also dried really quickly and there was little wait time between coats or before I applied the top coat. I was super impressed with this!
-My nails are super shiny!
-Polish keeps it nicely for 5 days without any base wear or cracking. I find that the darker colors can even last up to a week
-The brush is wide enough to accommodate a variety of nail widths and lengths
-Unlike gel manicures, L’Oréal Extraordinarie Gel-Lacque can be removed with simple nail polish remover. And it doesn’t stain my nails.
-Initial cost of the system is less than one manicure
 
Cons
-Step 1 and 3 can only be used with L’Oréal Extrodinarie colors and cannot be used on any other polishes.
-I have to admit that even though there’s 21 shades, I’m not too happy with the color selection. I find that the colors are really too heavy on reds and dark colors. I wish there were some lighter colors or more green/blue shades. At the same time, I do understand that most people who go for gel manicures will lean towards those colors. Maybe in the future L’Oreal can expand this line to other colors as well.
 
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Gel Lacque 1-2-3 Primer / Glaze Lacque Top Coat Kit: $15.99 (Sold Together)
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Gel Lacque Gel Glaze Colour: $8.99 (Sold Individually)
Now available at mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada

 
RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (5/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

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  • EEEP!!! I need to try this stuff. I am constantly in search of nail colour solution that won’t chip without having to resort to going to a nail salon everytime for gel polish. This looks great.

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    • priincess emily

      It’s definitely worth trying! I love the result! :)