Orly Gel FX Starter Kit Contains 1 x Primer 9 ml 1 x Base Coat 9 ml 1 x Top Coat 9 ml As one of the nail care industry’s renowned color houses, ORLY has established a dynamic palette composed of subtle sheers, vivid cremes, dazzling shimmers, smooth glitters and hot neons.
Each ORLY shade is free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, and features the award-winning Gripper Cap.
I have tried five or six other brands of gel base coat and topcoat. I have had problems with my gel polish peeling off in a single sheet a day or two after a manicure. I’ve also had topcoats that leave the edge of the nail tip rough which prompts me to file them to get them smooth.
This, of course, negates the entire reason for brushing the edge to “seal” it. I have not had ANY peeling or chipping using this base coat. Since I use gel polish over full cover tips, I must either file or peel off old polish to remove it.
(FYI: you can’t soak it off because that would soak off the tips. ) Forget about peeling. This stuff really adheres so you have to file it off. I don’t know how it performs on natural nails, but it is outstanding on tips.
This topcoat is like dipping your nails in liquid glass! They are SO shiny and durable. It leaves the nail edge smooth and well-sealed. I seem to have a nervous habit of running my thumb tip against the edge of my other nails.
If there is the slightest roughness, I grab a file or buffing block to smooth it. I’ve done three manicures using this topcoat and haven’t had a single rough spot so far!! The high gloss finish is durable through multiple hand washings, shampoos and even light dishwashing.
I have had problems with other gel top coats showing bumps from filing dust. No matter how much I cleanse my nails after filing, a few grains usually end up being caught in the polish. Other gel topcoats are very thin and runny.
This causes them to allow any graininess in the polish to remain in the final coat. This Orly topcoat is thicker, more like that of non-gel topcoats. It covers small imperfections and grains leaving a slick, glass-like coating.
Without a doubt, Orly base coat and topcoat are the BEST!.
I came across this in a discount bin and my local drugstore. I bought two bottles. And I do my nails twice a week so it’s important that I have a really good top coat because I just use basic polish.
This has to be some of the best top coat I’ve ever used in my life. It keeps my polish from chipping it looks fantastic it’s super shiny. And one coat has a nice thick top gel coating. Highly recommend will purchase again.
I’ve always had trouble with being unable to get my gel nails off at home, no matter what tips and tricks I try. This comes off so easily’! I know it’s bad to peel, but it peels right off and my nails aren’t damaged.
Love this product, especially since I frequently change my gel nail color.
Arnette AN4217 Syndrome 41/6Gs come in an assortment of fashionable colors. This particular model color is Black made from Plastic. The Silver lenses are made from Plastic designed to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.
This isn’t the actual color I’m reviewing I couldn’t find the tag for it. But they look similar. The one I have is Gaia. It’s more red/orange/with brown tones. I’ve noticed the color is very popular in style at the moment, especially in the lipstick category.
It’s truly really pretty, the picture doesn’t exactly do it justice. Overall this brand the color exceeded my expectations— I didn’t think I was going to even like it. But the exact opposite happened!! I’m in love.
It glides on nicely, so easy to use, you also can just use one coat, it covers, or it can be built up with more coats. I did 4 coats because I wanted to see if it would dry or how long it would take.
Yes it did dry and amazingly enough only took 1minute under the nail lamp/dryer. I am going to go check out more colors. I hope the price tag won’t break my bank. 😅 I received this one in my Ipsy subscription box.
Cuccio gel polish or ‘veneer’ is my least favourite brand of gel polish I’ve used. It’s cheap to purchase with a lot of colours that come in duos; matching polish and veneer. However I find that it chips, the colour is slightly watery and needs 3 coats therefore risking chipping because it’s thicker and it is a nightmare to soak off! There are 5 stages of prep and application; 1 is prep (dehydrate) 2 is fuse (acts like a velcro but do not use this on very dry nails!) 3 is base 4 is your colour/veneer 5 topcoat.
It takes a lot longer and it’s definitely not my product of choice but as stated the price and colour selection is it’s only bonus.
I am really tough on my nails. I don’t get professional manicures so I am looking for the longest lasting polish. I used Gaia shade by Cuccio. I painted each nail by a different company. The Cuccio came in second place.
One small chip after 3 days. I was able to cover that spot and keep the polish on another 3 days. Pretty sturdy! This is without base coat or top coat.
Bonds directly to the nail as a protective barrier Contains Keratin a fundamental component of nails Creates a protein-rich coating Adds measurable thickness Instantly strengthens, hardens and reinforces weak nails.
Gelous Nail Gel is a keratin-rich product that will fortify the nail naturally and add thickness. Nails will be protected by a barrier that this gel will create around the nail. Helps nails to be healthier and stronger.
My nails don’t grow ever. I’ve struggled with this since I was young. Biotin supplements don’t even work. I got this not expecting much but wow! The results are amazing! My nails grew so much in two weeks I couldn’t believe it.
The only thing I wish for this stuff is it strengthened my nails a bit more. If you want to see growth get this stuff!.
This is my all time, ultimate favorite base coat. It applies evenly and dries down very quick. It definitely helps my nails to grow and stay stronger than they would otherwise. This is great on it’s own or under nail polish.
It does chip around the edges if you’re active with your hands, but you can just throw on another coat and it’s fine. I highly recommend this to anyone who has trouble growing their nails out or if you just need a good base coat.
I haven’t noticed a significant difference in the growth rate of my nails while using this, but it does help keep them from breaking and chipping. My nails feel thicker and stronger while using this regularly.
I normally apply this as a base coat, but you have to work to get it smooth, otherwise it’ll cause tiny bumps in your color. You can also wear it alone and reapply it every 4-5 days to keep your nails strong.
CND Shellac – Base Coat 7. 3ml Description Shellac is the breakthrough, patent-pending, UV-3 technology that combines the ease of polish with the permanence of gels. A true innovation in chip-free, extended-wear color.
Shellac applies like a polish-no pots-just bottle and brush. And removal is just 10 minutes! No filing, No drills. Shellac is UV cured, so theres ZERO drying time. Goes on like polish, wears like Gel, comes off in minutes.
Directions: 1) Apply CND Shellac UV Base Coat, cure 10 seconds under UV Lamp. 2) Apply CND Shellac UV Color Coat (x2), cure 2 minutes under UV Lamp. 3) Apply CND Shellac UV Top Coat, cure 2 minutes under UV Lamp.
Easy Off Removal: 1) Saturate Wrap with Acetone. 2) Wrap your finger. 3) Wait 10 Minutes and gently slide off. Returns Returns only accepted on un-used products with seals and/or retail packing is not damaged.
This is the first time I have ordered from Beyond polish. I was excited to try all the products I ordered. The first time I used the bottom coat it bubbled and did not lay flat or smooth. I thought it was my nails, so i removed the coating and buffed and used a nail strengthener for about a week and a half.
Last night I tried again and the bottom bubbled again and the color used seperated on my nails. I am very disappointed in the product and probably wont use the site again, as when I looked up why this would happen, several sites said it is due to old thick polish.
I will go to a beauty store from now on. I am very disappointed in my purchase.
Note: it’s hard to tell the color difference between the photos I posted. It’s a very pretty light nude pink shade. With one coat it’s a “your nails but better” kind of shade. However, it’s just too light for my personal taste.
I prefer slightly warmer pinks, so I like to put a shade like bare chemise underneath and then add a layer of romantique on top. Otherwise it looks too close to white and it’s a little cool toned for me.
On the left photo I have this shade layered over the Gelish dark sheer pink polygel, and the photo on the right I have it layered over the clear cnd plexigel.
I will preface this review by disclosing; I am not good at home manicures/pedicures! I tried to duplicate the Shellac manicure I had in the salon. I bought the curing lamp and all the supplies. I applied all the CND products; base coat, polish, and this top coat.
I cured and allowed time to dry between layers. When I was done I stayed still for an hour so I wouldn’t mess it up. When I finally got off the sofa, my toenails picked up lint off the carpet, and my fingernails did as well.
I was able to take a facial wipe and get it off, but then it wasn’t as shiny as it had been. It definitely did not look very good. It could be I got it on too thick? It was also extremely difficult to get all the product off when it was time to redo.
I also tried to use this top coat with regular polish; reading on the internet that this could be done if you let everything dry completely before applying; making it easier to remove. It again stayed tacky until I used a wipe and washed my hands.
Infinite shine gel effects lacquer system: A nail lacquer system that produces the rich color, intense shine, and lasting wear of gels, without the need for LED light curing or removal by soaking. Features thirty beautiful shades in colors that only OPI can deliver in a classic, sophisticated creme finish that applies like a lacquer, removes like a lacquer and shines until you take it off.
A 3-step system ensures this with a base coat that prevents staining and has real sticking power, shades featuring time-released pigments that keep color rich and a high-gloss top coat that creates dimensional shine, all creating the perfect environment for lasting, high-shine, on-trend, fashion-forward nail color.
What you need to know about infinite shine: Prime, lacquer, gloss. 3 easy steps, no LED or UV light, 7-10 days flawless wear, shine lasts until your take it off, removes like OPI nail lacquer, 30 iconic OPI shades plus many more to come in 2015, millions of dollars spent on consumer advertising bringing consumers to you.
Love this nail polish! Went on beautifully, dried pretty quickly, and “To be continued. ” was a great color on both myself (fair-light) AND my friend (medium olive tone). My only dislike was that the corresponding top coat needed to be reapplied every 2 or so days to keep the color from chipping.
Going to try it with the traditional OPI top coat to see if it’s the infinite shine top coat or the color in general that chips easily. I also wear the “You’re Blushing Again” color from the infinite shine collection and have not had any issues with chipping until around day 5 but I also had been using the original OPI top coat with it.
Gelish Dip Base Coat #2 15ml/0. 5 fl oz – 1640002 Base Coat formula ensures a fast dry time and full absorption of the Dip Powder. The resin base is not sensitizing like other systems, making it perfect for those who cannot wear gel products or traditional enhancements.
Gelish Dip System Gelish Dip Nail System provides beautiful manicure on natural nails or tips in just a few easy steps. Contrary to regular acrylic system, Gelish Dip minimizes using many tools to achieve gorgeous and durable application in simpler steps for up to 14 days of wear.
No UV lamp necessary. The system will air-dry to a strong and high-gloss application.
I tried this out on myself as my nails were less than stellar and needed /something/. Loved this! The high rainbow iridescence is wonderful. Tremendous staying power even when hands had to be immersed in water a lot during day to day life/work.
Was using another brand of dip powder polish but it kept cracking and flaking. Changed to Gelish and the problem is fixed. I dont have polish on my nails for colour, I use the product to strengthen my nails.
My nails are now strong and growing. As I am allergic to gel this has been a fantastic alternative. Now cant wait for my nails to be long enough to shape them.
The gelish dip works fantastic, it’s strong and doesn’t chip and lasts a long time, and is super easy to use. The only downside is that I didn’t know what colour this particular powder was going to be by just looking at the picture.
I really wish that the website had an accurate colour swatch of the powder after it’s been applied because this was a lot darker than I wanted. Otherwise, the quality is great.
Infused with Calcium and vitamin complex, Stay Strong GelColor Base Coat creates a durable foundation for OPI GelColor gel polish for nails that feel stronger during gel polish wear. It’s the perfect gel nail polish base coat for oily, thin, soft, damaged, peeling or bendy nails.
The new formula features a higher gel-to-solvent ratio with a thicker viscosity and added strength with a lightweight feel on fingers. Fully cures in 30 seconds under OPI LED Light, so nails are 100% dry and smudge-proof immediately after the gel manicure service.
OPI GelColor base and top coats now feature white caps with texture and grip, making them easier to identify and open. The shorter brush provides a smooth, even application without applying too much product.
This is a review for the OPI Infinite shine nail polishes. They retail around $11-13. 00 depending on where you buy them. There is a permanent line of shades and they add limited edition colors throughout the year.
This is my personal favorite line of polishes. I love the shine, I find them to be long lasting. I get at least 10 days of wear with no peeling or chipping. I have over 100 colors in my collection. I don’t find the scent to be overwhelming when I apply the polish like some brands.
This is a beautiful light pink shade of OPI nail polish. I use two coats with this shade and it comes out perfectly. I use my OPI base coat and top coat whenever Iâ€™m painting my nails or toes with OPI nail polish.
It helps to keep the polish from chipping and peeling off. Usually the polish lasts around two weeks without chipping or peeling. I would definitely recommend Sephora OPI Nail Lacquer Got a Date To-Knight!.
The OPI Gel Nail Polish is part of the OPI Gel Nail Polish collection also known as the OPI Axxium Soak Off Gel Nail Collection. Our OPI Gel Nail Polish is used at professional nail salons all over the United States.
The OPI Gel Nail Polish is made to last the minimum of two weeks. Use with a UV nail light, OPI Soak Off Gel Base and OPI Soak Off Gel Sealer. Made in USA.
I love reds, but they are not flattering to my skin, and after trying out quite a few polishes which promised to be on the cool side, I found this one of OPI’s, Madame President, to be nearly perfect.
I had no trouble with the application or durability, used 2 coats for beautiful coverage. I really like the OPI’s formula for the Infinite Shine line. Compared to some other OPI reds, it is softer, a bit lighter than OPI by Popular Vote, and cooler in tone than OPI Red, but it is closer to OPI Red than to OPI by Popular Vote.
I also have tried OPI’s Defy Explanation, and found that too warm. Cha-Ching Cherry is also warmer, but brighter, not quite as muted as Defy Explanation. OPI’s 15 Minutes of Flame, while containing some cooler notes, appears warmer because of the gold aspect of the metallic tones in it.
It’s beautiful, but not attractive on me. As a summer woman, I am ash-brown haired, with greenish blue eyes, and look best in dusty, or grayed versions of blue-greens, purples, lilacs, lavenders, medium blues, pinks, mauves, silver-grays, etc.
, but look washed out in royal blue, navy, red, emerald, black, hot pink, and look positively ghastly in the clear bright warm colors such as the corals, oranges, browns, tomato reds or the muted autumn earth tones.
Hope this helps someone else who’d like a slightly softer, blued red nail polish!.
This one was quite impressive. I really liked the color, so I thought I would try, though I generally don’t bother with even a clear coat. I am always cleaning, working in the garage or some other random thing and beating up my hands.
This stuff is hanging on for dear life, and I just used one coat, by itself. Most pertinent to me, is that it isn’t chipping. That is why I don’t even wear clear coats, generally. If I sense one bit of a potential chip, I take to picking it all off.
This product more or less faded around the edges and never chipped. The color is very cool – it looks completely different in different lights. I would definitely purchase more from this range.
The OPI system (base coat, two color coats top coat) is the BEST system you will find anywhere for nail protection, colors, shine, and promoting nail growth. HOWEVER. You only get to use 2/3rds of any bottle! Each bottle thickens and makes for a nasty manicure by the time you get to the last third of a bottle.
The top coat is the worst!! Almost half the bottle is wasted as the product thickens quickly. This is also not cost effective. My advice: Get a less-expensive base top coat to use with OPI lacquer color coat.
It may not last as long as the full OPI system (10 – 14 days), but you will achieve similar outstanding results.
Stay Classic GelColor Base Coat creates a durable foundation for OPI GelColor gel nail polish. OPI’s classic tried and true base coat formula, now in new enhanced packaging. GelColor gel nail polish top & base coats now feature white caps with texture and grip, so that salon professionals can easily identify and open them.
The perfect gel nail polish base coat for clients who have healthy, hard, or brittle nails. Gel nail polish base coat cures in 30 seconds under OPI LED Light. Available to professional nail technicians only.
CND Shellac UV Base Coat cures in just 10 seconds under a UV lamp and provides the crucial foundation for the Shellac system. It is a gel base coat that last for up to 2 weeks and guarantees evenness and smoothness of the nail.
What else you need to know: Try with CND Shellac UV Colors and UV Top Coat for the best results and the longest wear. The base coat comes in 2 sizes – 0. 25 and 0. 5 oz.
I got my first shellac manicure about three weeks ago. (I’m normally a DIY girl. ) It’s awesome! It didn’t chip, the color looked vibrant for nearly two weeks, and the selection at the nail shop was huge.
I appreciate the fact that it was cured with LED rather than UV light. The only drawback–and it’s a huge one–is the removal. I had to go back to the nail salon to have the shellac removed. I opted for a traditional manicure that I could take off myself after that.
If you get your nails done regularly, I would 100% recommend CND shellac. If not, keep in mind that this stuff means two nail appointments.
My new favorite nude polish!! Clay Canyon Is the perfect color to match any outfit and any season. It’s a mix between a pink and an orange almost a salmon color but not quite. Again of the color in the bottle comes out on your nails just like many other CND products.
I did find some chipping around the edge on this nail polish but I don’t think it’s because of the polish I just think I was wearing it for too long. The only reason this came off is because it lifted entirely off my nail about a week and a half after I got it done, not because it was chipping.
I will definitely be purchasing this again and I recommend it to all girls who like nude polish.
This is my all time favorite winter gel color and brand! Cnd gel polish lasts the longest on me hands down no matter where I get my nails done. The product is amazing. This color specifically is a medium burgundy with the perfect amount of shimmer.
I love that it’s not brown ishh or too red but a nice combination. I always get many compliments on my nails when they are this color!.
Perfect for nail technicians Discover the brand-new ibd Just Gel base coat that is perfect for all nail technicians. An absolute must-have for your salon or spa to keep your nail looks fresh and different from the rest.
Speedy curing time Each coat cures in just under 30 seconds for an effective turnaround time, meaning you can work efficiently through your appointment book.
My job is to beautify clients so my appearance is also an important part. So are my fingernails. it was very weak so i tried this product. It makes my nails stronger and also very beautiful and amazing.
This is such a pretty pink gel Polish with just the right about of summer added to it. I cannot see any negative to this gel Polish. It’s very easy to apply. Very smooth. Thin ladies is the key to a great application I recommend this product!.
Fall in love with Kiara Sky Soak-off Gel Polish! Our patented formula assures long lasting wear and high-gloss shine that resists fading and colour changes over time. The only gel polish in the market that can be applied as a three or two-step system.
Yes, you heard it right base coat application is completely optional. Finally every woman has a choice! Perfect over natural nails, overlays and pedicures. Cure 30 seconds under LED lamp or 2 minutes under UV lamp.
Removes quickly and completely in just 8 minutes without any damage to the natural nail. Available in 132 trendsetting colours and matching nail lacquers.
Hands down the ABSOLUTE BEST Top Coat you’ll ever find! I have used SOOOOOOO many top coats and clear polishes that I’m sick of trying. But when I finally broke down and for this one I wish I had gotten this sooner! If the top coat is this amazing I can only imagine what the other gel polishes are like AND IM TOTALLY GETTING SOME!!!! Btw Kiara Sky my birthday is April 16 so if you’d like to send me any silver sparkly gels or anything that sparkles I totally wouldn’t complain about that and THANK YOU for making this company! The nail industry definitely NEEDS a company like this one!!!.
It’s called ultimate top coat for a reason! This is a good one! The application is very easy, smooth, and cures great. There is a slight tacky layer after cure, but it wipes off easily with a tad of alcohol on a lint free wipe.
I’ve had it on for 3 days and so far it’s performing like a good gel polish top coat. Used it on my clients and no issues so far either.
I’m pretty versed in nail products, application, the whole nine. This is probably one of my FAVORITE non wipe top coats I’ve tried. They cure fast, level perfectly, and stay put for at least 2 weeks, at most 3! I make sure to take care of my nails in general which also helps them last for so long.
They give a perfect glossy finish that I love, especially with summer happening right now. Watching the sun really emphasize the shine is super nice to see. :).
Introducing The Professional Rubber Base Gel By Kodi! This amazing nail treatment is available in sleek, black matte bottle designed for convenient use. Rubber Base Gel A new generation product with a unique composition that provides coating toughness, elasticity and maximum wear resistance.
This tool is used as a base and applied to the gel-polish coat for amazing nails. The professionalrubber gel ensures excellent grip of gel polish with natural nails, plus, it features a dispersion layer.
Product Benefits: – It provides a uniform coating – Durability & long-term wear-ability – Prevents chips & detachment – The viscous consistency & cost-effective flow – Easy to apply & does not spread – Optimal for thin, brittle nails troubled with severe irregularities Application Recommendations: – Apply a thin layer – Curing time 2 minutes under 36W UV or 30 seconds under LED lamp – Easily removed by using special tools it tips off Purchase Your Rubber Base Gel While Supplies Last! Scroll Up & Click “Add To Cart” NOW!.
The top coat fits well on the coating, does not turn yellow over time, as it happens with other TOP coat brands. The top coat is not thick and liquid, medium consistency. This top has no scent like other products.
I have been using this product for many years. I recommend this product.
This brand is always recommended to beginners and I’ve heard great things about it but I can’t say that I’m impressed. It peels off after a few days, even if primer is used over the whole nail. The brushes are a PAIN, I have to use a different gel brush to use the products without them flooding my cuticles.
One of my favorite rubber bases. Easy to work with, perfect to wear for several weeks. Doesn’t take lots of time to apply, has a smooth texture. Pretty easy to take off: with a machine or just a nail file.
#totallyrecommend!!! Het the rubber top too for a perfect combo! #gelnail #rubberbase #naildesign.
The Gel Genius Base Coat evens out slight unevenness of the nail and extends the durability of your nail polish. Londontown have enriched it with the unique Florium Complex to nourish and care for your nails at the same time.
No UV light necessary! The Genius Base Coat gel is activated with natural light and can be easily removed with the acetone-free nail polish remover. 9-Free & Florium Complex Free from formaldehyde formaldehyde resin toluene dibutylphthalate camphor ethyl tosylamide colophony silicones acetone.
Enriched with LONDONTOWN’s unique Florium Complex a cocktail of vitamins and plant extracts for healthy nails. Vegan – Gluten-Free – Cruelty FREEDirection of useApply one coat of Gel Genius Base Coat before the lacquer paint.
Bought this base and top coat to use with the pink illuminating nail concealer. Prepared nails properly prior to application. (Sure there was no residual lotion or oil on the nail) Products went on so smoothly, dried quickly, looked beautiful! Actually felt like glass on my nails, I was so impressed! Received an email notifying me of a sale, and I started planning my next purchase since I was in love.
The next day I notice the polish had lifted off my nail, the start of a chip. Sure enough, this happened on other nails. Product lifted off, not chipped, reminiscent of a child’s first nail polish. So disappointed.
Such a beautiful start, and sad finish. Pretty pricey products for poor durability. Needless to say, I did not place that order for the next purchase.
For the most part, I really like this product! Realistically, a little goes a long way, but I’d probably repurchase this after its run out. My manicure still risks peeling off in the shower if I’m not careful, which is why I shaved off a star, but it totally works as a decent top coat.
Smoother and shinier formula than most top coats I’ve tried.
I bought this because it said it would make regular polish act like gel. I’m trying to grow my nails without acrylic or gel so I bought it. I hate it. My polish chipped the very next day! Nothing special about this topcoat.
Acts like any other topcoat regardless of cost. Disappointed.
Supernail introduces progel, the latest advancement in gel technology, made from 100% gel that provides what you love about traditional gels in a convenient brush-on application. Beautiful color protects natural nails with long wearing, chip free finish and mirror gloss shine.
This LED and UV curable formula provides nails with strength and durability that can easily be removed in 10 minutes without drilling or filing. Solvent free. Provides a protective foundation. Perfect gel color.
amazing product. I love how it works and how great it lets you see. in particular I have used it several times ga and yes I definitely recommend it a lot. Completely in love with this product. I always use it.
I disagree with the previous posters. While I have only been wearing it for a week, I have had no problems with it lifting. I have tried RCM & IBD, and so far, this is the only brand of base coat I have tried that HAS NOT lifted almost immediately.
I do notice a little wear on my tips, but that is because I have been doing some heavy weeding in the garden. I can live with a little wear, so long as it doesn’t lift. So far, I have been using my IBD polish and top coat with it, but think I might purchase the Progel top coat to see if I have fewer problems with the wear.
It does apply very thinly, but again, I like that because it makes the nails look more natural (and I assume why I have had no issues with lifting). I am giving this 4 stars because I have only been wearing it a week, and so it is too early to tell if this will be my go to gel base.
Easy, peel-off base Featuring innovative EZR technology, the Easy-Off base offers faster manicures and pedicures through reduced soaking time. No primer required, the product inhibits a film form forming with gel polishes and reduces removal to just 5 minutes.
This base coat is an essential for in-demand technicians. Reduced damage Help protect your clients’ nail health with this penetrable layer, ensuring that they are always ready to book again.
So after learning how to use an e-file on myself, my beautiful natural nails were thiiiiin and honestly really destroyed. but I persisted in messing with them because I was bored. It was a nightmare.
I had my eye on Bodyguard for a while and snatched it up during a sale. What. A. Game. Changer. I used it as a base coat a day before doing a planned polygel set, to give myself a break. I did use Orly Nail Tip Primer first.
It was nice and hard, so my fragile nails lil’ nails were beautifully protected all day and night. I didn’t worry at any point about them ripping or breaking, which is a relief. I (think I) buffed it up manually and wiped it down and applied half tips (and trimmed the tips!), then did my polygel set right on top.
It worked awesome! My nails grow really fast, thankfully, so I’m already seeing some grow out. I’m not having any lifting, it’s all strongly stuck on. I also don’t have anymore pain when my nail bed area is pushed on which is amazing! I’ve only been wearing them a week, but this is maybe the best week of my long nail adventure.
I’m work with kids, so even pre-pandemic, I washed my hands a bananas amount. Now though, I’ve had a ton of problems with pinkish lifting because of how often my nails are saturated. This is showing no signs of backing down.
I honestly feel like I’ll be able to use this as a basecoat and fill my polygels!.
I’ve used this once so far and had none of the problems anyone else mentioned. I’m using it as an overlay to support and protect my thin natural nails and to provide a base layer for polish that I change frequently.
It lasted very well for a week and may have lasted longer but I chose to take it off for hygienic purposes since I work in healthcare. HOWEVER I did prep with cuticle removal and very light buffing followed by the Orly Gel FX primer and easy-off base coat before the bodyguard.
After application I was able to put regular nail polish on top and changed my nail polish once without affecting the bodyguard. There was just a little lifting/wear at the tips on one or two nails when I went to change the polish possibly thanks to the prep and primer? so I buffed the bodyguard on those nails and added another layer, and boom, kept on rolling.
Removal: I was quite pleased with the removal process. Since my tips take a real beating and I’m trying desperately to keep my nails from peeling, I really wanted to make sure those tips were well wrapped, so I had added extra layers just over the tips.
The body of the nail had maybe three coats while the tips probably had six. I was nervous about having to scrape the gel off my nails and damage them. I removed the polish, then buffed the gel with a heavy grit file I don’t have an e-file, then applied acetone-soaked cotton with clips and soaked maybe 10 minutes.
The body of the nails that had just a couple layers popped right off quite obediently with no damage possibly thanks to the easy-off base coat?, but the tips were more stubborn since there were more layers.
I did end up having to scrape some and got some damage in the process, but I blame the extra thickness for that, not the product itself. I am amazed that this system had enough adherence to give me zero lifting at the base which I usually struggle with and little to no tip wear, surviving tons of hand washing and sanitizer and changing of polish, yet remove.
I use ORLY Gel FX Body Guard on top of my natural nails. See my photos. My nails are growing back after I damaged them removing the old salon gel without proper tools during lock down in spring. They are strong.
They are healthy. Gel comes off easy when soaked in acetone. No damage after weeks of use. They look more natural than when I used to get them professionally done. Though I never used tips and had gel overlay on my own nails, people always asked if my nails were real.
Look at these. No one will ask now. And it lasts. Pics two weeks after last application. They last as long as they did when I was going to salon. Some complain of lifting. Ive learned after several practice tries, that it is all in your technique.
Im no professional. But Ive gotten better about applying so that its not going over the edges or on cuticles which may cause lifting. I also purchased the nail drill kit, inexpensive here on Amazon, and Ive gotten good at shaping which prevents lifting.
While I love supporting small business, times are hard. I will be doing my own nails from now on. If youre like me and need to tighten the budget but still want to take care of yourself, try this.
Dazzle dry base coat is everything it’s cracked up to be! I always use the whole system, but I can see that the base coat is key- it’s a little bit elastic and I can tell it protects the nail under polish- my nails have been more flexible under duress and chip at the edges less as I grow out prior damage.
So, so happy- it dries quickly and is long wearing. Almost done growing out my very damaged nails (credit to this product). Yay!!! I’ve gotten rid of all the polishes I thought would deliver these results and never did- and Dazzle Dry is non-toxic besides.
I rarely write reviews but the system and this base coat in particular have earned a permanent spot in my nail care routine and I tell everyone about Dazzle Dry!.
I am enthralled with the Dazzle Dry System. When the steps are followed as suggested, the polish really does last. I can usually go a full two weeks without a new manicure. Sometimes I will have to touch up one nail, following the procedure outlined for touch-ups.
But it is a simple procedure. I have never used another system where manicures would last this long. Also I love how fast the polish dries. I don’t have to be careful of my nails for several hours after a manicure as I did with traditional nail polish.
This base coat has kept my polish chip-free for 10 days (haven’t tried to keep it on for longer, though I’m sure it would hold up). Do use pure acetone to remover this though. It has an interesting rubbery texture that doesn’t come off well with non-acetone remover.
It will gum up and require lots of scrubbing to remove. Otherwise, it slides right off with acetone. It’s quick drying and putting on 2 layers of base coat is a painless process.
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This product is soamizing, I definitely loved this color and the greatest thing of all is that it matches with everything!! Organic nails products always has excellent duration, and takes a very long time to get any minor damages.
This gel color it’s amazing! The color it’s just perfect and does not leave bumps when you are applying it. I think this is a must have for every nail lovers! And you can combine it with everything tough.
OPI is a professional leading distributor of a range of products such as; hand care nail care & skin care. Popular worldwide for releasing shades that keep up with key trends. OPI are consistently praised for their high quality products & have access to research facilities which allows them to keep up to date with new formulas.
I bought this to help my nails recover from the false nails which I had applied/removed over Christmas. The removal was awful and has damaged my nail bed. So, I invested in this set, as I wanted to heal them.
I already wear Nail Envy and had originally wanted this set in pink, but only the beige was available. I bought it anyway, as the value for money is brilliant! This set is so understated that you could wear this nail system in a work environment where nail polish is frowned upon, especially if you put Nail Envy Matte on as the last step.
I really like it, the first coat ‘1’, has a very subtle sparkle to it that I like and my nails are slowly recovering. Thank you QVCUK and OPI, as always, brilliant!.
I ordered properly pink. I wasn’t having a gel break, I did that several years ago and my nails have never recovered, so I thought I’d try this. What a transformation, my nails have NEVER been better, they are truly transformed.
My hands look like you would want on your wedding day, very natural, very glossy, the K’dians would be proud. Followed instructions to the letter, 1 coat base coat, 2 colour, 1 top coat and it lasts about 2 weeks before I want to replace (don’t need to replace).
Still very good looking manicure at that point. So good, I have ordered all 3 colours and bought as gifts for my daughters who really are having a gel break. Doubt they will ever return to having gel again.
I ordered perfectly pink and it’s a lovely subtle colour. These products are amazing, the system really works! For years my nails have been flaky, easily chip and break, I have tried pretty much every product out there and nothing worked like this.
Once applied, it stays put, the product doesn’t chip off at all. My nails already look so much better. Thank you OPI! A must buy for nails.
TruGel Base Coat primes nail beds for ultimate colour adhesion on every TruGel application. Apply a thin coat of Base Coat covering the free edge of the nail and cure 30 seconds under LED lamp or 1 minute under UV lamp.
After the final layer of base coat is applied to the gel nails, it is important to allow the nails to dry completely before moving on to the next step. If the base coat is not completely dry, it could cause the gel nails to become smeared or damaged.
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