Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The answer to my prayers....Gelish Nails?

Let me preface this by saying I have not yet tried Gelish Nails...I've been waiting for my 36 watt UV lamp to arrive..gosh it's been a long wait (since Feb 9..geez).  I've been having nail issues for a while now..they chip and flake and I can't keep polish on for more than one day.  I love wearing vibrant colors and trying new things, but it's so annoying to have to repaint every day.  Plus, all that polish changing is making my nails brittle.  No matter what I use on them they still break.  I saw a few facebook posts from friends about Gelish.  I figure, why not just order the system..if it's half as good as everyone says..I'll be happy.

So what are Gelish you ask..well...

Gelish is a soak off gel nail product that applies similar to regular nail polish, but lasts for up to three weeks with no chipping or fading.

Gelish is a UV nail gel that is applied in several steps, requiring either a 36 watt UV or LED lamp to cure the gel. Gelish nail gel is similar to other UV soak off nail gel systems, such as Shellac or OPI Axxium. Nail gels can be applied to your natural nails, without causing the damage of acrylics. Nail growth with nail gels is covered with a fill-in coat, similar to acrylic nails. The product is brushed on like regular nail polish. Watch this video.

What You Need to Apply Gelish Gel Nails

In addition to a 36 watt UV lamp or an LED lamp, you will also need the following Gelish products:
Ph Bond
Foundation Gel
Color Gel Polish (2 coats)
Top Coat

How to Remove Gelish Gel Soak Off Nail Polish

In order to remove Gelish UV soak off gel nails, you must first break the seal on the top coat. In order to do this, buff the surface of the gel to rough it up and allow the remover to penetrate. You can use either acetone or the Gelish Remover to remove the product. Once nails are buffed, apply the remover to a pad and wrap your nails in foil to keep the remover in contact with the Gelish. Wait 15 minutes and then remove. You may need to scrape any remaining bits of Gelish off of your nails.

Gelish Nail Gel Colors

Gelish comes in 48 colors and usually requires two coats of color with each manicure. I believe you can also preorder the new colors.

Here's a good list of colors..I found it hard to find images of the colors on Amazon.

I bought Tassels, Bashful, Night Reflection and Star Burst.  I can't wait to try.  If all is successful I will post a how-to video. 

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