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Love it. 2 to 3 weeks no chip. I get mine done at salon.
This polish is amazing! Mine last a full 2 weeks without a single chip; I can’t stand the growth much past that. It’s cheaper than going to the salon to have them done, but I recommend doing that if you have not tried it before. I buy the Gelish brand at Sally Beauty Supply & on Amazon. Ulta also sells a good brand called Red Carpet. The only down side is the removal because It’s a soak off polish. I recommend YouTube for lessons.
What all items do I need to get started if I go to Sallys? I'm going to go today & I want to get everything that I need for the Gelish:) Help:)
I get mine done every three weeks and no chips...love it! Sherry I believe you need a professional license to buy the products sally beauty supply doesn't carry this. You need a UV light, the polish supplies, and instruction on how to do it.
I just searched this product on Amazon ... the entire product-kit is available; with product reviews, instructions etc! - why I love Amazon. Best
I would advise you to have your nails done by a professional first and watch how they do it. Then go to Sally's or Wal Mart and buy the kit.
Sally's has it. Even has a cd to see how it done !
Super easy! I got Shellac done a few times at the salon, then I ordered my own supplies. Easy to do yourself! Highly recommend! No chips at all. Soaks off with Acetone in about 10 minutes!
Also the shine on your nails last forever! Only wish I had more colors to choose from.
Most colors are opaque so you can mix & layer. My favorites are... go girl, Vegas lights, & June bride. I also prefer the whole hand 36w UV lamp. I bought mine off of eBay.
Love the Gelish nail gel, it's much easier to work with than the CND product - remember to order some sparkle - the sparkle goes over the solid colors and looks awesome!
Best polish ever!
Do you do you yourself Jody, or do you have yours' done?
Gelish is my favorite as well!! It wasn't cheap to get started, but it was worth every penny. I rarely make it 24 hours without any polish chipping, but this latest two weeks with no problems. I do my own. It is a little time consuming, but it is a great stress reliever.
Tank you:) Approx how much would you say it cost you to get started? Did you get yours' at Sally's or somewhere else?
Does it damage your nails at all?
This polish is amazing!!!! Love it!!!!
Here is a link about Shellacs tiny tunnels that allow Solar Oil to penetrate the nail and keep it healthy. http://skyesbeautytricks.co.... Also, when you remove Shellac properly is does not damage the nail.
I had trouble with Shellac chipping & only use Gellish (from Amazon) & Red Carpet Manicure (from Ulta) for about 6 months now. I also make sure I use Solar Oil every day even underneath my nails & they are very healthy. I love this stuff!!
I love the gel polishes as well, it is all that I have been using at my nail salon. I will echo that the Shellac is not as good as gellish or the new opi colors.
My nails are actually healthier than when I was using regular polish, I am a physican, so constant Purell and hand washing.
Brenda Hobbs-Powell, question what is the Solar Oil for?
Solar Oil is a Nail & cuticle conditioner. SOG polish tends to dehydrate them & you can see little white marks on your nail bed if you don't use this. It also keeps them from being brittle. I have purchased it at CVS but you can also get it on amazon. After my 14 days are up I like to soak off my polish at night & oil them up then Polish them the next day.
I have Shellac on now for my very first time..I was a Nail Tech for many years and due to 3 surgeries on my right hand I no longer am in the field so this will be new. I work for a beauty supply house for licensed professionals, I'm able to buy the products there for a great price. I'm going to buy the light and try it out. Depending on the price difference I get 20% at Sally's. I'm going there over the weekend.
I love this stuff but it only lasted me 4 days then peeled off like a sticker. :(
I have used the gel nail kit from ultra and it works great! No chips for 3weeks and I bought the kit on sale for about 50$.
where did u get it at for $50?!!!!
Love this stuff and will probabily never go back to regular polish. Lasts so long that I get bored with the color and have to change it. Amazon has great deals and Sally Beauty sells it as well. So nice to paint your nails and then do the dishes right after.
If it peels off then you have it on too thick or you didn't bake it long enough. Make sure the foundation is super thin - I clean off the wand as much as possible & paint 2 to 3 nails before I need more foundation. Also make sure you give your nail bed a light buff to remove the shine.
I had it done at two different salons, there's no way I could do it myself and both peeled off in less than a week. I guess it's just my nails but I did love them the few days I had it.
Mines stayed on for 5 weeks before.... Amazing.
the only way to do nails
Everyone raves about shellac but google it.... Lots of controversy about the damage to your hands from UV light.
Yea well I lay in the tanning bed so im not too concerned
Love these manicures. Ulta sells a brand made by gelish called red Carpet Manicures. You use an LED light, which is safer to your skin. Lasts 2 weeks too.
omg. it made my nails peel. I hate it. I will never do it again.
i have had it done many times and at many salons, if it peels to fast the salon is using a cheap brand or your nails did not sit in the "baker' long enough..
I love gel nails !!!
I adore this stuff. Regular polish chips after one day even the good quality brands.. these last 10 days for me.
I've had my gel polish last up to three weeks with a french manicure. I usually go every 2 weeks.
I got my kit for my bday last April. My bf bought the polish from amazon & eBay. You will need the ph bond, foundation (base), top coat, the gelish colot polish and the uv lamp. The colors are beautiful. And they do last up to 3 weeks with no chip. The first time I did them it peeled and the reason for that is bc the base coat was too thick. It saves me a lot of money and it stays shiny the whole time. There are many tutorials on YouTube. Good luck!
I have had them done three times...each time they lasted three weeks...my nails were not damaged at all....would recommend gel nails.
I LOVE this! I will never wear regular polish on my fingers again!
It's a shame that amazon has this product for sale. This is sold to liscenced professionals only and to be used in the salon. If you are using this at home and haven't been properly trained then you will have damage to your nail. Let the salon professional do the service!!!
but so much fun to peel off!
Sally's Beauty Supply also sells them to non-licensed customers.
Harmonie, how much does it cost for everything to get started? also, is it hard to do, since I'm not a professional?
It's not hard at all! The polish is around $10-$14 each on Amazon for the larger ones. I ordered my 36w UV light on eBay for $35. I went a little crazy at first so i had to limit myself to one new polish a month. Now I just layer them together for new looks.
Brenda my story is just like yours.. we bought the light on ebay for about $35. My husband actually does my nails for me and a few friends. We have about 20 polishes now, mostly small bottles from Sallys but a few from amazon/ebay. Its time consuming but considering gels lasts me 5x as long it worth it. I think the starter kit may come with a DVD or there may be a video on the website.
Sadly all my products were double, actually a bit more than double compared to the prices you guys are talking about because I'm in Canada! Still worth it and saving money instead of going to a salon every few weeks.
Thanks guys for all the info, I really appreciate it. Def going to get some & try it out, sounds so cool & love that it lasts so long!
i am wearing it right now. chip proof and durable. keeps my nails strong.
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