Sensationail Express Gel Nail
Kensington High Street. To my dismay, the actual polish was nothing like the box :( - it is a true tomato red instead.
However, the application of this gel polish is very easy. You don't need a base or top coat for this. Just apply it like you would regular polishes and cure between coats. Two coats was enough to give a very opaque and even finish. I love how there is no tacky layer to wipe off! Perfect for those on the go. Even without a top coat, this gives a very glossy mirror finish.
At Home Gel Polish Tips: To make this express gel polish last a little longer, lightly buff the surface of your nails as prep so the gel has a rough surface to adhere to. Also remember to cap the free edge to minimize tip wear!
I didn't expect this to last as long as a full gel manicure with proper prep, base+top coat. But this wore very beautifully for a full week! Tip wear was the main issue even with the free edge capped. Minor chips began around the 5th/6th day.
Priced at $13/bottle, I think this is a great alternative for a quick salon-like manicure!
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