At Home Gel Polish Review

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Earlier this year, I decided to stop the very bad habit of BITING MY NAILS. Since then, I’ve gone from wearing regular nail polish and changing colors weekly, to now using gel polish. I started using the gel polish about 3 months ago, and I must say I really like it. Even though I’m still a novice at this gel thing, I wanted to share three reviews on gel nail polish brands that I’ve used. I’ve learned that polish consistency definitely makes a difference. After trying out different brands, I discovered that thicker gel polishes work best for me because they last longer.

To set the gel polish, I use the Starpro UV Lamp.

The first gel polish I ever used was CND Shellac. Now this was purchased from Cosmoprof, a store specifically for cosmetologists; however, you can also purchase it from Amazon. What I love about the base coat, top coat and nail color is the consistency of the polish. It’s not too thick and not too thin. The box says the color is supposed to last up to two weeks, but polish lasts for 3 weeks. I’m sure it could have been a little longer, but I was tired of the color. Overall, I loved this polish and would definitely purchase it again. I will say the one bottle of polish is a bit expensive ranging between $15-$17 depending where you buy it, but the quality is with it.20131205-233009.jpg

The second polish I tried was by the brand Gelish. The vast selection of bright, pretty colors attracted me to this brand. I purchased a bottle of the polish from Sally Beauty Supply for $12.99, I believe. I must say I didn’t love this brand. I used it along with the CND base and top coat mentioned above. The reason I didn’t like this brand is because the consistency was runny and I had to apply three coats on polish get full coverage of my nail. The three coats of polish became so thick that the polish began to lift from my nail bed. I don’t know if I got a bad bottle or what, but I would probably consider this brand again.


The last gel polish I tried and currently wearing is by Sensationail. I absolutely love this brand and stumbled upon it by accident one day at Rite Aid. Seriously, this is quality gel polish at a low price of $11.99 and the colors are absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, I was skeptical at first but this brand surprised the heck out of me. The consistency of this polish isn’t as thick as the CND and definitely not as runny as Gelish. It’s perfect and the polish really does last for 2 weeks. The two colors I’ve worn are scarlet red and kitten heel. I was so mad I missed their Black Friday sale with select polishes for only $5.00. I will definitely be a repeat customer and look forward to buying more colors in the future.



Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and no matter which brand you buy to use at home, please be sure to READ THE DIRECTIONS!

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