Monday, 7 November 2016

Gel Nails At Home♥*

I cannot seem to find any top coat that helps seal my nail polish and help prevent any chips. I just can't. Either it makes it go too thick and it peels off, or it just encourages it to chip. Then came along SensatioNail. Their much raved about Polish to Gel Starter Kit* popped through my letter box not that long ago, and as you could imagine, I was an eager beaver to try it out.

Inside came an LED lamp, polish to gel transformer, gel cleanser, gel primer, a mixing pot, manicure stick, wipes and a double sided nail buffer. There are two different methods; a mixing methods (by far messier) or simple painting method. Personally, I always op for the option of painting my nails, apply the polish to gel transformer and drying them with the LED lamp, then the gel cleanser.

I do like the glossy finish it leaves on my nails, and I do like the fact that it helps prolong the length of time my nail polish lasts on my nails, however, there's one negative which annoys me. It is a complete nightmare to remove. I used a nail polish remover from Superdrug which is a acetone formula, yet it removed basically nothing. I felt I was scrubbing my nails and it wasn't removing any nail polish. My cousin even gave me a bottle of pure acetone which removed the nail polish once but next time I tried it, same struggle. (If anyone knows of anything which helps to remove the polish, hola at me!)

Besides the hassle of removing it, I am a fan of this set. The extra few minutes it takes to do the extra steps is worth it. I have salon worthy nails but from the comfort of my own home!

Have you tried SensatioNail? How was your experience?


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38 comments:

  1. This is such a fab idea, saves so much money!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  2. I have been desperate to try this but never been willing to splash the cash out on it. would you say it was worth the money?

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    1. I'd say so, yes, because honestly, it doesn't chip for over a week! And it gives a beautiful glossy finish! x

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  3. They are a nightmare to remove at the nail salon I can imagine at home, but definitely would save some bucks!

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  4. Ahh I need to pick one of these up asap! My nails need some TLC

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    1. Your nails will be looking beautiful then! x

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  5. Great post! I've not tried anything I've this and gave up having nail varnish thathe doesn't chip straight away. I'm gonna give this a go! Did just the acetone work in the end BTW?

    Robyn Sparkles

    Www.chronicendeavors.wordpress.com

    Xx

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    1. Thank you! SensatioNail got back to me and confirmed that acetone does work - you just need to either steep your nails in a bowl of acetone or wrap your nails in foil after steeping your nails! x

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  6. I've never actually tried gel polish at home only the gel nail effect of regular nail polishes. Definitely wanna give this a go though!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I need to try some gel nail effects nail polishes to see how they compare to this kit! x

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  7. I need to try this. I'm sick of my polish chipping.

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    1. Chipping nails are the bane of my life! x

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  8. Oh my gosh, I am in definite needs of this ASAP!

    Lee | www.thatbellemakeup.co.uk

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  9. I'm not much of a nail person myself but I would love to try out gel ones at least once, maybe I'll look into it!
    Whitney x

    beautyblogrx.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey you never know, you might end up becoming a nail person! x

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  10. I don't wear any gel nails because I bite them but this looks amazing!

    allthingsjadex.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. This could prevent you from biting them! x

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  11. Sounds awesome! I have some other gel nail polish kit, however, I do not use it that often anyway. For some reason I like my nails to be natural :) but if you are into it, it's definitely good to do at home - saves some money and it's cool to learn on your own too :)

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    1. Yes it's handy to have instead of going to the salon each time! x

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  12. This is such a cool idea! I would love to try this!

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  13. This sounds perfect for me! I think I'll have to look into it!

    Jessica Jade, jessicajadebeauty.com
    xxxx

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  14. I would like to try this. This starter kit is amazing!

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  15. This sounds great! I have the same problem with my nails chipping!

    www.phillippabeauty.com

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    1. This will prevent your nails from chipping then! x

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  16. Oh God! I have to try this. This is just so gorgeous :)

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  17. I like the idea of transforming a current polish into gel but I would still go to the salon if I want my nail gel including LED lights and removal!!

    Ursula

    www.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

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  18. This looks brilliant!

    I never have time (or quite often the money) to get my nails done in the salon, and I really don't have the time to do my nails at home very often either. I'm the worst at waiting for them to dry!

    But something like this would definitely do me some good.

    Great review :)

    Sam xo
    Alright Sunshine | Fashion Lifestyle Travel

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    1. It's too expensive to go to a salon every month! This is dead convenient and quick though! Thank you x

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