16 September 2014

Nutra Nail Gel Perfect Nail Colour in 5 Minutes in Sheer Natural Review! ♥

Hello!

Going out and getting your nails done professionally at a salon is what most girls dream off but I honestly couldn't be bothered! I love going and having my hair done for a special treat every once in a while but spending money on getting your nails done is something I can completely do without. A big part of this is because when I'm at work, I spend a lot of my day typing on a keyboard and even the most "long lasting" nail varnish does not last without chipping.

On one of my recent shopping trips however I did find these Gel Perfect 5 minute nail colour for only £1.50 from B&M! I obviously didn't really expect them to compare to a professional manicure but for the money, I thought it wouldn't hurt to try them out.

They did have a few colours in stock but I thought you can't go wrong with a nude colour so I picked Sheer Natural and Champagne which was a darker nude (pictured here).

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How to apply:
  • FIRST HAND 1st Coat - Apply Activator to first 3 nails until shiny wet, then apply thin coat of Gel-Colour immediately (this should appear streaky). Seal the free edge at each layer of Activator and Gel-Colour. Repeat these two steps on last two nails of Hand ONE.
IMPORTANT – KEEP COLOUR BRUSH CLEAN BY SOAKING IN BRUSH CLEANER AFTER EVERY COLOUR LAYER ON 5 NAILS.
  • FIRST HAND 2nd Coat - Back to your first 3 nails, apply second layer of Activator, then a second layer of Gel-Colour. Repeat second coat on last two nails of hand one.
IMPORTANT – KEEP COLOUR BRUSH CLEAN BY SOAKING IN BRUSH CLEANER AFTER EVERY COLOUR LAYER ON 5 NAILS.
  • FIRST HAND Final Coat - Apply a final coat of Activator to all 5 nails. Wait 30 seconds minimum or 5 minutes until rock solid. NB: CLEAN BRUSHES: After each layer of colour on 5 nails, wipe Gel-Colour brush clean on the paper towel and place into Brush Cleaner to prevent build up. Take brush from Brush Cleaner and place into Gel-Colour for application on next hand.
IMPORTANT – KEEP COLOUR BRUSH CLEAN BY SOAKING IN BRUSH CLEANER AFTER EVERY COLOUR LAYER ON 5 NAILS.
  • SECOND HAND – Repeat ALL steps on final hand
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This is was the next morning. You can see that it's already started to crack a little around the tips!


This was the next day :(

As you can see from the photos, I didn't have a good experience with this kit. I found myself being really overwhelmed by the length of the instructions which meant the nails had dried a little before being able to apply the next coat. I'd say next time I'd need to read them thoroughly and I would advise anyone thinking of buying this for themselves, that they watch the instruction video to get a good understanding of how you need to apply properly.  My hat really does go off to trained beauticians out there!


 The effect is very much like a professional manicure with a lovely thick layer which strengthens the nail. However, like I said above, within 12 hours the varnish had started to crack. It's easy to remove though, leaving no evidence of damage to the nail (unlike a professional one).

All in all this is a fair alternative to a professional manicure and would be for any special occasions. It doesn't last as long as my usual manicure but is a good solution for when you cant get to a salon or if like, you just prefer to do them yourself at home. I do know that there are also a lot of other high street brands that sell "home gel nails" and I would definitely think about look into them! 
 
You can buy yourself from Boots or a B&M if you're lucky ;)

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