Sunday, March 25, 2012

Gelish / Red Carpet Manicure review

I mixed the two systems together. For this mani, I used the Red Carpet Manicure Professional LED Light (from Meijer), the Gelish Basix kit (from Sally's Beauty) and RCM Gel Color in Lighter Shade of Gray. I have to say it was very easy and surprisingly quick to use, and boy was it great to have a perfectly dry mani the second it was done. I could get used to that! LOL.

The color went on so easy, I didn't need to do any cleanup, although, I think I need to do a better job of wrapping the tips.

Here's how it looked right after initial application:


This is on day five. The left hand was identical as the 1st day, it just showed some new growth.


But my right hand had a chip in it.


Removal was so easy, I wasn't expecting that. I used the foil method, and after waiting 15 minutes, the gel just slid right off the nail. I just bought a new teal color that I'll be trying next.

Has anyone else tried gel polish before?

Thanks for looking!

6 comments:

  1. I tagged you in a "Get To Know Me" post :-)

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  2. Glad to see more DIYers getting into the soak off gels, I love them! Good job on your first try. I didn't make it to 5 days on my first try. It takes some tweaking to find what works for you. Unfortunately I really comment on why you got a chip because I don't use the LED, I use the UV light. I mix my brands too, but I've heard that you can't cure Shellac under LED. Can't wait to see more gel manicures. You'll find the investment well worth it!

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    1. Thanks for the input. I'm on my 2nd gel mani right now. It's a week old today and looks perfect ☺

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  3. so im guessing if i were to use the RCM light, base/coat and top coats etc, and then used the gelish coloured polish or a different brand like orly gel coloured polish, it would all work the same, and mixing the 2 brands will still work out in the end ?

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    1. Hello! Yes, it should work, I mix brands of top coat and color all the time and have never had a problem :)

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