Showing posts with label gel nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gel nails. Show all posts

Sally Hansen Mother’s Day Salon Gel Polish collection + Swatches

It's summer and pastels are now in swing again! 

Just in time for Mother's Day Sally Hansen has come out with Mother’s Day Salon Gel Polish collection ($14.95 CAN). Which is available for a limited time exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

If your mom is similar to mine- A lady who always has her nails done, this is the perfect Mother's Day gift! She can save money and still look fabulous.

The colour is step number two.
To complete the whole process you need: 
  • LED Lamp
  • Gel Base Coat
  • Gel Top Coat
  • Nail Cleanser Pads

The colours from left to right:
Laven-Darling -lilac purple
For Teal -vibrant turquoise

Just Peachy -glistening coral, 
Glamor-fied -metallic nude

I tried the gel polishes and I was very impressed. 

Check out other colours on sale:

They apply smoothly (no streaking) and the colour exactly what you see inside the bottle.

I'm wearing Laven-Darling!
Which I might add looking amazing on my skin tone.

If you see these in Shoppers Drug Mart pick them up because they're limited-edition and will be gone soon!

My L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer 1-2-3 manicure experience

Gel polishes are on the rise.
Some people want the durability of Gel polishes without the crazy removal time.

I was recently sent L'Oreal's new Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer 1-2-3 manicure set.
I had no idea what to expect.

It was a three-step process.
Shake gently. After applying Gel-Primer, apply 2 coats followed by Extraordinaire Gel-Glaze.

Let me start off by saying I love the consistency of the polish.
No bubbling or streaking during my application.

Get the kit here:

All I needed was one thick coat! 
I was extremely impressed with the dry time.

After 7 days

  • No MAJOR chipping.
  • Colour stayed on pretty good for 7 days.
  • No UV light needed.
  • Shine was gone.
  • Visible wear up close.
I will say that the gel-lacquer holds up better than regular polish for me. I just wish that it still had the shine like my regular gel manicures after a week. The removal was a breeze. I used regular nail polish remover. No issues/ damages to my nail beds.

What do you think about my 7 day wear?

New from Kiss Nail Products: Gel Fantasy Nails & Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit

There are so many nail options out there. Honestly, there is no reason for my nails to bare.
If you see me with bare nails, please scream at me!
These new releases from Kiss products fit right in to my 2014 beauty resolution.

Let's start with the Gel Fantasy Nails kits which I have featured below.
Yes ladies! I'm wearing gel press on nails.
I'm wearing painted veil
Back in Early December, I had the opportunity to meet Gina Edwards. She's a celebrity manicurist who came to Canada to debut Kiss's new nail products for a few select beauty media. Gina complimented me on my nail beds and picked out this oval fantasy gel set for me (seen above).

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Why gel fantasy nails?
You can sport a sparkling glitter manicure that stays shiny and bright with an ultra-smooth finish, without the hassle of glitter removal! 
Gel removal can be a long process, if you do not know what you're doing. Gel Fantasy gives you the opportunity to get the look you want in less than 10 minutes or less. You can chose to apply them with the mega-adhesive tabs or glue them on. Your preference!

 Each set comes with:
  • 24 Nails 
  • 24 Mega-Adhesive Tabs 
  • Pink Gel Glue (2g) 
  • Mini File Manicure Stick
Check out the eight styles below:

A manicurist from Tips Nail bar which applied the nails and added some extra nail art to jazz them up. The glitters that she used is also from kiss! It's their Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit. 

Create nail designs just like the professionals with this all-encompassing collection of tools and nail art straight from the salon.

It also comes with a Pro Design Guide that gives you nail inspiration from top nail experts!

Each kit comes with:
  • Pre-Cut Nail Art 
  • 6 Glitter Pouches 
  • Design Decals 
  • Faux Rhinestones Charms 
  • Foil Tape 
  • Dotting Tool 
  • 3 Nail Art Brushes
  •  Nail Art Sealer (3.3mL) 
  • Pro Design Guide
Easy nail art at your finger tips!
Are there any styles that you want to see me try? Let me know below.

Have you seen these in stores yet?

Nails: Gelish Seafoam Green

I'm slowly adding more pastels colours into my wardrobe. I had some nail issues for a bit but now they are back to healthy. I decided it would be a good time to try a gel polish to grow out my nails to my ideal length. I went to the salon and they used Gelish Seafoam green on my nails. 

To spice up my nails the nail tech did a funky design on my accent nail. 


What colour should I try next?

Must Have: Kiss Everlasting Gel Polish System

Ladies, if you're looking for a affordable gel system check out the Kiss Everlasting Gel!
  • High-gloss shine, chip-free colour in 3 simple steps: protect, colour, seal & shine
  • Dries instantly, no nicks, dents or scratches
  • Lasts up to 14 days
  • Won't damage, natural nails, soaks off in minutes 

This is the perfect alternative for ladies who are trying to save money this year. Think about it getting gel nails at the salon costs $40+ and that's not including tax & tip.  For the cost of one trip you can get the Kiss® Everlasting Gel Polish Colour Gel Starter System ($29.97) + LED Gel Lamp ($34.47)!

If that doesn't sway you.. did you know that you can layer the gels to make simple nail art!!
Don't quote me on it but look at the cute "design" I did below.

I got several compliments on it and I really surprised people when I said it I did it on my own with a gel polish. I can't wait to try out more designs!  For reference I used the gels Lush & Ballet. Perfect combo!

Are you a fan of gel polishes?

My GetGelled Manicure Bar Experience

Recently, I had the most fun ever at a nail bar. 
As crazy as it seems, I can count the times I've had fun at a nail bar on one hand.

The place I'm talking about is called Get Gelled! Manicure bar.
A new, cute and modern place located in the Yonge/Bloor area.

I was recently contacted by Sun (owner) to see if I was interested in one of their services. After looking at her portfolio I knew I had to come in. I'm obsessed with nail art! I never got the opportunity to get it done in my area because nobody knows what the hell I'm talking about. Sun knew exactly wanted!

Here is the finished outcome!

Close-up of my nails

Unfortunately, I lost the bow today :( 
It was a lovely seven days...haha.
This totally gives me the opportunity to go back again!

If you're in the area check out Get Gelled! Manicure Bar.