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Requires Speed and Steady Hands.
on November 30, 2011
Discovered this is cheaper on Amazon. Many nail product manufacturers are now branding their polishes/laquers as gels. An experienced nail technician recommended NutraNail's gel perfect when I asked her about affordable "gel" nails that can be done at home without investing in an expensive UV light and kit. Yes, it is expensive at $10 - $14 for .17 oz. gel cream, .25 oz. activator and .17 oz. brush cleanser. The explicit directions must be followed exactly or you will not only be disappointed but may ruin the product for subsequent applications. A good steady hand and the ability to work quickly are a must!!!
This is a 3-step process repeated twice per hand. Allow at least 5 minutes to complete the process. The 3 brushes have skimpy bristles as only a thin amount of product is needed. I am glad I gave this product a second try as I was not all that impressed the first time I used it. Practice does make perfect! My sheer pink nails took about 12-15 minutes before they dried to a rock solid state vs. the advertised 5 minutes and they still have a patent high shine finish and look great even after 2 weeks. For the first time in my life, my nails are actually growing out beautifully without the usual breakage and spliting.
NOTE: I also tried Perfect Formula's pink gel coat at $30 for .60 oz. It is a faster, simpler one-step process that can be reapplied and removed like a polish. NutraNail's Gel Perfect takes a few minutes to remove by soaking nails in any acetone based nail polish remover.