Gel nails/ Gel Effect has been on high demand in the past years, it’s every woman’s dream to have a long-lasting manicure/pedicure and don’t want to have to keep going to a specialist/salon to get the ‘long-lasting mani’. So brands are now introducing salon professional DIY kits that are easy to use at home, so you can get that’s long lasting manicure at your own comfort.
Back in June I was introduced to GelTouch by United beauty at the Debenhams Xmas preview, where I had my nails done and I was taken by the idea and how easy it was. GelTouch is a gel top coat that can be used with any nail polish of your choice, meaning you can have endless change of nail colours without having to spend a fortune or keep paying a visit to the salon every week. I’ve had gel done before but not like this, with other brands you can only use certain products or even the brand’s own nail paint only for it to work or they have a special item that you have to use, which can be expensive if you like to change your nail polish colours very often like I do.
…So I was sent a sample (GelTouch starter kit) to try, I’ve used it about 4 times now and it gets easy every time I use it. All you need to do is pick a nail polish colour of your choice, paint your nails with 2 coats and let it dry really well. Once your nails are dry you then go over it with the GelTouch top coat and cure it under the LED lamp for 60 seconds (the lamp comes with 3 time setting 10s, 30s and 60s), when it’s fully cured you then clean it with the cleansing wipe to remove the sticky residue from the gel top coat after curing. What I love about GelTouch is that it is chip-resistant, last up to 2-3weeks and its high in shine that last its duration so you don’t need any extra glossy top coat. GelTouch is really easy to remove too, all you need to do is just peel off the gel, but if you are worried about damaging your nails (not that it will), you can roughen the surface of the gel by buffing the shine off and soak your nails in acetone to remove the gel.
I highly recommend the GelTouch starter kit as it so easy to use, even someone who is totally new to the gel nail can actually figure out how to use it. It’s retails at £49.99 and is available at Debenhams. It’s comes with 1 gel coat, a lamp, an adaptor, and some cleansing wipes. It’s a really good investment that last a long time, the only thing that you have to keep rebuying is the gel and the cleaning wipe and prices starting from £14.99.