: two colour polishes in shades Raspberry Wine and Pink Chiffon
: gel base and top coat
: gel primer
: gel cleanser
: two glitter puffers - gold and silver
: double sided nail buffer
: manicure stick
: removal tool
: 24 lint-free wipes
The instruction sheet that is contained inside explains how to use this set perfectly. The first step is to shape and buff your nails with the doubled sided nail buffer and then using the lint free wipes, clean your nails with the gel cleanser. Then apply a layer of the gel primer and leave to dry. Next is time to apply the base/top coat and put under the light for 30 seconds. Definitely be careful with this as if you let the polish touch your skin and put it under the light, it goes hard and has to be peeled off. If you have horrible dry skin around your nails like me then it is painful! The coloured polish then goes on and has to be set under the light for 60 seconds. I find the darker shade only needs two coats but the lighter shade needs 3 or 4, which is the usual for such a pale shade. Then the base/top coat is applied again and set for 30 seconds.
The led lamp is really good as each time you press the 'on' button it stays on for 60 seconds but beeps at 30 to let you know. I find that the times are a little short to dry your nails.. I usually set the top/base coat for 60 seconds and the colour for 2 minutes, which is still a lot quicker than normal nail varnish! Your nails are also left with a wet coating on top so I was confused as to mine was not drying but after reading the instructions, I found that this was normal and you just have to use the lint free wipes and cleanser to wipe your nails again. I need to read instructions more!
The kit claims to give 'up to 2 weeks of dazzling, damage-proof colour' however I must admit that I have never had it on for 2 weeks. I am one who changes my nail polish as soon as it chips, anyone else? As you can see from the photos, on day 2 the polish was fine but on day 5 it was chipping slightly on the edge of my nail (you might not be able to see due to my rubbish iPhone camera). I think I kept it on a few more days after this but I just forgot to take more photos, eurgh! I would not say that after 2 weeks your nails will still be in perfect condition but I think that they would be better than an ordinary nail polish. Usually when I work my nails get ruined but as you can see from the photos they were not that bad! One downside of the kit is that the gel soaks off in the bath, I came out and they were all peeling off!
There are some removal instructions in the box but I just peel them off like every other nail polish. I know its bad but so addicting!
Overall I do love this kit, even though I do not think that they would be chip free after 2 weeks. I get bored of one colour though so would never keep them on that long anyway! To buy a new colour polish would cost £15 which is pretty steep in my opinion so I will only be purchasing one once in a while. In my opinion they do stay on a lot longer than a normal polish though. However I have been using ordinary nail polishes with the gel base/top coat and it definitely works! I also love how 2 glitters are in this pack, giving you the option of an accent nail or even make them all glitter. I do recommend this kit although I do admit, it is expensive and I would have never have bought it for myself.
Have you ever tried anything from Sensationail?