Saturday, 17 January 2015

Sensationail Deluxe Gel Starter Kit

For Christmas I was gifted this lovely Sensationail Deluxe Gel Starter Kit which I was so happy about because I had been lusting after it for ages. As it retails for £109.99, it was never in my price range so I am so so grateful that I received this. Boots were doing an offer on it at the time but because I did not buy it I'm not sure how much it was, keep a look out for more offers though!




The kit contains: PRO 3060 Led Lamp
                          : 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?

30 comments:

  1. Such a great gift! I can see what you mean about getting bored of your nails in 2 weeks! xx

    www.lulabelloves.com/blog

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    1. it really is:) I know, cant have one colour for too long ha ha!

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  2. I'd love to give this kit a go! I hate not having my nails painted. I work around food nail varnish is no-go area, sucks!!

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. me too! mine are so dyed from not wearing base coats so no nail varnish is a nightmare for me!

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  3. I absolutely love the look of your nails so pretty, I would never be able to afford it mind but I don't have soaks in a bath with just a shower so it might be ok ;) xxx



    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. ha ha, I could never afford it either!

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  4. I've actually never tried a gel manicure. I know it's all the rage lately and maybe it's worth it. I'm glad you like the kit, even if it may not last chip free for two weeks

    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

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    1. I have never gotten it done professionally but I love this kit:)

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  5. Gorgeous nails, they look lovely! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know what you think;

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  6. This is so so pretty! Love the colours that come with it. xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. i have seen this kit a few times and it looks really good! My nail polish only lasts for a couple of days without chipping so anything longer than that is a bonus for me! The colours are really pretty too!

    Bethan Likes

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    1. mine too and I get so annoyed that they chip so quickly but this kit is great:)

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  8. That is such a great kit! I love the colours inside. Great review here - so detailed :) x x
    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. the kit really is! awh thank you, thanks for reading:)

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  9. To be honest, I don't really like the Gel Manicure as it's so damn harmful for the nails. Plus, there're so many healthier (or just safer) alternatives to long lasting manicure out there, so for me it would be just not fair to treat my nails with UV lamp and super nasty chemicals. I've just dropped my point of view on healthier nail care routine right here - http://tlvbirdie.com/2015/01/aila-cosmetics-organic-nail-care-review.html (pssst, giveaway inside!)

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog
    http://tlvbirdie.com

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    1. yeah I get your point, I never really think of it that way! I probably should though

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  10. I think this is a fab gift as it is so pricey! Could never justify that. I haven't tried gel nail polish at all, worried it will make my nails weaker, did you find that? x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I have quite bad nails anyway in the way of peeling but I found the gel made no difference! maybe for healthy nails it might but mine are so used to getting abused ha ha

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  11. Gorgeous thing.

    thelesfleur.blogspot.com

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  12. Ah they look so pretty! I have a gel nails kit, and they really do last for 14+ days.. they're amazing x

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. they are definitely so much better than ordinary nail varnish:)

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  13. I've actually seen this in Boots and been quite tempted, I love the mani you created and I'm the same I change my nails so often hehe. I do find though that using brands like Ciate their formula doesn't chip easily and I pop some Seche Vite on top and my manis last 5+ days :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I have been using ciate recently and love it! I really need to get myself some seche vite though, sounds great

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