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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sensationail Gel Kit Review

Hello lovelies,   I have been getting Gel nails for I do not know how long, at £40 quid a time plus 'soak off's' it really is getting to be an expensive hobby.  However, because i'm a busy mum, running about all over the place, a normal manicure on my nails never last, always chipped at the end of the day.   I normally go around like that for ages because knackered-ness gets the better of me at the end of the day. 

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I  had been admiring Sensationail Gel Kits for a long time in Boots and the other week there, I decided to bite the bullet and splurge out £69.99 to try the kit out for myself.  Well.. the results were phenomenal.  I am so impressed by this product and how easy it was to do myself in practically no time at all. 

Everything you need is in the box:
LED Light - Nail File - Cuticle Stick - Lint Free wipes - Nail Cleansing balm - Nail Primer - Instructions - Gel Base/Top Coat &
1x Gel Polish - I opted for the box with Scarlett Red - no shock there 

Follow these simple steps

Begin like you would with any manicure - trim and buff your nails.  Next  prime your nails with the solution provided allowing to air dry for 30 seconds.  Apply gel base coat and place your hand under the LED light for 30 seconds.  I use a 'four finger rule' and do thumbs last.  

Next apply a thin layer of your gel nail colour -  they say you can do another coat if needed, I felt  one layer was enough.  Run the brush along the tips of your nails to seal.  Place under the LED light for 60 seconds. 

Finally, apply the  gel top coat, LED for 30 seconds.  Repeat these steps for your thumbs and voila!  A perfect gel manicure.

I think I did a pretty good job for my first attempt, my left hand looked beautiful.  The right hand was a little dodge but it always does when doing my nails myself but still looked pretty good.  5 days in and no chips!    I am a bit of a ditz though, I forgot to buy the Remover Kit, remedied this by nipping in to the shops and bought pure Acetone, cotton wool buds and some tin foil.  

I have since ordered a few more gel shades online, they are £5 cheaper via Amazon.  

Have you a busy lifestyle? try these.  Tried them already - love?

I do apologise for the rubbish quality of these pictures, my camera and I had a fall out!

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  1. This looks great, I love a gel manicure as I have a busy lifestyle too, but being a student its not so easy to keep paying for it...this would be amazing to do it at home! :) xx

  2. They look fab, you did a really good job. This will save a lot of £ in the long run.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  3. This looks great and your nails look so nice! I've never had gel nails before but have heard great things xx

  4. I would love this! Your nails look fab!

  5. Pretty! Does it burn under the UV light? someone said it burns :o

  6. They look amazing! It's crazy how much they cost to get done at a salon.

  7. Thank you so much for this review. I've been considering getting an at-home gel kit, but I wonder if it would work with regular nail polish too.

  8. That looks great! I wish I had known about this earlier! I bought a gel kit like a week or two ago and am waiting for it in the mail. Hopefully it turns out as great as yours did.

  9. This sounds amazing I have never used gel nail polish before but it looks amazing and so shiny! xx |Macadamia Oil Giveaway

  10. Never had a gel manicure - I tend to wimp out and go cheap with the Barry M Gelly Nails. Looks lovely, great post hun xxx

  11. Why not, looks like it's really easy to make. :) The question now is, how often are you really going to use it instead of just ging over with a common kind of polish? :)


  12. This looks lovely! I'm so glad you did a review on it, I've been thinking about getting something like this for such a long time. Was nice to actually see it in use!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  13. It will be interesting to see how long it will be before it does start to chip. I get my nails done too but like you said it gets expensive!

  14. I don't own one but I have tried them & I think they're the best.

    Zoe // The Caribbean Flower

  15. Looks amazing, I may just have to try these! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  16. Wow I need this in my life!


  17. There's a simpler version of this, I think? With sticker polish (that's also UV cured) :P

    Beauty by Tellie


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