Gelish Soak-Off Polish, whats the big difference, or is there one?


takoda
on Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:48 am

Is it really worth paying more for this gel polish? I've
never tried any gel polish before and wanted to get some of your
thoughts before I did. Is it more for the professionals, or can everyday
people get a good look with it? Is there any special way to apply it,
or is it the same as any other polish only in a gel? Any help would be
appreciated. Thanks ladies! :)
 


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layalxo
It's different on Sep 23, 2012 @ 01:07 am

I got gelish done at a salon. I wanted to try something different and see how it benefited me. Gelish is said to strengthen your nails and help them grow. You can't take them off yourself usually. I was told to go back, but I have a habit of just peeling off acrylics or polish like gelish (even though it's a terrible habit!) My nails would have definitely turned out in better condition had I not removed them by myself. As for the look, it looks just like polish, only shinier and it's playful. There's colors for all ages and personalities.
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lissdawn
Sort of on Sep 23, 2012 @ 11:51 am

I find gel polish has good and bad. For someone like me, it's not worth it because I tend to do my nails every few days or so, so the cost doesn't quantify the benefits. However, for someone who wants no-fuss nails for at least week, I think gel is the way to go.
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meredithk115
I like it! on Sep 23, 2012 @ 08:32 pm

For someone who is extremely 'rough' on their hands, gel polish manicures get a huge BRAVO from me. It stays on and doesn't chip for at least 14 days for me-sometimes almost 3 weeks! I love the fact that its on and I don't have to worry about it until it's time to change the color.
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HollywoodGP
GELISH SOAK-OFF POLISH, WHATS THE BIG DIFFERENCE, OR IS THERE ONE? on Dec 27, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

Is it worth paying more for this gel polish? It depends on the purpose. If you plan on having your polish on for up to 14 to 21 days, absolutely. It's long-lasting, it has a great shine, looks as fantastic on day 1 as it as on day 14. It does help your nails to grow and it gives your natural nails particularly a really good chance for them to grow and it doesn't damage them either which is fantastic! There are plenty of brands there in gel polish, and also shellac. Some of them include Bluesky, CND, OPI gel colour, Gelish... there's a whole host of them! So really, you just need to choose the one that suits you best. There are DIY kits that you can buy and do it at home or alternatively, you can definitely go into a salon and also get your nails done there. I personally really love gel polish. I could never ever keep nail polish on my nails for any more than a couple of days without it chipping or peeling and starting to look terrible to the point where I would hide my hands behind my back so that people didn't see my nails have been starting to chip and peel. So for me now, I go out and I get so many comments on how wonderful my nails look and so many people ask "where did you get it done?" and in fact, I do it myself. It's pretty simple. The great thing is it's kind of a hybrid between a regular nail polish and gel nails. It kind'a gives you the best of both worlds. So it means that you get your 14 days wear, they look fabulous and shiny, they won't chip, they'll be dry as soon as you're done with curing them. And with the removal process, yes, it does take a little longer than normal nail polish although you've equally got that added time of having it on for 14 days and sometimes even more. Hope that helps!
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