I was really excited to get this product only to be left disappointed. The strips DO not fit to all nails....and it doesn't last up to two weeks like they say...mine lasted only 4 days. This product is way to expensive .
I had a horrible experience with this product! I was so excited to try it, sent the hour putting them on only to have them chip the very next day. But the icing on the cake was by day 3 two of the nails had completely peeled off.
I received the Sally Hanson Salon Insta-Gel Strips kit to try from ChickAdvisor. I love this starter kit because it came with a bundle of re-usable tools. This one contains the LED lamp, 16 gel polish strips in “Shell We Dance”, top coat, 2 nail cleanser pads, cuticle stick, nail file and buffer. The instructions in the box was vague and confusing and I was disappointed at how transparent the polish was. It practically looks nude on and made little to no difference to my nails. I was also not too happy the nail strips came in fixed sizes and only a couple fit on properly. The rest I had to trim down or file off which was a drag. The application process was simple but meticulous. I had to position them on my nail carefully, re-adjusting once or twice to make sure it was set evenly. The strips are like plastic and really cling to your nails. The LED was the fun part, and it’s equipped with a self-timer: after applying the top coat, I placed my polished nail under the light for 30 sec and removed. The instruction advises 30 sec but 60 sec is enough cure time. The results were nice, my nails looked glossy and felt smooth. It’s fairly long-lasting (up to 2.5 weeks wear time) and can be removed with nail polish remover or peeling but you’ll be at it for a while. I don’t suggest peeling off too early because it will take off layers of your nail. Overall, I’m not all that impressed. It takes way too long to do vs. manually painting my nails. I do like that its not messy and requires very little clean up. I only wish I got to try this in solid colour strips – I would’ve been more excited about the product and end result.
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