Hey all! Remember that super awesome deal at Rite Aid a while back for these Gel Strip Starter Kits? Oh my gosh, well, I had everyone [Thanks, Lo!] and their mother...well, my mother, get me a bunch of these! I needed one for myself and I wanted one for a giveaway!
So, I'll be doing a quick review on the kit and then at the bottom of the post I'll have a giveaway for one of you!
Below is what you get in the standard Gel Strips Starter Kit. Included is a 1W LED lamp [big enough to cure 1 finger at a time], 1 set of gel polish strips, 1 nail file, 1 orangewood stick, 2 cleansing wipes, and a gel top coat.
The first step is the cleanse your nails of any oil, dust, and, of course, polish.
Next, choose the strip that closely matches your nail width and shape. Try not to get it too close to the cuticle or it won't stay sealed after you cure it.
File down the strips so that there's nothing hanging off your nail. These gel polish strips are a bit thicker than the regular polish strips. You should still be cautious not to rip the strips.
Working with just one nail at a time, apply a thin layer of the gel top coat over the polish strips. Be careful not to get any on your skin.
Cure 1 nail at a time under the lamp provided. It will automatically shut off when it's done curing.
After all the nails have been cured, use the remaining cleansing wipe to remove the tacky film of your cured nails.
Apply cuticle oil to your nails afterwards and moisturize! You're done!
I actually love how quick this process was. I love gel polish in general, especially for days I know I won't have time to do a manicure or for when I have to go out of town.
I'm not sure I absolutely LOVE the polish strips, but I definitely love the ease of the lamp and gel top coat. I will probably be purchasing the traditional Sally Hansen gel polish for the future.
If you want a kit of your own, enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
**THIS IS FOR US RESIDENTS ONLY**
Sorry -- I just don't want anything to happen with the gel top coat portion. You never know! Good luck!
|Photo via Sally Hansen Website - Wine Not|