How to make Gel Manicure at home?
It is very easy to do using the UV lamp and starter kit by Sensational. Sensationail is the home DIY inexpensive gel manicure. Here are some tips and product review for you today. I’ve tried Sensationail gel colors in Red, French manicure and Fuse series product. Here is the outcome:
Going to a nail salon in Sydney will usually cost you about $40 for a gel manicure. Moreover, you usually need to make an appointment, go somewhere, maybe wait and hope that your nails will be done well.
A few days ago I walked into the Priceline Pharmacy and saw 40% offer for the SensatioNail products including the Starter Kit with the UV lamp.
The most long-lasting nail polish I’ve got is from Revlon Gel Envy nail. Usually it lasts up to 5-6 days and it looks shiny and solid like a gel. But sometimes it starts chipping already in 3 days.
If you have a busy life, you probably would not have a spare hour every day to re-do your manicure with the nail polish. Gel manicure saves so much time! It has to be done once in 2-3 weeks, depending on how you wear it and depending how good it is done.
So, I’ve got myself this baby Starter Kit by SensatioNail. I’ve just tried to make my manicure using this kit and I am very impressed by it. Literally anyone can do it, because it is very easy. The total cost for everything is equal to one or two salon gel manicure. But with this kit, you actually can do it about 10 and more manicures. I have the starter kit with a classic Red color (Red Rouge ecarlate).
The lamp is a bit small- so you will need to dry your thumbs separately. It is still ok and it is works.
There is the step-by-step application instruction inside.
The kit contains everything you need inside except of the remover which you will need to buy separately.
How do you remove Sensationail gel? If you do not have a removal kit, You’ll need to use a foil, cotton and some gel manicure remover and metal manicure stick (be very careful and gentle with that one).
Work on the gel a little bit with a file and then soak the nail size peace of cotton in a remover and apply it to your nail, wrap with a foil and wait about 10 minutes. After you can easily remove it with a stick. If it still feels that is not easy, repeat it again otherwise you might damage your nail.
Additionally I’ve got a french manicure gels including white and pink colors and also 100 of white tips. Looking forward to try this beautiful French manicure!
Later on, I’ve tried french manicure color and I am a little bit disappointed using the white nail tips, because they were quite dry and did not unglue from the film properly.
Then when I very carefully applied the white tips, and did everything as has been shown in the tutorial, it has not been applied nicely and as a result, the next day after started to chip.
I can not complain about the red color – everything is great and it last up to 3 weeks. I am very happy with it.
In contrast, white tips where not too great and next time I would not use it and I just send it ti the bin.
Also, I’ve tried the other Sentaionail line – Nail Fuse in dark red.
And this one was terrible, the product was very thick and it came of from my nails in two-three days. Sometimes it happens to very old product, however it was not even close to the expiry date. Well, I’ve just thrown about $18 on a wind, ok. And those couple of nails that left with the gel I’ve been struggling to remove even with professionals in a nail salon. It was pretty embarrassing. So I would not recommend buying Fuse Sensationail, my experience was quite bad.
I’ve recently made Pedicure with Sensationail Red and I’ve also decorated it with some Top Shop glitters and it looks great. I’ll make a tutorial for you ladies soon – let me know if you are interested.