The kit comes with a battery operated LED light, a cleanser, bonder, base/top coat, 5 gel shades, polish remover and instructions. All that and a side of fries for just 30 bucks. Everything you need to get started in the gel world. Just kidding on the fries though, please don't go to Costco and ask for fries to go with your NaiLuv kit...
Since I don't plan on showing my toesies around here and I wasn't up for swatching the gel shades on my nails, I decided to try them out on swatch sticks. I followed the included instructions, curing the base and top coats for 30 seconds and the coats of gel polish for 45 seconds. I don't have much of a reference to compare to, but everything worked as promised. Although it is not roomy, I was able to easily slip my toes in there for a pedicure...
The five shades included in the kit are:
Dynamic Duo - a fuchsia pink
Eternal Passion - a coral orange. I expected this to be red based on bottle color, but the gel inside is actually orange as it appears in the swatch.
First Crush - a soft pink
Merry Mermaid - a pretty teal with a very subtle hint of shimmer.
Diamonds R 4ever - a sheer silver glass fleck
I used two coats of each gel for the swatches...
The gels are much thicker than regular polish and it took me some time to adjust to applying them.
I've had a Merry Mermaid pedicure for a week now and love it! Aside from one spot where two layers of gel separated, it is holding up beautifully. I'm assuming it separated because I made it too thick and it didn't cure properly. With a bit of use and practice, I hopefully won't be having that problem.
No more worries about chipped polish during this open toed time of year. My only worry now is how the heck I'm going to remove it when the nails start to grow out... :)
Thanks for looking!
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