Nail Polish 2016
I promised to give you an update on my regular polish + soak off gel top coat manicure Nail Polish 2016.
Here it is, on day 2: 2 coats of Guppy nail polish in #64 and a coat of Hong Nuo Soak Off Gel Top Coat, cured in my 9W curing lamp.
And the results? I’m really sorry to tell you it DIDN’T WORK. It looked great at the time I posted about it and then I decided to dye my hair. I used gloves when washing my hair, but I guess there was still too much water involved. After my little colouring venture, I saw a little chip on one of my nails. I had to see what was going on and then the gel and nail polish just peeled off. Just like with those OPI glitter polishes. It just came right off. I guess the water came in between my nails and polish.
Maybe I should apply one coat of gel on my nails, then apply polish and another layer of gel top coat, but I’m not gonna do that – ’cause I KNOW it will damage my nails once I try to take it off. One some nails it was really easy to remove the gel, because it peeled off and on the others, it was a tougher job. I had to file the top off, apply the cotton pad dipped in nail polish remover on top of my nail and wait. And even after that I had to scrape some of the polish + gel off. I’m gonna try this technique again and wrap my tips better. We’ll see what happens.
Right now I wouldn’t recommend this techique. If gel top coat had helped my manicure to last for at least a week, then it would be worth it, but this just doesn’t cut it. Yes, the shine is amazing, but the removal process is a bit too time consuming. But as I said, I’m gonna try again someday.