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gelshine™ Gel Colour


gelshine™ Gel Colour

What it is: A high-shine, long-lasting gel nail color. What it does: Create super glossy nails in an instant with no smudges, streaks, or chips with this perfect addition to any at-home manicure or pedicure. The intense shine doesn't fade, and the eye-popping Gel Colour lasts up to two weeks. It goes on thin and offers the superb coverage of a polish, yet requires no dry time thanks to 30-second LED technology that "cures" color instantly.
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI gelshine™ Gel Colour

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other gel nail color
can I use other brand's gel nail color with Sephora's as well?
asked 8 months ago
shpshpshp
(fairfax, va)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
4 answers
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answer 1
You can BUT the quality is not as good as the OPI brand .. I have tried RCM, Sensation, but nothing compares to OPI
answered 6 months ago
kittykatzrus
(Florida)
answer 2
Yes! I've used all sorts of different brands and they all work the same. The light and the technique is the most important part. I've used at least four different brands and haven't had any problems so far.
answered 7 months ago
stinsley
(Fayetteville ar)
answer 3
then Can I use with OPI gelcolor ? instead of gelshine???
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answered 8 months ago
shpshpshp
(fairfax, va)
answer 4
Our Gelshine LED light is designed to only cure the Sephora Gelshine polishes and will not cure other LED gel polishes from other brands.
answered 8 months ago
kevinbt
Question
gel colour
My nails nails feel tacky after applying base/color/top coat. I even cured my nails extra time. What is the reason? What can I do?
asked 3 years ago
donsusan2029
(Port Charlotte, FL)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
3 answers
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answer 1
I experienced the same results simply because I failed to complete all the steps laid out in the instructions.

Like the other responders mentioned, wipe with the clean spray, as the final step.

I was in panic during my first application. Now knowing and following all instructions, I am more than satisfied with the results. My nails have never looked better. Professional results!
answered 2 years ago
hazelroseglow
(Calgary, AB - Canada)
answer 2
they are supposed to be tacky. try not to touch them. after the top coat, clean with the cleaner and the tacky comes right off and the shine comes right up!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
MichelleDianne
(El Sobrante CA)
answer 3
You have to use rubbing alcohol or the fancy stuff included in the kit to take off the tackiness. The how-to video explains in more detail what to do, but that's why your nails are still sticky :)
answered 3 years ago
foghorn3782
Question
Can I paint over the gel with regular polish?
If I just want to change the color, can I paint over the gel with regular nail polish? I didn't know if the polish would dry or if it would work. Do you need to use the light to dry regular polish painted on the gel?
asked 3 years ago
lucy0814
(Butler, PA)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can. I got tired of the gel color after a couple of weeks, so just painted on regular coloured polish (nails inc.) two coats of color plus top coat & it has lasted about a week & is just starting to wear off, not chip, wear.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
canadastylesmith
(ST Albert, AB)
answer 2
I use top a clear top coat with my gel manis to keep them fresh looking, as I would any other regular mani, and I've never had a problem. I don't use an LED.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sawkrateez
answer 3
yes, you can. After having used the base coat you can use normal polish. Before using the top coat you should wait until the polish is completely dry. Do not use the LED to dry the polish. It wont dry.
I have tried normal polish once. It did not really worked out as good as I wanted, as I put on the top coat to early.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
susilva
(10024)
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Can I take this to a salon for them to use on me?
I don't always like the color selection salons offer. I was hoping I could bring this in for my manicurist to use on me instead of relying on their color options. Has anyone done this?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
abbywray
(San Francisco, CA)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
3 answers
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answer 1
I get manicures and pedicures often and I always bring my own nail polishes for the technician to use, even the base and top coats. I prefer to use my own colours as I don't often find colours that I like at the salon.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
SharonElaine
(Ottawa, Ontario)
answer 2
I see no reason why your manicurist would refuse to use your own personal Gel Color. I bought the kit so I could change my colors often, but before I owned my kit, I had a certain color purchased at a boutique that I took for my manicurist to use.She did not discount her services but was glad to do what I liked with my nails, so go ahead, take your color...any good manicurist will not say no.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1SultrySCENTNut
(GREAT LAKES REGION - OH)
answer 3
I have always bought my stuff to get my nails done. Just make sure you get it back!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
mirabellesmom
(Sacramento)
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OPI gel color with gelshine LED
can I use gelshine LED wwith regular OPI gel color?
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asked 8 months ago
shpshpshp
(fairfax, va)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
3 answers
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answer 1
I tried it and it didn't last nor did it look good. You really the correct polish. Also after you apply the top coat the color actually changed and didn't look anything like itself. By the way tried it in the salon as well using O.P.I and this technique and still didn't work--a waste of time and money.
answered 7 months ago
stinsley
(Fayetteville ar)
answer 2
Using OPI nail polish with a UV gel topcoat isn't recommended. Regular nail polish takes up to a full day to dry and if you add the gel topcoat you are just going to lock in the moisture and most likely ruin your nails a lot sooner than if you had used a regular topcoat.
answered 8 months ago
Corrine88
(Kitchener, Ontario)
answer 3
Hi there,

Yes, you can use 2 products together.

Best,
Anna
answered 8 months ago
AnnaBT
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damaging to nails?
A friend of mine got a shellac on her nails at a salon and said that the removal process (having to have it soaked off) really damaged her nails. Because of that, I've been too scared to get shellac or a gel manicure, but this sounds great and I really want to get it. Does removing the polish damage your nails at all, because mine are VERY thin and fragile so I need to be really careful. Thanks for any info!!
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
becks313
(ashburn, va)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
3 answers
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answer 1
I don't find it to be any more damaging than normal nail polish. Remember, you're only applying/removing every 10-14 days. If you remove it correctly, it is very drying, but won't make your nails splinter or break. I've found that because it creates a hard surface, your nails won't break as much.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
shelbylicious
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 2
Yes its a little damaging. Its not as bad as the old school fake nails were, now that was SUPER damaging. This is not that bad. I would say weigh out the pros and cons. For me personally, if my nails arent painted, I feel like Im not done up. but I dont have time to repaint my nails every 2 days when they chip, so for me gel is worth it. Is it worth it for you? I dont know, you decide. But yes, it will lightly damage your nails. But might be worth it for two weeks of beautiful manicure
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
laurafan567658
(new york, new york)
answer 3
Full disclosure, I have pretty thick nails so take this with a grain of salt. I have been doing gel manicures both in the salon and at home for a while now, and I have found that the removal process (either at home or in the salon) is a bit harsh. Generally my nails are a bit more brittle than usual and weirdly sensitive to heat for a day or two after I take them off, but they generally get back to normal after that as long as I use a cuticle oil and moisturize. When I first started doing the gel I would do manicures back to back, reapplying right after I took it off, and after three cycles of that they did get pretty dry. Now I give at least 5 days (so maybe a full week for you?) between each one and I haven't had any problems whatsoever. BUT on the bright side the gel is so strong that your nails WILL NOT break at all while it's on so its really easy to grow them out! It works so well for this that now whenever I partially break a nail I will do a gel coat on top to seal the break back until it grows out.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
littlewrists
(Boston, MA)
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Can Gelshine be used as a nail polish without an LED lamp?
Forgive my ignorance, but what would happen if I used this Gelshine as a regular nail polish without a lamp to "cure" it? Would it still work as well but just require longer drying time? Or is there something I am missing about the importance of the lamp? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks...
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
maggielo
(Eureka, CA)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
3 answers
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answer 1
No, you can't use the colors without the lamp - they won't dry. But almost all of the gelshine colors are available as regular Sephora by OPI colors, and they're on sale now!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
lissathecocoa
(New York, NY)
answer 2
The lamp is crucial for the gel polishes to work, they will not dry like regular nail polish. I would recommend either to buy the lamp or to stick with traditional polish. Trust me on this, I only work with gel, they will not dry without the lamp and you will end up with a sticky mess.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
laurafan567658
(new york, new york)
answer 3
Youwould have a sticky mess. There is a chemical reaction from the UV/LED light.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
MichelleDianne
(El Sobrante CA)
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Colors compare to "standard OPI"?
I have some OPI and "Sehora OPI" polish colors. Do any of the gel colors match (or come close) to existing colors?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
tdsollog
(Mays Landing, NJ)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
2 answers
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answer 1
I think that they're identical too. I don't have any Sephora for OPI colors, but before I purchase a GelColour bottle, I check to see if I like the color in the traditional nail polish. I have only been disappointed with "I Only Shop Vintage" and I think that it was because the store's lighting made the color seem brighter than it does in regular lights.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Shingleton
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 2
Hi.
I tried the color "wired" as normal polishing and as a gel and it was exactly the same color.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
susilva
(10024)
Question
Can regular LED OPI Gel Colors be used with the top/base coat and LED lamp?
I am wondering if the regular OPI Gelshine colors can be used with the top coat, base coat and LED lamp?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Stacey
(Evansville, IN)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sewell137
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Yes. I have some of the OPI GelColor polishes and they work perfectly with the Gelshine lamp and top and base.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bunny1212
(New York, NY)
Question
"Coming soon"
When do you expect to have the "coming soon" colors available? specifically the light beige color "Leotard optional"
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
lovenewshoes
(Massachusetts)
on gelshine™ Gel Colour
2 answers
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answer 1
This is discontinued. It does however work with other systems that use LED light technology.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sewell137
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Leotard optional gel shine is already out and available for purchase. Check sephora.com if your local Sephora store is out of stock.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Iamkbaylor
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