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gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System


gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System

What it is:A customizable at-home gel manicure kit that offers expert performance and salon technology. What it does: Sephora by OPI gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System delivers optimal results with salon technology. This Sephora exclusive is fully loaded with all the necessary tools for the perfect at-home gel manicure, featuring the highest quality gel formula on the market, and one of fastest LED cures with the smartest removal system. With invincible wear for up to two weeks, zero chipping, zero dry time, and the highest shine available, the patented, unique, professional grade formula is sure to leave your nails ultra-glossy and perfectly pretty. This set contains: - 0.29 oz gelshine™ Base Coat - 0.29 oz gelshine™ Top Coat - gelshine™ LED Light - 25 x Nail Pads - 3 x Removal Nail Wraps- 2 oz Nail Cleanser - Buffing block- 2 oz Nail & Gel Colour Remover - 0.3 oz Brush-On Cuticle Oil - Cuticle pusher- 3 x gloves - Instructions
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Questions & Answers for SEPHORA by OPI gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System

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is the gelshine led light available separately.
asked 3 years ago
nan31265
(Little Hocking, OH)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
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answer 1
Not through Sephora and I haven't seen it anywhere else... Sorry :(
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mommamiia
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 2
Not at sephora but at a beauty supply store,
Yes!
answered 3 years ago
estry
(Orlando, FLorida)
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Shine
I like this system, and people are saying the result is "shiny," but when I do my nails, they aren't really shiny. I know that I need to wipe the sticky layer off, and I do this--but still they aren't that shiny. Am I doing something wrong?
asked 3 years ago
Zooeymoos
(Tallahassee, FL)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
2 answers
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answer 1
Did you do the last step where you wipe them off with the cleaner (alcohol)? After that step, they should be shiny. Not like a mirror, but more like they will reflect light. (E.g. each of my nails right now is reflecting a rectangle of light from my open window). If they aren't shiny after you wipe them, make sure you got top coat all over the nail. If the wipe has color on it you missed a spot. Reapply top coat, dry and wipe and it should be shiny. That's what always fixes it for me.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
crimsonshadow
(Hampton, VA)
answer 2
Mine don't get super shiny either. After I wash my hands and apply cuticle oil, they look a little better.
answered 3 years ago
ebednar
(Redondo Beach, CA)
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Gelshine vs. OPI Axxium
How does this compare to the OPI Axxium that is done in salons? Does it damage your nails as much? Are the colors as good?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
mangobtl487
(Topeka, IL)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
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answer 1
AFTER THE TOP COAT AND LAST TIME UNDER LED YOU MUST USE THE GEL CLEANSER ON A PAD AND WIPE EACH NAIL BEFORE THEY ARE COMPLETELY DONE.
answered 3 years ago
sialovessun
(Marina Del Rey, CA)
answer 2
Works just as well. You do not have to use OPI gel color. Other gel brands work with this system as well
answered 3 years ago
sialovessun
(Marina Del Rey, CA)
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DOES IT HELP TO GROW NAILS LONGER?
My nails have always been, and always will be, thin, tear and split. Quit wearing acrylic nails years ago. Will the gel nails protect nails from splitting and peeling so I can grow them longer? Thanks of your help!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
whimzies4me
(Cedar Crest, NM)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
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answer 1
Most definitely! Just make sure that you're easy on your nails when prepping them. Don't buff them too much, just enough to remove the natural shine. When you remove it, also be careful. Don't scrape too hard or file them off.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mommamiia
(Portland, Oregon)
answer 2
Both my Mom and I have HORRIBLY weak nails--if they get just a little bit past the nail bed, they break off. However, we've both been using this for about 1.5 months and our nails are long and healthy with no breakage whatsoever. Also, what's so amazing about this to me is that my nails are in even worse shape than normal because I had my acrylic taken off about two months ago, so they're obviously really thin and weakened. The polish stays for at least two weeks (I take it off around then because my nails grow quickly and I don't like seeing the unpolished part!), and like I said, no breakage whatsoever. I highly suggest this!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Shooks1991
(Hickory, NC)
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Why aren't they drying???!
I followed the directions exactly and I find that the nails don't actually dry for about 4 hours after I'm finished. They are tacky and sticky and hair and lint sticks to them for hours afterward, and it is really annoying. Once they finally do dry, and I wash them, they are sealed and shiny. I have tried "curing" them for much longer than the suggested time and it did not help.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Lila13
(Barre, VT)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
2 answers
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answer 1
You must follow the steps exactly. immediately after curing the top coat, you wet a nail pad with the nail cleaning spray and wipe down your nails to remove remove the residual gel as instructed in the directions. Your nails are not wet when that lamp turns off, you just have to wipe them down as directed after your final top coat.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
brooklynbaby
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
I found that they were tacky after curing; however, once I used the alcohol spray to wipe them down the tackiness went away. You didn't mention if you did that step or not, so that would be the first thing to check.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
erikaalexa
(Woodside, NY)
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How long?
How long does this lamp take to completely dry the gel nails? How long does the whole process take with this kit?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
MrsCamleJockey
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
2 answers
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answer 1
Start to finish, it takes me about 20 minutes.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lyricg
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
Depending on the user, but it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Lov3Joy
(Chicago, IL)
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Can you fit all 5 fingers in the UV light at once?
I was wondering if you can fit all 5 fingers under the UV light at one time, or if you have to do any fingers (or a thumb) separately. thanks!
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
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answer 1
You do your fingers and thumb separately.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
lyricg
(Victoria, BC)
answer 2
No, the finger has to be flat that is why all 5 can't be properly dried at once.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
NYCSis
(New York,NY)
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can you use OPI gelpolish with the OPI gelshine base coat and top coat?
To expand the color options I am wondering if it is possible to use the OPI gelshine base and top coat with OPI gel polish or other gel polish cured with LED light.
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, CA)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
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answer 1
Yes you can! I have used OPI Gel color and Gelish with success. In fact, any brand of gel polish can be used.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
chance3193
(Boone NC)
answer 2
Yes, but after the topcoat is cured, you need to use the nail cleanser to wipe them down and remove the residual stickiness.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
DawnaF
(Vancouver, BC)
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How long does it take to use?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
Zeninu
(Stafford, VA)
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
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answer 1
You can do a full manicure in about 15-20 minutes. I did this morning during breakfast--curing one hand, eating with another--but I have had some practice, now that I have had this system for a couple of months.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ladyalexandra
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
About 45 minutes to an hour. It takes 20 minutes to wrap and soak off the old gel polish. So it is about the same amount of time as at a salon but in the comfort of your home.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
bethly
(Ephrata, WA)
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Nail color products
Hello. Can you use other types of gel color nail polish (OPI or other brand) with this kit?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on gelshine™ At-Home Gel Colour System
2 answers
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answer 1
Absolutely. I only got the free Sephora nail polish included with this kit, and bought several other brands, including Gelish, Sensationail, and whatever I picked up at Shoppers in Ontario, and they all work beautifully with this system.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ladyalexandra
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
yes, I tried gelish and it work just fine!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
LovenewthingNY
(NY, NY)
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