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nails inc. Gel Effect Polish

What it is:A polish that delivers a plumping gel effect for glossy, salon-quality nails. What it does: This polish provides a high-shine, superglossy finish without the need of a UV lamp or professional removal process. Gel Effect polish contains the same plumping technology as a salon gel manicure and lets you create the same look at home with ease. Formulated with revolutionary plasticiser technology, Gel Effect polish creates a gloss like you have never experienced before with standard nail polish. What else you need to know: The gel polish formulation contains a very high level of solid pigment to create flawless application with no streaking or dragging. The gel formula glides on effortlessly and the extra wide brush ensures easy application.
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How long does it last on nails and how do you remove it?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
4486
(Pacifica, CA)
on Gel Effect Polish
10 answers
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answer 1
It only lasted a couple days for me before I noticed chipping. It comes off easily with basic nail polish remover.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
maldoror27
(Winnipeg, MB)
answer 2
For me, it lasted until my nails grew out and needed to be repainted. Also, removes with regular polish remover.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
ea0723
(Singapore, Singapore and Park City, Utah)
answer 3
Regular polish remover. It didn't last a day on me without big chips.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
bellydancer1
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
It chips away so quickly you don't even have to worry about removing it!! I do not recommend.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
AnnaBows
(Melbourne, Australia)
answer 5
It lasted about 5 days and came off easily with regular nail polish remover
answered 11 months ago
cashgrl
(Memphis, TN)
answer 6
if you do not work with your hands much I would say two weeks. I am a florist and it took about a week to see honest wear and tear on my manicure
answered 1 year ago
dumbbunie
(Santa Barbara, ca)
answer 7
It seems to last just as long as regular nail polish, for me, depending on what activities you put your nails through. If I'm on vacation and not doing much other than normal activities of daily living, then the polish can last for up to 1 week. If I'm at work, typing, doing dishes, cleaning the house, washing my hands a lot, then the polish will last 2-3 days. Remove the polish using regular nail polish remover (acetone based or non-acetone based).
answered 1 year ago
merrymyelin
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
Lasted a few days. Nothing longer than your average polish:( I used regular polish remover and it comes right off. I think it's more of a gel "effect" rather than an actual gel formula.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
nicole32
(Allentown, PA)
answer 9
I get close to two weeks. That's using two coats and NO base & top coats. It comes off very easily with regular nail polish remover.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
alaney
(Abington, MA)
answer 10
The product does come off very easily. I tried it at the store and at home I took it off with the other samples with my 100% acetone remover no problem. I have the Sephora gel kit and I have to let that stuff soak and soak (15 minutes) in order to get it off. I did not find that it was super high quality. I put on one coat and it REALLY needed a second one, but I did not do another one.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
MsAnitaGroves
(Milwaukee, WI)
Question
Does it dry immediately like with the UV lamp so you can go about your day faster w/out worrying about chipping or smudging?
asked 1 year ago
Marnificent
(Boston, MA)
on Gel Effect Polish
9 answers
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answer 1
I use the 45 second caviar topcoat that dries super fast.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
jodyo77
(Silverdale,WA)
answer 2
No, it does not dry immediately. In fact, it stayed soft for several hours.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Kelley
(Cleveland, OH)
answer 3
No, dries like a regular polish.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
ea0723
(Singapore, Singapore and Park City, Utah)
answer 4
It doesn't require a lamp, and it is quite fast drying however it chips really easily - No matter how long you give it to dry. I do not recommend.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
AnnaBows
(Melbourne, Australia)
answer 5
It's only gel EFFECT so there is no need for a UV lamp
answered 6 months ago
anfortin
(Gatineau, Quebec)
answer 6
No it does not dry immediately and does work better if each coat dries for at least 5 minutes.
answered 11 months ago
cashgrl
(Memphis, TN)
answer 7
My nail lady did my nails, and I am notorious for having her re-do them five mins after she is finished. She used a top coat and I swear after three coats I was good to go in about 5
answered 1 year ago
dumbbunie
(Santa Barbara, ca)
answer 8
It relatively quickly becomes dries to the touch, but is still overall not completely cured or set. Meaning, that if you bump your nail against something, you can still scratch through the polish or "dent" it.
answered 1 year ago
merrymyelin
(Chicago, IL)
answer 9
No... this polish does not dry immediately like the UV polish. I thought it dried pretty much the same as your average polish... which is pretty good because it does seem to give your nails a very smooth, gel like finish (ie... no ridges on unbuffed nails).
answered 1 year ago
naugh
(Orchard Park, NY)
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When are those new colors going to be available?
I see they added new colors, but they say they are not in stock. I checked the "Find in store" and it said that some of the new colors were in stock at my local Sephora. When I went to the store to check, they weren't there, at least not on display. When will these new colors actually be available?
asked 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Gel Effect Polish
0 answers
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