Welcome lovely people to a review of the Opallac Gel Polish Kit. So lately I’ve been a huge fan of the SNS nail application, although after receiving this gel polish kit, I am 100% sold on this DIY solution.
This kit is marketed as your one stop shop when it comes to getting salon perfect nails at home. I have trialled and I love. I know it’s early in the blog for such a bold statement, but I really do! I like having a manicure but the control freak in me HATES sitting for so long not doing anything productive.
Enter the Opallac Gel Polish Kit…I can do my own nails without leaving the house and they look ahhmazing. I’ve even had a few compliments on them, with my friends asking if I got a manicure, I obviously responded nope I DID IT MYSELF!! Can you believe it?!?
Now let’s jump into the review!
The Opallac Gel Polish Kit:
- Opallac 7Watt UV LED lamp
- 3 x Gel colours
- 1 x Gel Base Coat
- 1 x Gel Top Coat
- 1 x 2-in-1 Shine and Soak Solution
- 1 x 30pk Remover Wraps
- Instruction Booklet
How to: OPALLAC UV GEL APPLICATION
- File & buff your nails. Ensure existing nail polish is removed as well as any oils or creams and wash hands.
- Apply a thin layer of the Gel Base Coat & cure under the Lamp for 90 seconds. Ensure you really do a THIN layer, a thick layer could mean the polish will lift and peel quicker.
- Apply a thin layer of the Gel Colour of your choosing and cure for 90 seconds. Apply a second coat if desired and cure for 90 seconds.
- Apply a thin layer of the Top Coat, cure for 90 seconds.
- Remove the remaining sticky residue by wiping over each nail with cotton wool soaked in the 2-in-1 Shine & Soak Off Solution. After this step, you are good to go. There is no drying time required and once you have wiped each nail, they will be beautiful and shiney.
Whilst this can be quite time consuming, it is essentially the same process as the nail salons and pretty easy! These are the instructions as per the Opallac manual:
- Dip the Opallac Gel Remover Wraps in the Opallac 2-in-1 Shine & Soak Off solution, then wrap each finger individually & wait 3 minutes.
- Remove the finger wraps one at a time & peel off the Opallac gel.
The Gel Remover Wraps are so good!! However, if you don’t want to spend your money on them, tin foil will definitely do the job. I can say that this really works and sometimes it will take a few goes of wrapping the nails up and scratching the gel off for it to be completely removed. However, sometimes it may only take one go. I guess it depends how thick you applied the gel polish in the first place.
To sum it up, it is a pretty painless process and one that I find quite relaxing when watching a good Netflix show.
Given I have never done this at home, I wasn’t sure what to expect or how long it would take, but I was super excited to use it as soon as it landed at my door. I was very impressed and this little kit did not disappoint in the least. It was easy to use, quick and the new colous Opallac have just launched are definitely on trend. Given I hadn’t done this at home before, I read through the instructions and had no issues at all through the process. The best part is my nails look just as good as a $40 Shellac job from a nail salon.
I leave you with some words of wisdom.
- As tempting as it can be (yes, I am guilty), don’t peel the nail polish. If you have very thin nails, definitely avoid doing this as it will ultimately damage your nail plate.
- Use your phone as a timer! This lamp doesn’t have a countdown system like we are used to at the nail salon and you don’t want to under cook those nails.
As I mentioned, Opallac have just launched four new shades. These four shades seriously sum up the nail colours I choose time and time again at the salon. They are perfection in the form of two nude shades and two pink shades. This time around I went with ‘Rise & Grind’ a fab nude colour.
Note: The kit I was provided comes with a nail buffer and file, however I can’t see that this is included in the kit that is sold in Priceline stores.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know if you have tried these products?
Also comment below your fav shade from the new range!!