Opallac Gel Polish Kit Review

Beautifully polished nails are my thing!

I have been blessed with nails that grow quickly and are nice and strong.

 Once a week I diligently paint them but have never actually gone and had my nails professionally done, even though I have admired the lovely finish you get from gel polish.

Keeping them polished is a priority for me as my day job is very unkind to nails and if I have them bare, they break way too easily.

My very clever girls found the perfect Christmas present for me this year…..the Opallac Gel Polish Kit.

Gel nails at home with Opallac

Everything you need to have gorgeous gel nails in one kit!

For around the same price as two visits to the nail salon, you can do it yourself for months!

In the kit you receive –

1 x Opallac LED nail lamp

1 x Gel Base Coat

3 x  Gel Colours (a pale pink, a hot pin and a red)

1 x Gel Top Coat

1 x 2-in-1 Shine & Soak Solution

1 x 30pk Remover Wraps

1 x Nail File

1 x Buffing Block

1 x Full colour, step-by-step Instruction Guide.

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I pre-read the instructions carefully and got a few tips from a friend of mine who used to be a beauty therapist.

The golden rule seems to be, use THIN coats for each layer, which goes against how I usually apply polish as I like it to look thick and glossy.

I did do as I was told and within 15 minutes I had the most beautiful nails that I could do anything with, no smudges, streaks or mess-ups!

They did look absolutely fabulous.

Will they stay looking good or like most normal polishes only great for a day or two?

Fabulous gel nails at home

10 days later and they are still shiny, glossy, chip free and zero wear on the tips, winning!

I always like to add glitter to my ring fingers, and as the kit did not come with glitter polish I took the chance and just painted one of my polishes onto the nail after the process was finished. It adhered perfectly and is holding out just as well as the gel.

Opallac nail polish colours

I will definitely be expanding my colour collection and including some of the great glitter options that are available.

This kit is certainly one of the best pressies I have ever received and works exactly as promised.

You can shop online (Aussie company) or call into Priceline to purchase these products.

Was definitely feeling a little sad when I thought about all the lovely nail polishes I have in my collection, but I was advised to not use the gel system on my toes, so will keep using normal polish on my tootsies and keep the gel for my fingers.

Do you do gel nails?

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Everything you need to know about UV nail polish

Everything you need to know about UV nail polish

When you’ve used standard nail polish all your life, it might be hard to be convinced to change over to UV polish – but once you do, you’ll never go back! Before you can fully be convinced to change, you need to know all the facts about UV nail polish. Does it last longer than regular varnish? Is it toxic to my skin and body? Is it really worth the costs? Everything you need to know – including the answers to these questions – are detailed below. If you are unsure whether you’ll be convinced to make the switch – little hint – you will be!

UV nail polish has no harmful chemicals!

With no harsh chemicals added to UV nail polish, you can feel safe getting them done as often as you like. That’s great news for your skin and body. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to give your nails a break from polish or acrylic – your nail is constantly growing, you have a new nail every three to six months; meaning a break in between is not necessary! No chemicals, no break, no fuss!

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A Starter Kit gives you everything you need to create gorgeous gel nails!

UV nail polish is super easy to apply and remove!

Using UV nail polish is so simple; it basically applies itself! As you paint it on your nails, the polish levels itself out and removes the bumps and rough bits on it’s own – it’s like a polish from the future! Not only that, but the removal is as simple as the application. Simply soak a wrap in acetone and place it around the nail for a few minutes, slide it off and the polish comes with it. Easy as!

It dries quickly, and lasts forever!

UV nail polish needs to be cured with a UV lamp – but it’s worth it in the end. The curing means that it lasts for roughly three weeks! Compared to regular nail polish – that chips after the first day – that’s a lifetime in the nail polish world. Using the UV lamp to cure the UV nail polish is super quick too. It takes only a couple of minutes to try, between 30 and 120 seconds per coat, depending on your brand of lamp. No more waiting around blowing on your nails, feeling almost crippled because you can’t use your hands for fear of smudging your newly painted nails!

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So many colours to pick from, and this is my favourite! (Wild Berry)

UV nail polish is the absolute best thing to use for your nails – it lasts forever and is so simple to use! It’s hard to imagine a life before UV nail polish! Now that you know everything about this special polish, the best thing to do would be to head to a reputable nail polish site to buy your own! Check out Glaze Me  and scan through all their colours – you’ll be buying them in bulk before you know it!

Do you currently use a UV nail polish set? What do you think of the difference? Leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comment box below.