Finally we can get a gel manicure at home and on a budget, thanks to Essence and their new collection, Gel Nails At Home!
All those well-known nail polish problems are finally over: no more chipping or scratches. Instead, you can now look forward to long-lasting, shiny gel nails that can be removed by simply peeling them off! The technology is based on an innovative “peel-off gel base” formula specially developed for essence, which hardens within 10 seconds underneath the essence mini LED lamp.
GEL CORRECTOR (€1.99)
For a perfect gel manicure, the gel must be applied correctly. Any residues should be removed from your cuticles before curing the nails underneath the mini LED lamp. You can do this gently and easily with the gel corrector, which has a washable silicone tip.
MINI LED LAMP (€19.99)
A mini LED lamp with a USB connection that allows you to apply your gel manicure wherever and whenever they like. Simply connect to a PC or the power adapter of your smartphone and you’re ready to go. On top, the lamp cures the gel in just ten seconds per nail as the lamp only has to concentrate on one nail at a time.
EFFECT GEL TOP COAT (€3.49)
Turn your nails into true eye-catchers with these Effect Gel Top Coats. The gel effect manicure is totally easy: first, apply the peel off gel base and cure underneath the mini LED lamp as usual. Then paint your nails in your favorite essence nail polish and leave to dry. Next, apply one of the five unique effect gel top coats and cure underneath the LED lamp again. If you like, you can leave out the nail polish step and let the effects be the star of the show on their own without any colour. Available in a total of five different shades and effects.
How the gel manicure works
Use the nail file (€1.99) to get your nails into the desired shape and then carefully push back your cuticles with a rosewood stick. Next, put some cleanser (€2.49) on a lint-free cotton pad to remove any dust, oil or grease from your nails. Now it’s time to apply primer (€2.49) over your entire nail so that it is completely covered from the half-moon to the tip.
For a natural french look:
Apply a thick, even layer of the french gel top coat (€2.99) over the entire nail and cure for another 10 seconds under the mini LED lamp (press the essence logo on the lamp). Use a cotton pad soaked in cleanser to remove any residue from your nails.
For a colour look:
First, remove any residues of the cured peel off gel base from your nails with the cleanser. Next, paint your nails with your favorite essence colour & go nail polish and leave to dry completely (not under the lamp) before continuing with the next step. Apply an even layer of the clear gel top coat (€2.99) on top of the colour & go nail polish and hold under the mini LED lamp (press the essence logo on the lamp) for another 10 seconds. Remove any new residues with a cotton pad soaked in cleanser again – and your colour look is done!
The collection is permanent and already available in shops. Are your excited to try it?