Gelish is a gel nail polish that is to be applied like regular polish but must be cured using a UV lamp. Gelish lasts much longer than your regular manicure; approximately 3 weeks without chipping or peeling. Dry time is instant, making the application process quick and easy.
See basic application instructions below or view detailed instructions here.
Gelish Application Instructions
- Apply one thin coat of Gelish Foundation Base Gel and place hand in UV lamp for 1 min.
- Apply one thin coat of Gelish color polish and cure for 2 minutes.
- Apply a second coat of Gelish polish and cure for 2 minutes.
- Apply Gelish Top It Off and cure for 2 minutes.
- Remove the sticky/tacky film left on the nail with a lint free pad soaked in 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.
Nice coverage - done in 2 coats, not patchy. Beautiful shade - it looks the same as in the chickettes picture.
Initially I was. Ready to throw this bottle out. I was having issues getting the gel to cure with my led lamp. Was using 32watt led for 40 seconds and when I would remove it would wrinkle. I left them in to cure about 60-70 sec each cost and it seemed better. Colour was gold as shown in pics
I've been using Red Carpet UV gel polishes for a while, but they don't have a nice dark red like I was looking for, so I branched out into Gelish. Boy am I glad I did! The Black Cherry Berry is a fabulous dark, almost oxblood red, and is exactly what I was looking for. On top of that, the consistency of the Gelish polish is divine. It's so easy to get a nice, even, thin coat! I've only had the polish on for 12 hours so I can't report on longevity, but right now it looks absolutely gorgeous.
My nails are quite fragile: peeling and cracking all the time, even with gel or soak-off gel applied on them. This is my first experience with Gelish, before that I used Shellac and IBD Gel. After few days, no matter how careful I was, I had chips, so I was very lucky if I managed to go 10 days without redoing my nails. I did a lot of research and decided to go with Gelish: Foundation Base, Structure Gel( I wanted to give my nails more thickness and strenght- this was a smart choice :)), Top it Off and Black Cherry Berry. I've had this color for a week and it looks like day 1. Nice and shiny, no chips, it's hard to believe in my case. The color itself looks close to what you see in the picture in the office, where there is not much day light. So far I am loving this product. If I can go another week like this, I will definitely buy more colors.