Last week I received a fabulous Belle Gell starter kit Pro 90 in the post .
I was busy with other things so I apologise I did not post this sooner as I know some of you were interested to see how this works and if it gives the finish it promises.
In the kit you receive all you need to create a minimum of 20 manicures. Comes with a 36 Watt lamp and you get to choose the nail gel of your choice , I have mocha but was also sent two extras which I can not find online , so maybe its a new range they are looking to add soon. I do remember seeing the gold glitter one and it was a limited edition.
Costs - £54.95
The Starter Kit Pro 90 contains:-
1 x Santiser 60ml
1 x Nail Primer 15ml
1 x Gel Remover 60ml
1 x Supergloss Top Coat 15ml
1 x Clear Gel 10g
1 x Coloured Gel of your choice 10g
1 x Nail File
1 x Gel Applicator Brush
1 x 36 Watt UV Nail Lamp
1 x Instruction Leaflet
I have to be honest , I have not tried the Gell nails yet so this is something new to me .
I bought a lot of new things to get started last year and they still hide in my nail collection box.
I feel quite scared I will just make a mess and get it everywhere other than my fingers .
I think if this works I will try doing them more so lets see.
Ok so seen as though I have no concentration to read a leaflet of instructions , I decided to go to their online site and watch their short video direction .
My nails were in need of some TLC so I had to clean them and shape them before getting out the kit.
As you can see , my nails have not been very well looked after lately, so I was in deed in need of a pamper, the only problem with nail polish is that it chips very easily and I do not seem to have much time to keep reapplying them .
Hearing about how Gel nails lasts a lot longer and basically being solid , it made me excited to think that I could achieve a professional look at home and with this kit it states a high polished look..
I was intrigued by the pen.
It had three different uses which is handy for someone who needs all products and tools compacted as much as possible .
Ok so I got all products layed out on the table in order to use and firstly sanitised my hands , making sure they clear of any oil or dirt.
The sanitiser does not have that strong chemical aroma, it is quite pleasant.
I then applied the Primer to all my nails . Seems all very simple so far and the primer soaked into my nails pretty much straight away so I was now ready to get on with the gel itself.
I felt quite weary of it. I really did not want to put too much and I put a little amount on the applicator brush and applied the clear gel to to my nails.
It seemed like I had nothing on my nails so I added a little more not realising that was a little mistake I should not have done.
I placed my hands under the UV nail lamp for 5 minutes and realised I had placed too much on and the gel had dried into a big lump on my little finger as if it had ran too much towards my cuticle. Luckily it was not touching the skin so I carried on hoping it would fix it self with more gel later on.
I then applied the glitter gel, placed my hand under the lamp for a further 5 minutes and then applied another coat of the clear gel before placing my hand under the UV lamp for another 5 minutes.
The nails seemed to be dry but I did have a small sticky residue left on my nails so I wiped that of using the sanitiser and a cotton pad.
Following the instructions on the video, I used the supergloss top coat and left to dry.
I think I may have rushed them a little ,
also a little too much gel was added at the beginning and therefore the nails were left with an uneven coat and seemed a little bumpy in some areas but to be honest it was not so noticeable and looked very glossy and shiny in the finishing result.
I think I was a little eager in using too much gel and that is totally my fault but this kit was the perfect starter kit .It was very simple to use and I do think that using the colour gel would show up better results which I will do next time.
My nails are left looking pretty and the gel is solid so there is no chance of this chipping or rubbing of unlike a polish so I think this kit is definitely worth it especially as I can get 20 manicures from it .
Imagine how much you would save .
I am sure with a little more practice , I could make my nails look a lot better than my first attempt .
Have you tried a Gel nail kit like this before, what do you think?