Well, you all have probably heard of gel nail polishes – you know the ones that you have to cure under UV or LED lights? Usually you will have to go to a salon to get your nails covered with gel nail polish, however, today I want to introduce you Pink Gellac Gel Nail Polish kit that you can use at home to achieve a salon-perfect mani that lasts 14 days. I was sent this Pink Gellac Starter Kit for the review.
Pink Gellac starter kit
My Pink Gellac Gel Nail Polish Kit LED M +1 free colour took 7 days to arrive. This starter kit is currently on sale for $49.50 (regular price $99). The Pink Gellac starter kit contains everything you need to achieve a salon-perfect manicure.
From the Pink Gellac starter kit you’ll find:
- coloured gel nail polish – 182 Dynamic Pink
- Ultra Shine
- 10x Remover Pocket
- 10x Cleaner Pocket
- LED lamp
- nail file
- orange wood stick
- starter kit manual
How to use Pink Gellac gel nail polish?
Using Pink Gellac is very easy. The Pink Gellac Starter Kit comes with an easy to follow manual. Also, with the starter kit, you’ll get access to 4 free online courses (you’ll find the login code for the free courses from the manual 😉 ). After reading the manual and watching the videos you are all set to start.
- Gently push back your cuticles using the orange wood stick
- Use the white side of the nail file to file your nails into desired length and shape, and with the pink side scrub your nails to remove dead skin cells and ridges on your nails.
- Use the Pink Cleaner Pockets to thoroughly clean your nails.
- Apply a thin coat of Base and cure it for 15 seconds with the LED lamp.
- Apply a thin coat of desired colour (I used Pink Gellac 182 Dynamic Pink). Cure for 60 seconds with the LED lamp. Repeat this step.
- Apply a thin coat of Ultra Shine and cure it with the LED lamp for 60 seconds.
- I finished my mani with cuticle oil because my cuticles felt and looked very dry
How long does Pink Gellac gel nail polish last on nails?
Pink Gellac comes with a bold promise to last on the nails for 14 days. Well, my very first try with Pink Gellac didn’t last that long 🙁 On the second day I managed to pump two of my nails and I lost a huge chunk of nail polish from my nails. And when I inspected my nails carefully I found that the nail polish was coming off from most of my nails 🙁 I guess my nails are a bit too thin and brittle.
Oh well, and I was back in square one with my mani. I removed the Pink Gellac gel nail polish and started again. However, this time I used Primer first. I applied a thin coat of Primer to my nails and let it air dry for 10-15 seconds. Next, I applied the base and followed all the steps mentioned before. This time the result was much better and the beautiful pink shiny colour lasted on my nails for 14 days.
I like that even after 14 days there was no visible tip wear and my nails were still shiny. Although, yes, not as shiny as they first were, but they still looked perfectly fine.
How to remove Pink Gellac gel nail polish?
Well, when I read the instructions it sounded super easy – just use the white side of the nail file to remove the Ultra Shine coat from your nails, soak your nails in warm water and then remove the Pink Gellac by soaking your nails with Pink Gellac Remover Pockets. Keep your nails in the pocket for 10-15 minutes and then remove the remaining Pink Gellac with the orange wood stick. Simple, right? No!
As I mentioned I first skipped the primer when I applied the Pink Gellac gel nail polish and then the nail polish just basically came off without no need to do anything. Also, there were no signs of damage either. However, when I used the primer it was a whole different story.
I read the instructions, however, at first, I somehow managed to skip the first thing – use the nail file to remove the Ultra Shine coat from your nails. I just soaked my nails in warm water and then used the remover pockets. I waited for 10 minutes and the gel nail polish didn’t come off. I tried to lift the nail Pink Gellac gel nail polish with the orange wood stick but it wasn’t coming off. So I put my nails back in the remover pocket. Waited for another 5-10 minutes and still nothing. I finally just used the orange wood stick to push the nail polish off my nail and I managed to damage my nail while doing it. Luckily, I did this to only one nail.
So I read the manual again and then I realised where I had made the huge mistake – I never removed the Ultra Shine coat! Well with rest of my nails I did it exactly as said in the manual and things were better. But just somewhat better and still not perfect. Unfortunately, after I had removed the nail polish I could still see some damage on the top layer of my nails.
Pink Gellac – 182 Dynamic Pink
Pink Gellac in shade 182 Dynamic Pink is a beautiful red-leaning pink gel polish. It looks beautiful and it’s one of those pinks that I love to wear on my nails. By the way, Avon Gel Finish nail enamel in shade Parfait Pink (it’s a regular nail polish) looks almost identical to 182 Dynamic Pink.
My overall thoughts of Pink Gellac Starter Kit
In my opinion, Pink Gellac Starter Kit is a good starter kit because it contains everything you need to apply gel nail polish. When it comes to the application process, then it’s really easy and I like that it took me less than an hour (I think it was more like 30 minutes) to get my nails done. Although witout the primer the nail polish came off way too quickly, then with the primer it lasted for 14 days – just as advertised.
For me, the downside of Pink Gellac was the removal process. Yes, at first, I messed it up myself and that’s only my fault, however, even after I carefully followed the instructions, the removal process still wasn’t as easy as I had imagined and I still managed to somewhat damage my nails.