15 August 2011

Review: Essence Better Than Gel Nails Kit

- Nail File
- Nail Tips
- Nail Glue
- Base Coat
- Top Coat
- Nail Tip Remover

Quite a lot of this kit is replaceable, as in you could use a cheaper glue and file. Claims to last for up to ten days, something I thought I would test out. You roughen up natural nail tips, stick on French tips, snap off plastic placer, use base and top coat and you are done!

Day One

The kit was easy to use, my nails looked glossy and had that perfect French tip.

Day Two

They continued to look and feel really nice.

Day Three

I started to get bored at this point and did a little nail art. By this point I would have had chipping and tip wear with polish.

Day Four

There was a little bit of scuffing of the shiny top coat at this point but still looking good.

Day Five

Again I wanted to switch things up, the gel nail tip nails still were looking good.

Day Six

The base of the nails were beginning to catch on my hair. I doubt this was just down to nail growth, as you can see in the photo they were coming away from the nail plate and so the next day I had to remove them.

The remover pot worked well although the little spikes inside did tickle my fingers! You just stick a finger in and twist it against the rubber spikes and the liquid helps remove the gel nails.

So the nail kit which claims to last up to ten days for me lasted 7 days. The claim of perfect, smooth french line with no chipping or fading was accurate. The kit only comes with enough tips for one manicure, however there are places which sells the french tips and you can reuse the rest of the kit with those. Essence also do them in silver and white.

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