After I went to Nail Harmony's Gelish training day, I got a chance to test Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit. So today I've prepared it for you and as a bonus I've created a video on how to apply and remove Gelish gel polish, implementing the knowledge I acquired at the training.
I don't think I need to introduce Gelish, it's one of the most popular gel polish brands available. Let's have a look at the kit and its contents:
Pro 5-45 kit contains:
- Accessory Kit (cuticle tool with prep pads)
- PH Bond (15ml)
- Foundation Gel (15ml)
- Hot Rod Red (15ml)
- Light Elegant (15ml)
- Top It Off (15ml)
- Gelish Cleanser (2oz)
- Nourish Cuticle Oil (15ml)
- Gelish Soak Off Remover (2oz)
- 5-45 Led Lamp
The kit comes with two Gelish shades in classic red (Hot Rod Red) and pale pink shimmer (Light Elegant) and all other products like base coat (Foundation Gel), top coat (Top It Off), Nourish cuticle oil and PH Bond - all of these in full sizes. So you just need to buy more colours and you can create many Gelish manicures.
There's everything you need to do Gelish manicure except nail files and lint free wipes that most of us have anyway. Firstly I've tested the system on myself and it worked perfectly. The only thing I would substitute is the white cuticle pusher tool and sanding prep pads. I prefer to use a full-size 180 grit file and metal cuticle pusher.
The 5-45 LED lamp that comes with the kit is large enough to cure all 5 fingers at once and each layer of product cures in 45 seconds (as the name suggests). It is quite small and light so it is very handy for mobile services. The manicures I've done have lasted the full 14 days so the whole system works great for me. Both of the polishes in the kit applied nicely and are not too thick. The Hot Rod Red is nicely opaque in two coats. Light Elegant is slightly sheerer and it looks to me like it would be nice for shimmery french manicures. The opacity can be built up with three thin coats.
Here's the video tutorial I've prepared on how to apply and remove Gelish gel polish:
And of course I couldn't skip some Gelish manicures I've done previously. This is Gelish Bella's Vampire on my friend's natural nails on two separate occasions (she just loves this shade).
Pro 5-45 kit is currently available at the Nail Harmony UK website for £219.99 (£263.99 inc VAT).
I'd like to add that so far I've been happy with the kit and the performance of the products and all the other Gelish colours I have and it is definitely worth investing into a good quality, professional kit. Hope you've enjoyed today's post and tutorial an let me know what you think.
Have a nice day! Lucie