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Hi everyone,

 

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:

 

Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit
Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit
Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit
Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit
Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit

 

 

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:

 

 

 

Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit
Tutorial: How To Apply & Remove Gelish + Gelish Pro 5-45 Kit

 

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).

 

Availability:

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

 

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Hello everyone,

 

By now you probably know that Gelish (and Morgan Taylor) have teamed up with Disney and created a Cinderella collection in celebration of the new fairy tale movie (Cinderella movie is coming out 13th March 2015). This collection has a mix of creme, shimmer and glitter shades so there's something for everyone. Most of the colours are perfect for spring and glitter adds gorgeous sparkle.

 

About: "This spring will be filled with magic and fantastical colors as Gelish and Morgan Taylor introduce the Cinderella 2015 collection. Teaming up with The Walt Disney Pictures for the new live-action release of Cinderella, the collection showcases a unique palette inspired by the movie to spark anyone's fancy."

 

Review: Gelish Cinderella Collection
Review: Gelish Cinderella Collection
Review: Gelish Cinderella Collection
Review: Gelish Cinderella Collection

 

 

As you can see, I was kindly sent not only the Cinderella collection but also its stand and a cute 'glass slipper' key chain in a blue velvet pouch. I love these little touches, they make such a good impression and the collection suddenly seems magical!

 

Let's have a look at the colours now...

 

They all applied nicely, none of them are too thick or too sheer. I've applied two thin coats on the nail wheel and on nails 2-3 thin coats will be fully opaque. Party At The Palace was the sheerest of all so I would recommend 3 thin coats. I was pleasantly surprised with the If The Slipper Fits glitter - it was almost fully opaque in two coats but it could still be used for glitter gradients and to layer over other colours in a thin coat. Three coats build up the colour to full opacity. All colours cured to smooth finish except for the glitter of course but topcoat corrects all the imperfections.

 

Review: Gelish Cinderella Collection

 

 

Overall, this collection met my expectations and I like the colours and finishes. My top picks are Live Like There's No Midnight because it's a gorgeous deep blue perfect for nights out and Party At The Palace for its stunning colour and sparkle.

 

Morgan Taylor, a nail polish brand has released nail polish line with almost the same colours complementing the Gelish collection. You can find swatches and comparison to Gelish colours at the Chickettes blog.

 

Gelish Cinderella collection is available at Nail Harmony UK, at Gelish.com and at the usual outlets carrying Gelish.

 

Hope you've enjoyed the post and have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

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Hi everyone,

 

I got an offer recently to review MelodySusie LED lamp. As a blogger I'm always open to trying new products and this was to be my first LED lamp. I was very excited to try it because the 2 minutes wait with UV lamps seems like forever, especially when I'm painting my own nails and can't do anything else until the polish is cured. Today I will be reviewing new model of the lamp called Violetili in black colour.

 

What MelodySusie say:

The MelodySusie Violetili is the upgraded version of Violetilac, including 12W LED light to cure your LED gel nail polish, more efficient. It's especially designed to efficiently cure Gelish Soak-off Gel color and products from the Gelish MINI System for a beautiful manicure that lasts up to three weeks. Also, it can cure ANY LED GEL polish. With the preset timer function, you can choose the time as you wish. This Nail Dryer is very efficient and you can dry your most LED Gel nail polish in 45 seconds.

 

Review: MelodySusie Portable LED Lamp 12W
Review: MelodySusie Portable LED Lamp 12W

 

 

The lamp comes in a box with AC adapter and user manual. It has chic round design with four timer settings on top of the lamp for 30, 60, or 90 seconds and for 30 minutes. I find it to be comfortably big enough to cure all five fingers at once but it's not massive like some UV lamps so it can be a good lamp for travelling. It's quite lightweight and the AC adapter is detachable.

 

The lamp is 12W - without going into too much details and science I just want to point out that you shouldn't buy lamp based just on wattage because that is not an indication of how well it will cure the gel polish. There are many factors to consider like UV output and photo initiators in the product (read more here). The safest option is of course to buy the recommended lamp for the product you're using. But given the very often high prices that is not always an option. That's where MelodySusie lamp can come handy. It is very affordable and it claims to cure any LED compatible gel polish.

 

I have tested this lamp with three gel polish brands - OPI, Bio Seaweed Gel and Gelish.

 

Review: MelodySusie Portable LED Lamp 12W
Review: MelodySusie Portable LED Lamp 12W

 

 

I found it to cure all three brands with no problems, even multiple layers of nail art were fine. I've also done classic one-colour gel polish manicures and all were just fine. I always cured them for the recommended time on a bottle or a bit longer in case of dark colours. So far I can't fault the lamp in any way, it worked really well for me and the price is very good for LED lamp.

 

Availability:

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AXSQCGK/ currently on sale for $39.99

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MVQR4FU/ for £56.99

 

I'd just like to say that if you order from Amazon US to save some money and you live in UK or other European country, you will probably receive an AC adaptor for US market so you would need additional converter for UK/Europe. That's all from me but if you would like to know anything else just leave a comment :)

 

Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

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