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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

 

*PR sample

 

Hi everyone,

 

Bio Seaweed Gel has released a new collection for Fall/Winter 2014 called In Too Deep and I got a chance to show it to you! In Too Deep collection consists of seven shades with creme and subtle shimmer finishes and the names suggest that it was inspired by the sea and everything around it. I like that the colours are really varied but still very much suited for the Fall & Winter season. Let's have a look at them:

 

Review: Bio Seaweed Gel - In Too Deep Collection
Review: Bio Seaweed Gel - In Too Deep Collection
Promotional shots by Bio Seaweed Gel
Promotional shots by Bio Seaweed Gel

Promotional shots by Bio Seaweed Gel

 

 

I won't be swatching any gel polishes on my nails unless I'm doing some special nail art so I hope the swatches on nail wheel will give you a good idea of the colours.

 

Review: Bio Seaweed Gel - In Too Deep Collection

 

 

All shades were good to work with and I've applied two thin coats of each for the nail wheel swatch. Siren had a bit thicker formula then the others so I had to work it in a bit more but on the other hand it was more pigmented. I would have liked Shipwreck to be a bit better pigmented. If I was to apply it on the nails I would use three coats for the deepest possible colour.

 

Mother of Pearl is definitely one to own, it is elegant by itself and great as a base for nail art if you don't want to use white.

 

I also really like Marina and Oceania. Marina is light raspberry colour which I would expect rather in summer collection but I like it anyway. Oceania is darker berry shade that is indeed great for the Fall season. They were both opaque in two coats but Marina is a tad less pigmented.

 

Treasure Chest and Are You Shore? are both brown shades which I consider quite conservative. Are You Shore? is a good office-friendly colour.

 

I've also played around with the colours and created few nail designs just to test them out.

Review: Bio Seaweed Gel - In Too Deep Collection

 

This is the first whole collection from Bio Seaweed Gel that I was able to try and play with and I'm really happy with it. All of the shades are from the 3Step Colour range which means they need to be used with Bio Seaweed Gel base and top coats. It also means they will last up to two weeks on the nails.

 

Bio Seaweed Gel polishes are available at http://bioseaweedgel.co.uk (official UK distributor) and at Bio Seaweed Gel Canada.

 

I'm sure I'll be doing even more nail art with Bio Seaweed Gel colours in the future so stay tuned!

 

Have a good day! Lucie x

 

*Products sent for review