I have seen this pin going around Pinterest since I got on (2 years-ish) & have been dying to try it! You’re probably wondering what the pin was about right? Ok so here it is, this miracle nail polish “Gelous” available at Sallys Beauty Supply for around $6 is supposed to prolong your regular nail polish manicure for up to 2 weeks. It’s supposed to be chip free and comparable to a real gel shellac manicure. I don’t believe (I need to do more research and will update soon) that the company is making this claim, it’s bloggers that have found this to be true.
You will need:
Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
Color of your choice
Top Coat of choice
Instructions according to this blog
“· Wash your hands to remove any remaining oil, dirt, etc.
· Apply a thin layer of the Gelous Advanced Nail Gel
· Allow a few minutes to let it get semi-dry
· Repeat that – another layer of Gelous & allow it to set…
· Then, use your choice of nail polish & give it 4 or so minutes to set…
· Add yet another layer of the Gelous Advanced Nail gel & allow it to semi-dry
· Add another layer of your nail polish
· Apply Top Coat…”
I followed these instructions except I cleaned my nails with acetone before I began and I used Seche Vite as my topcoat. As my color, I used Sally Hansen Triple Shine in “Dive In” that I received courtesy of Influenster. There will be more information on that in a later blog post.
Come back for daily results and updates. I will have more pictures videos and information on my Instagram – happilyeverose.
I had very big expectations for this top coat but it failed miserably. Within 24 hours, I had chips on 3 nails on my dominant hand. Within 36 hours, the chips had peeled and I just had to remove it. However, on my non dominant hand, the manicure held up very well & looked perfect. No chips and very shiny.
I plan on trying the experiment again because I kind of can’t believe the results were so bad. I may try it as only a top coat as well since that is it’s intended purpose.
The odd thing about this mani was once it chipped it kind if started to peel back. It’s kind of hard to explain so let me try. When I normally have chipping at the tips it drives me nuts. I have to hold myself back from picking at it. When I do pick at it, if anymore chips, they come off in small pieces and are hard. When I picked at this mani it didn’t chip, it peeled back as though it wasn’t adhered to the nail.
Check back for a couple more experiments using Gelous again!
Nails after 24 hours.
Nails after 36 hours