SensatioNail Starter Kit in Raspberry Wine
Your SensatioNail™ Starter Kit includes everything you need for 10 perfect applications! Kit includes the exclusive Pro 3060 LED Lamp - designed to safely and quickly flash- cure your favorite Gel Polish, sealing in the color to a glossy, damage-proof, mirror-like finish. After 10 manicures simply purchase the Essentials Kit and the color of your choice and you're good to go again.
- Buff, cleanse, prime, base coat, 30 sec LED, color coat, 60 sec LED, another color coat, 60 sec LED, top coat, 30 sec LED, cleanse. See the official instructions here.
Tips and Tricks
- DO NOT FILE YOUR NAILS when you have a gel manicure! It will break the seal on your nails and ruin your manicure. I didn't realize this, and after 1.5 weeks of amazing wear, I was testing out some glass nail files, washed some dishes and then saw that my nails looked like THIS:
- Use thin layers of product for a more even finish.
- You can use rubbing alcohol instead of cleanser. (Use the highest % you can find).
- You can use nail dehydrant instead of primer.
- You can use regular polish but with modifications. You can either just do regular polish and then a gel topcoat, or gel base coat + regular polish + gel top coat. In either case, the regular polish needs to be ABSOLUTELY dry before you put on gel top coat. It's been hit or miss for me on the wear time--still longer than regular polish, but not as long as a true gel mani.
- If you're having trouble removing the polish, try using a bowl of acetone placed in a hot water bath.
Further reading: This article and this article provide some useful information about gel manicure issues and how to fix them. These articles are short but really helped me!
Overall, I'm really really happy with my SensatioNail manicure and how long it lasted, I felt that the application process was easy enough, but I found it to be a little time consuming, and the removal process is annoying. If you like changing your polish frequently, this is not the system for you. But it sure beats the price of salon gel nails!