How to: gel nails, without all the fuss
It’s pretty safe to say that gel manicures have become the biggest thing in nails since, well, probably nail polish. The fact that you can now suddenly have a glossy finish that lasts for ages has been a huge drawcard for women all over the world.
But for some, gel nails and gel manicures still present a few drawbacks. Like the fact that you need a UV or LED lamp to cure the colour; or that when it comes to removal, you need a lot of foil, a lot of acetone, and a lot of patience.
Thankfully, Revlon is so on the ball that it has developed nail products that can offer that long-lasting, gel-like and glossy finish without the hassle and hullabaloo of having to go through a full-blown gel manicure.
Case in point, Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy™ Longwear Nail Enamel and Diamond Top Coat™.
The polishes in this range feature a special technology that enables the colour and topcoat to be applied and set like a regular polish (too easy!), yet leave your nails looking like you’ve just had a gel manicure. They also last longer than regular polish and topcoat; so really, you’re getting all the benefits of a gel manicure, but without any of the fuss!
Here are five other reasons why Gel Envy™ will become a welcomed addition in your beauty kit:
#1: two steps and you’re done
All you need is your colour and the Diamond Top Coat, and that’s it. The colour polish is a base coat and colour in one – so you’ve saved time there – and the Diamond Top Coat acts as the protective layer that’ll ensure the colour lasts longer while giving your nails that shiny finish. Oh, and it helps your polish dry quicker too and provides long-lasting strength.
#2: you’ll almost be able to catch your reflection in your nails
So it’s shine you want, is it? Well, this range delivers. The Gel Envy™ base coat/colour, combined with the Diamond Top Coat, gives your nails a gorgeously glossy finish that looks like your fingers have just emerged from under the gel nail lamp.
#3: you can be as commitment-phobic as you like
Two weeks seems like an awfully long time for the lady who likes to switch up her nail colour every other day. And that’s where the brilliance of this formulation comes in. You can now decide on a nail-colour change on a whim without thinking, “but I spent soo long waiting for the colour to cure.” Or, “is a colour change really worth the effort of soaking and scraping my nails?” All you need is a cotton pad, some regular nail polish remover and your manicure is as good as gone.
#4: there are 30 shades in the range
Yep, that’s 30 eye-catching shades that’ll help you create just about any nail look your heart desires – from a subtle everyday nude, to a vampy purple and every nail art combination in between. Optical brighteners ensure that each polish leaves a coat of vibrant colour on your nails.
Here are just a couple of our favourite nail looks created with the polishes:
#5: we repeat: no soaking or scraping
Sure, not having to soak your nails or wrap them in foil and scrape the colour off is very appealing in terms of how easily a colour change can be, but it also means that you’re reducing the damage done to your nails in the removal process. Being able to care for your nails while jazzing them up in your favourite shades is what some might call an excellent combo.
Would you like to try a nail colour that’ll give your nails a gel-like shine without the fuss? How often do you change up your nail look?
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