(Closed) Gel Nail Polish

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have never tried red carpet, but Gelish stays on foreverrrrrr!

Post # 3
1452 posts
Bumble bee

My salon uses several and they stay on beautifully.  I haven’t had one that didn’t.  The one that seemed best is Orly – no problems at a month (other than a serious white space at the cuticle).

Post # 4
833 posts
Busy bee

I prefer gelish or DND which I know you can buy online, not sure if sally’s carries it or not.

Post # 5
1206 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

I use Sensationail and I love it! I have some on now and have for the last week and a half, still looks brand new 🙂

Post # 6
2956 posts
Sugar bee

I have Red Carpet and starts peeling in about 5-7 days. I just figured it was me (my nails and my inability to apply it correctly.) Regular polish starts to peel and chip in 1 day, so 5-7 days is satisfactory. I wish it lasted longer, though.

Post # 7
3791 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have been getting Gel Polish done for over a year and love it! I get it done about once a month, although my nails have been growing SUPER fast due to beingt PG, so I’ll probably have to start at least every 3 weeks.

They use Young Nails Mani Q. The color options are great. No big chipping, unless my nails get weak and they break (which is rare, but has happened… like if I’m trimming a side and accidentally cut too much).

I have never used a non-salong brand, though. I am horrible at doing my own, ha.

Post # 8
296 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never tried Red Carpet before, but Gelish stays on forever for me. I can usually go over a month without a chip, and I only have to go back because of the gap. I would vote Gelish personally, just because I’ve had no problems and, why fix it if it isn’t broken? Just my opinion though. 

Post # 9
7266 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like gelish- started with those. I’ve noticed that some of the colors fade over the course of a manicure. I’m really into ibd gel now. Not sure where it can be purchased but I find that the polish stays on really well and keeps my nails really strong, which I need because my nails tend to be really thin otherwise. I also really like Essie gel polish.

Post # 10
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’ve used Gelish, but as PP stated, I’ve had some color fade with certain shades- the worst being “you’re so sweet you’re giving me a toothache”.  I prefer OPI gel colors and just order them via amazon.  I also got the OPI bondaid (the Ph balancing agent) and I use the Gelish foundation and top coat with the OPI colors.  I’ve used Gelaze by China Glaze along with the China Glaze top coat, which I bought from Sally’s. I haven’t had issues of peeling or chipping unless I apply too thickly with any of the above mentioned brands.  Usually if I apply it too thick near the cuticules, once outgrowth starts I’m more likely to start picking at them because I feel that ridge, so I take my time and haven’t had issues, they last until I decide I’m bored with the color which can be anywhere from 2-3 weeks.  Getting myself the LED light was such a great decision.  Enjoy yours!

Post # 11
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

The salon I work in uses gelish and shellac. Both are awesome!

Post # 12
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

OPI gel lasts a really long time…best for me 

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