OPI Gelcolor soak off gel polish (released on October of 2011) applies just like traditional nail polish, but gives your like a super shiny finish that lasts up to two weeks. You can just simply apply the gel like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV or LED lamp for the specified period of time.
Why choose OPI Gelcolor?
OPI Gelcolor is produced by the largest manufactur of nail products in the world. OPI's Gelcolor will last for 2 weeks and is made specifically to fight the normal wear and tear from daily activities. Their formula does not damage the natural nails and will help keep your nails strong and healthy.
How long does it take for OPI Gelcolor to cure?
The curing times for Gelcolor gel polish is highly dependent on the type of lamp that you are using. For LED Lamps, Gelcolor will take 20-30 seconds to cure. However, with a UV Lamp, it will take 2 - 3 minutes to cure. Check out the latest LED lamp for faster curing!
How do I use OPI Gelcolor polish?
The Gelcolor application process is very similar to the other soak off gel polishes... This is how you do it:
Step 1. Prepare the nail by using an orangewood stick to push the cuticles back for a clean application of gel
Step 2. Shape your nails to your style with a natural nail filer (150 grit or higher)
Step 3. Prepare the natural nail by gently removing the shine using a buffer... lightly buff it to rough up the nail beds
Step 4. Remove the oils and dust on your nail by using nail cleanser
OPI Gelcolor Application
Step 5. (Roll the gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Base Coat onto your nail.
Step 6. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 10 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 1 minute. The top coat will remain tacky/sticky, but this is normal of any soak off gel polish.
Step 7. (Roll the Gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Color coat to your nail. Don't forget to cap the nail edges to create a seal. Make sure you remove any Gelcolor from the skin prior to curing.
Step 8. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 9. Apply a second coat of Gelcolor color to the nail.
Step 10. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 11. Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Top Coat onto your nail. The top coat creates a high shine while protecting the gel layers below it from damage. Don't froget to cap the nail edges to create a seal.
Step 12. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 13. Use a liberal amount of alcohol (99%) or gel cleanser with a lint free pad to remove the tacky/sticky residue from your nail.
This colour came from the ULTA Xmas 2007 range. I have to say it's an amazing red. I was a little unsure when I saw the bottle as I though oh no not another copy of im not really a waitressÃ‚â€¦ but I have to say this one is quite unique. It's a very shimmery/metallic classy red but seems to have a magenta undertone. As the pervious review statedÃ‚â€¦ its like the colour or a candy apple. The application of this polish was fantasticÃ‚â€¦ like a dream. You really need the recommended 2 coats to get the desired effect. And a top coat to bring up the shine. I was however disappointed with the lasting ability of this polishÃ‚â€¦ on the first day it chippedÃ‚â€¦. That was a sad day heheh. I have had it on now for a week and that tiny chip ruined my love for this colour. Would I buy it againÃ‚â€¦ yes but I would restrict the wear for a special occasion or xmas due to the fact it seems chiptastic!Great colour tho!!!
This color should not be limited edition...i really love it. It's a perfect deep red with blue tones and its nice and metallic. I get a lot of compliments on it. This is one of my OPI favorites.
Hip Hop Holly, one of the OPI Ulta Chistmas 2007 Exclusives, is a definite five star polish in my book. I had my doubts but it has soared above and beyond my expectations. Gorgeous, classy and a perfect festive red without being in your face...everything a girl could wish for in a polish. HHH is a neutral to cool medium berry red with fuschia undertones...think candy apples. Mmmmmm, candy apples! Hip Hop Holly is reminiscant of OPI best selling, I'm Really Not A Waitress, but with more of a fuschia tone than the cherry one of INRAW. The difference is hardly noticable to anyone who doesn't frequent the nailboards but the subtle difference in tone makes HHH more wearable on my warm toned skin. Low Lighting PicFlash Pic continued >>