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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.
I love this color! I have a bunch of purple polishes, and this is the most professional.
I love this color! I have a bunch of purple polishes, and this is the most professional. It has a soft gray undertone. For this reason I like to wear it with neutral or cool toned clothing, not warmer colors. This is definitely worth buying!
My husband bought this for me as a Christmas stocking stuffer.
My husband bought this for me as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Even though I have a lot of purple polishes and several lavenders, I didn't have one quite like this. The formula was surprisingly sheer and I needed three coats to make it truly opaque with no thin spots. I find this a little annoying as I like two coats for my polish, no more, no less, but OPI applies evenly and it dries quickly, so it didn't take all night to dry. Since I applied the polish after dark, it looked a bit grayish and muted on my nails, a little disappointing, but under daylight, it is much cleaner and vivid, a true blue-based lavender with no hint of muddiness but there are still some gray tones coming through. I don't know if this will be a polish I reach for a lot, but I will use it again and if you like purples and lavenders than this is a good one to try.
Love, love, love this polish.
Love, love, love this polish. It's stunning. I love how vibrant it looks against my medium/tan skin tone (I'm a 7.0 in Urban Decay Naked Skin, Barcelona in Nars, and Toast in Revlon Colorstay). It holds up pretty well to my abuse, considering that I type on a daily basis.
Do You Lilac It? is one of my favourite OPI colours.
Do You Lilac It? is one of my favourite OPI colours. While it is more lavender than lilac, it is a beautiful and fairly bright shade with a creme finish. It has cool undertones and is an eye catching colour which is not too OTT. I truly believe this colour would flatter all skin tones! The formula is great, it is opaque in two coats and is neither too thick or thin. It is not streaky and is easily to work with. It also dries quickly. The staying power is good, it lasts a week without chipping or tip wear, even when I don't use base or top coat. This is one of my favourite nail polishes ever, I always find myself reaching for it. Highly recommended.
This medium lavender creme just didn't quite work for me.
This medium lavender creme just didn't quite work for me. Lavender tends to look washed out and neutral on my nails, and that's what happened with this one.Great formula though. Opaque in two coats and no problems with application or wear.But I didn't care for the shade and I wouldn't buy this one again.