OPI GelColor - Miami Beet 0.5 oz - #GCB78
This racy red-violet could be your vice.
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.
A classic OPI shade a deep berry/beet red with a purple tint to it. Creamy finish. Opaque and deep/rich/dark enough after 2 coats. Lovely for a Fall or Winter mani or pedi. Looks great on PPP skin tones. Versatile shade. Lovely.
A comparison of some other colors, under a skylight, side by side:Full Size ImageAnd by a window:Full Size ImageReds can be polarizing. This one is a crowd favorite. it's a red for those who are nervous about red (like me!). It is a red, yes, but with the perfect touch of a blue, just enough to give it a slight purple-berry-wine-beet color in some lighting. It is very, very flattering. Not too dark to be vampy (like Malaga Wine which looks terrible on my warm skin). Not bright, or obnoxious, and oddly, doesn't scream "red", either. It is a very rich, saturated, classy color. Somehow, it stands on a fence of red, berry, and who-knows-what-else. Indoors: it's more reddish; outdoors: I see the purplish tone in it a little more. I wear this year round, too. Oh, and it goes with everything. Some/most reds clash with your wardrobe. Not this one! And I really think it could look good on all skin tones, and all ages, too. I love this color, because it's so pretty and versatile. Kinda vixen, too. Formula is self leveling, one coater, even though I always apply 2 coats. Thick, but not gloopy. Doesn't stain me after removal, either. Big Plus. Always deep, rich, and shiny. But I use Seche Vite base coat and top coat, so that helps. Chip resistant.I've gone through a whole bottle, and I love it more each time I wear it. I am now on my second bottle. Yes, will repurchase (when on sale and with a coupon, of course). Five lippies. One of my favorites, and I'm glad it's a part of the permanent collection, and easily available.And one more thing.... I was hesitant the first time I bought it, not really thinking it would look good on me. Even when I tried it the first time, I was still intimidated by reds. But it really grew on me, and won my heart. So I encourage you to try it if you're curious. I would consider this to be a classic OPI. Hope this helps!
This is one of my favorite colors. I am medium skin olive skin color and it looks great on me. I have already run out of my first one and have not had any money to buy a new one. I just got a new job and I am planning to buy another Miami Beet and Feelin' Hot Hot Hot and Modern Girl if I can find it.
I LOVEEE THIS COLOR! It certainly is one of the best of Opi nail polishes and I would recommend to everyone. It is highly pigmented and lasts well on the nails. I would definitely buy it again.
Miami Beet applies like a dream and lasts longer than most of my other OPIs over a week without chipping. It is a beautiful deep red-purple-burgundy colour. It reaches opacity in two coats and is very shiny. The formula is perfect and this is definitely one of my Top 5 OPI colours!