OPI GelColor - Good Girls Gone Plaid 0.5 oz - #GCU16
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: Preparation 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.
Additional DetailsItem Name: OPI GelColor - Good Girls Gone Plaid 0.5 oz - #GCU16
Type: Gel Polish
Weight: 62 grams - (0.14 lb)
Tags: Best Sellers, Gel Polish, Group: Good Girls Gone Plaid, OPI, OPI Fall 2019 Scotland Collection, OPI GelColor, and Purple
Not a fan of how this one performs. This is the only polish I have this issue with when painting my nails. I get extremely close to my cuticle, I cover the free edge and before even curing, the polish seems to have shrunk away from the edges. Makes no sense, maybe I got a dud. I’ll include a photo. It looks like the polish has grown out, but the mani is a day old. Can’t get it close to the cuticle. It literally will not stay put.
My HG polish - but the picture is misleading. I'd describe it more as a very deep, jelly ox blood color. Online I think it looks very dark purple, but in person it's SO perfect and beautiful. The gel is absolutely the way to wear this color, too, as this color in regular polish chips like crazy. I will buy this color forever - it's absolutely gorgeous.
First, the quality was just fine, but the color had a much stronger red tone than I expected. I only did 2 coats, so maybe a third coat would darken the overall look.
Perfect for fall!
I have this shade in the powder for my fingernails and wanted the gel for a matching pedicure. Lovely red-based dark purple. Would wear this year round, but it is especially nice for fall and winter!