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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.
Like other reviewers’ experiences, after 4 coats my nails are still streaky with weird patches. Beautiful color but since it doesn’t cover, this was $20 down the drain.
I wish I had read the reviews before I spent ten dollars on this polish.
I wish I had read the reviews before I spent ten dollars on this polish. It's a beautiful color but the formula is thick and gloppy, and it is impossible to apply smoothly. I am pretty good at doing my own nails but I tried to apply this twice and it just will not go on without streaks. I have never had trouble with OPI polishes before but from now on I will read the reviews before I purchase. One lippie for this loser.
Got Myself Into A Jam-balata is from OPI Spring 2016 New Orleans Collection.
Got Myself Into A Jam-balata is from OPI Spring 2016 New Orleans Collection. It is a light, coral-leaning, pink, cream polish. It is very similar shade to OPI's Sorry I'm Fizzy Today, but the latter is a little more pink. I used 3 coats (4 on a couple of nails with more pronounced ridges). It was a strange application, as the first coat was thin, but there were no streaks, yet the 2nd coat produced the streaks, the 3rd coat evened out most streaks, but a couple of nails needed the 4th coat (and to be totally honest, even after all those coats I still didn't have perfectly even finish). Formula wise I found this polish to be disappointing. This polish is a nice option for summer as it makes my skin look tanned (it is not), but due to tricky formula I would not repurchase it.
Got Myself Into A Jambalaya is a pinkish coral.
Got Myself Into A Jambalaya is a pinkish coral.It is a gorgeous color.Looks great on my toes.It is very streaky.Will take three coats at least to level it out.I think its worth the trouble because the end result is such a beautiful color.Even so i dont think i will buy this one again.
I purchased OPI's Got Myself Into a Jam-Balaya when the New Orleans collection first came out.
I purchased OPI's Got Myself Into a Jam-Balaya when the New Orleans collection first came out. The color is absolutely gorgeous and it's beautiful on, flatters my MAC NW20 skin tone and makes a perfect summertime pedi color. But man! The formula is BAD, woof! I've used it for maybe 3 pedicures and while it's a gorgeous color even Kelly my nail tech had difficulty applying this polish and she is the Polish MASTER! It's streaky, patchy, thick and difficult to apply smoothly not to mention the fact that it stains like a mother @#$@#$! If I could just go by the color I'd give this 5 lippies, but since I HAVE to factor in the formula, I'm generously giving it 2 lippies.