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OPI GelColor - Stay Classic Base & Stay Shiny Top Coat 0.5 oz is the perfect pair for creating a gel manicure. An all in one set that includes Stay Classic Base Coat and Stay Shiny Top Coat, this combo is the same classic formula with a new enhanced packaging.
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.
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 Stay Classic 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 Classic Top Coat onto your nail. The top coat creates a high shine while protecting the gel layers below it from damage. Don't forget 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 had been using a cheaper brand of gel polish and it just didn’t last. I would invariably end up with chips in less than a week. I switched to OPI polish, but was still using the cheap base coat with the same results. Then I bought this kit and my gel manicure lasted the two weeks it’s supposed to. Never going back to anything else again!
OPI GelColor - Stay Classic Base & Stay Shiny Top Coat 0.5 oz
This is a much better option than going to the salon every two weeks. I have always liked my three basic colors and now that I can purchase more salon grade nail polish it makes me excited to do an at home manicure!