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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 absolutely adore this color. For reference, I am a Dark Autumn color palette and this color compliments me really well. It is true to the color shown on the screen. It applied well and finished smoothly. I highly recommend it to anyone that wants a bold, warm toned yellow.
Sun, Sea And Sand In My Pants is a medium shade of yellow creme polish from OPI's Lisbon collection.
Sun, Sea And Sand In My Pants is a medium shade of yellow creme polish from OPI's Lisbon collection. On my NC15 skin, the colour looked like an egg-yolk or sunflower yellow shade but it unfortunately wasn't particularly flattering on my skin tone. However, this may be just my perception as I did get complimented on it by my classmates. However, I personally believe that it would have looked better on me if my skin had been more tanned, or even warmer. This colour would absolutely be stunning on medium-deep skintones! It is a very cheerful and summery colour. It had a decent formula for a yellow, it did require 3 coats for full opacity but it was easy to work with and not at all streaky. It dried quickly and to a shiny finish and wore very well, lasting 5 days when paired with base and top coat. I personally wouldn't repurchase it, just as it didn't flatter me, but it is overall a good polish and if you like yellow shades, or have tanned skin, then definitely try this one out!
OPI Sun Sea and Sand in My Pants is available in the following product types: