Hello all! I just wanted to give some personal feedback on my Gelish experience since we picked up this amazing nail line.
My Gelish manicure was done 17 days ago....and all 10 nails are still holding on strong! As you can see from my photo, the color has not faded, scratched or chipped. The color intensity and shine is still rich and glossy. Though this polish could go the 21 day distance, my nails are growing strong and fast with this product on! I do have some slight wear at the edges, BUT that is because some of my nails were extremely short at the time of the Gelish application. I've learned that capping the edges properly can be challenging when the clients' nails are extremely short. The nails that I am showing wear on were definitely not capped at the edges because they were only nubs at the time of application. The official Gelish trainer repeatedly stated that there were 2 points critical for Nail Pros to follow to ensure lasting Gelish manicures:
- 1. Apply Base Coat as thin as possible. It should not be "slick or shiny" looking - it should look "orange peel shiny -- with texture". Overuse of base coat is the most common problem with applying Gelish. If you have slick shine BEFORE you cure, you have used too much foundation.
2. CAP THE FREE EDGE WITH EVERY LAYER! Our recommendation is to cap the free edge first, then apply product to the nail bed. If you cap the free edge first, when you pull the color down the nail plate, you remove the bulb at the free edge. If you cap at the end, you risk leaving a bulb at the free edge.
Other than some grow-out (hey, I can't control how fast my nails grow, they thrive with Gelish!) my polish still looks great. At 17 DAYS! Under normal circumstances, I can't keep my polish looking this good for 7 days! It is still in tact, with a shine that looks like it was just applied. Definitely A++++, Gelish!