If you read my New Year’s Beauty Commandments post you’ll know I have a major issue with nail polish chipping. I love having beautifully painted nails but they just always find a way to chip. Maybe I’m super heavy handed or maybe I’m just using the wrong brands. Who knows. So to try and combat this, I splurged a little bit and bought Sensationail (£49.99).
Sensationail is an at-home gel polish kit by Nailene designed to last about 2 weeks. Gel nails are essentially a thick, hard coat of nail polish that gives you a high-shine long lasting manicure. I picked up the Starter Kit which comes with an LED lamp, gel polish, gel cleanser, gel primer, gel base and top coat, plus all your extra bits like a nail buffer, manicure stick and lint free wipes. There are different types of starter kits you can purchase with the difference being the colour of the gel polish you receive in the kit. Other colours of gel polish can then be additionally purchased for £15.
Now, you may be thinking it’s going to be complicated or take a super long time and honestly, I thought the same but it’s actually so simple. It takes me less than 15 minutes to do both hands and the instructions are so simple to use.
I’m so impressed with this Gel nail kit. Don’t get me wrong, depending on your skill level it’s not going to be salon quality but hands down looks so much more professional than a regular home manicure. The polish is seriously shiny and doesn’t chip in the slightest. Personally, I find I can get a full week of fresh and perfect looking nails. After a week, I did find it started to lift around the cuticle (I think is due to my poor application rather than the product), but still nothing around the ends of my nails where I normally experience major chipping.
So, is it worth it?
It’s a pretty hefty price to initially pay for the LED light but honestly, if you’re someone who has only had pretty poor experiences with regular nail polish and don’t want to commit to salon visits every two weeks then I’d definitely recommend trying this one out. It’s really easy to do and it does genuinely last, perfect if you’re going away for a week or so. Have any of you tried SensatioNail? What was your experience with it?
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