I love that I can do a professional look at home AND they cure dry under the UV light in minutes - super fast! They keep my natural nails from chipping & splitting so they can grow out naturally and regrow easily. No harsh chemicals or sanding my real nails too thin. Love them!
Okay, this is my first time ever that I have used gel press on nails. I’ve done dip at home before. I’m not a nail tech. I bought the uv light and the top coat basic from the same company. I definitely have some learning to do and things I want to try differently next time. I’d make them sorter and match it more to my nail than leaving extra gel for one, I’d get one of them rubber do dads instead of using the orange wood do dad thing a Ma-bobs that they give you to rub the gel on. The gel doors dent easily before it’s cured which is why I’d like to try the rubber one next time. Even though they dent. I was able to smooth it out with my finger and after curing I can’t even find the dents I made. I should have pressed down more near the top of my nail they kinda flared up a little bit but it’s really not that bad especially after filing. That was definitely my error in application. The other hand is fine and it’s not flared up at all and I made them slightly shorter than the other hand. It’s not noticeably shorter than the other hand. Total application from start to finish was about an hour only because I’m slow AF with my left hand and I had some struggles. I ripped one of the nails in half while trying to stretch it. I used nail scissors to make it smaller. It still went over my finger bed a little bit. I was able to gently file that off my finger and it looks normal and not funny looking. They’re super easy to file and shape after curing. I’ll definitely use these again. Another thing I’d suggest is getting alcohol wipes. It comes with two but I used at least 4 in total. I wiped my naked nail, cured the gel, filed, wiped the gel before putting on a top coat and curing that. I beat up my nails. I’m a mom and I work as a preschool teacher. I’m constantly washing my hands and cleaning. So I’ll update on how they stand up to my brutality of hand washing and cleaning.
I had low expectations for this because of the reviews but I am pleasantly surprised by the quality. It took a bit of getting used to filing off the extra nail strip off the nails but other than that it was pretty easy to put on. Turned out much better than if I had painted my nails. This photo was taken 3 days after I put it on CSV.
These cured gel nails worked really well for me. I am a CNA and do a lot of heavy lifting and these gel stickers held up extremely well. I would add that I also purchased a UV lamp after reading customer reviews and I do believe the lamp is key to long lasting wear for these. I would also add that I believe nail prep with an emory board and drill helped too