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Rated 5 out of 5 by ribbon Worth the Money
I have been very happy with this purchase. It does take a while to paint your nails (file, clean, prime, base, color, color, top, clean). However, once they are finished your nails look fantastic. I was worried with so many layers of polish my nails would never dry---but they did dry and as hard as a rock right when they came out of the lamp (which turns off automatically when your nails are finished). My nails have been painted for a week and I have no chips. (However, it does seem like it is going to be a long process to change nail polish--they have to soak in remover for about 15 min.)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brittbeah Very Happy
I was looking on another web site to buy a regular 36 watt UV lamp and a start up kit and I would have had to pay more then this system. I'm a fan of the LED UVs since there are so many advantages.
The 7 watt LED UV lamp included in this kit works well. You can only put 4 fingers in the little lamp, but it takes less time to cure then the regular UV lamps so it isn't a big deal to me. The cost of this system is equal to one or two visits to the salon to have the manicurist do this for me. The quality of the out come seems to be the same so far. I'm so happy with this purchase. It will save me so much $ and I can redo my nails any time I want without having to make an appointment :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by HollBell So Happy!
I wanted to try this because I love the look of painted nails but I always manage to smudge them whether I do them myself or have a manicure, and as a mom to an 8 month old I didn't even bother. This product is amazing and worth every penny! The color is beautiful, is dry right out of the light, easy to use and so so worth it. Yes, it takes a bit to apply (I had it all done in about an hour first time) but the payoff is instant. I agree that changing colors will be a bit of a process, but this is the only way I will do my nails from now on!
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasShopper2013 Worth the money
I've been doing gel polish manicures in salons for months (at 20 to 50 bucks a pop), so I figured I would try this set to see if I could save some money and time by not having to go to the salon. I saw an ad for this product after watching Fashion Police on E!, did some online research, and then bought it in my local Walmart store.
1. This set is easy and it works. I don't think it would have been as easy to figure out if I hadn't watched a professional do a gel polish manicure in a salon beforehand (because there are so many steps that are different from a traditional manicure, like the nail cleaner, the primer, base and top coats, the super thin layer of polish you're supposed to do, wiping the moisture layer off at the end with rubbing alcohol). It might be worth it to check out a youtube video or the Senationail website if you've never done a gel polish manicure before diving into doing your nails with this set. This at-home kit is totally doable, but you have to read and follow the directions.
2. Cheap price. Sephora now has a set that's over 3 times more expensive. It looks like it has a few little extras (like more manicure tools) but other than that it looks pretty much the same.
3. This set works with other brands of gel nail polish, which is a huge plus because there are not many colors under this brand name. Further, my local store was out of almost all of the extra colors.
1. My manicures with this set do not last as long as when I go to the salon. For instance, my gel polish manicures from salons would last 2 weeks, easy. With this set, I get about a week at most before the polish begins to peel. Now, this could be my fault in just not applying the polish as well l as a professional manicurist -- I don't know but that seems quite possible. Regardless of whether it's my fault or the set's, it's still a draw back compared to getting a salon gel polish manicure.
2. The LED light system only has a minute-long time setting -- there's no 30 second time setting. This means that when you're doing a phase where the cure time is 30 seconds instead of a minute, you have to watch the clock. But for 50 bucks, I can live without having both 30-second and minute settings on the LED light.
BOTTOM LINE: Highly recommend, especially if you really like the longer-wearing capabilities of gel polish but don't have the time or money to always get your nails done at the salon.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kemiii Amazing product. I've tried everything from nail stamps to glued nails...and I've never been wowed by a product before. When they say it dries instantly...they mean it. When I did my last 30 second curing I was a little nervous to touch it due to past experiences with nail polish. But what do you know? It was completely DRY. And super SHINY! I hope this lasts for at least 8 days!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveToShopOnABudget Perfect Gel/Shellac Manicure at HOME!!!
This really works! I am so happy. I just felt compelled to leave a review so you and others would know how awesome it is. I always read the reviews before I purchase something a little pricey. I love getting shellac manicures at a nail salon, but hate the price. Also, I always feel like they are rushed and don't do the best they can sometimes. I've had a few failed manicures at a salon. Now, I am in control and can take my time and make it look exactly like I want and have the salon quality. This stuff really is amazing. It's very easy to use and it has a super glossy shine. So beautiful! The starter kit is cheaper than two salon manicures and it contains ten! I have recieved so many compliments on my nails and love bragging that I did them myself. Try it! It's worth it! I promise you won't be disappointed!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Candy0312 AWESOME!
My mom got me this for mother's day after she let me use hers and I love it! I normally do not bother with my nails since they start chiping the next day but I love this kit!! It does take some time taking off, I think the rougher the natural nail the harder to get off, so when you buff make sure its still smooth. And remember to cap the nails to keep from chiping. I can paint my nails and go take care of my kids, or wash dishes, or whatever needs to be done around the house! Awesome!! Any gel nail polish works with it too if there is another color that you like better but the color selection is great!
Rated 5 out of 5 by PreciousWhisper I saw the commercials and even glanced at the starter kit on the shelf and thought it was too much money just to "paint" your nails. I finally broke down and purchased the starter kit...and I think FOUR additional colors! I tried it and fell in love! It is sooo easy to do and the quality and color is much better than what you would find in a salon. I was amazed at how fast the polish cures and my nails are rock hard and shiny! I am very pleased with this product and would strongly recommend it to anyone! Now, in two weeks I will fill you in on how it went removing the gel :).
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlowerP Better than a salon gel manicure
I'm a cosmetology student and I was looking for a kit to use not only on my clients but on myself as well. I was skepital about paying what I considered a lot for a "small box" with so much to offer but I figured what do I have to loose. The cost of the kit is equivalent to one and a half of a salon gel manicure in my neighborhood. I tried it out a week ago today with just one coat of the color and it's still vibrant and there's no scratches, or chipping of my nails which is what usually happens when I get a gel mani at my salon. What I realize from doing my own is the manicurist wasn't taking the time to cover my entire nails. NOTE#my reason for a rating of good for the value for price paid#: the lamp is small enough for one hand at a time. If your hand/fingers are short, the thumbs will have to be cured seperately from the other digits, which is what I had to do on several clients. It takes about 15/20 min to do a mani and you can do things right away. Theres no waiting an additional 20 or so min to make sure the color is dry like the average mani. I plan on investing in getting the other color polishes....This is definitely a kit to have. It's worth it to have a mani that actually last two weeks!
Rated 4 out of 5 by tryNsave Great Value!
I love using this kit, it makes me feel like a pro. The price isn't bad when you consider the cost of getting a manicure/pedicure every two weeks. The included lamp isn't great quality but it works and it definitely beats having to sit around waiting for your nails to dry. The gel nail polish is absolutely amazing and the shine is unbelievable. It's been a week and I haven't gotten any scratches or chips. I definitely recommend trying this product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by K0505 Worth every penny! LED (not UV)... Genius!
This product is great! I would recommend to anyone... And here is why:
Value - It cost about $50 for the startup kit, but it is totally worth it because just 1 bottle of polish will paint your nails numerous times. The same $50 would only get your nails painted twice at the salon. It's cheaper than the salon, less wait time, with same amazing results.
Safety - I am a big advocate for not using UV light, and this product uses an LED light to cure the nails. Therefore, you are protecting your skin from the potential UV damaging rays that can lead to skin cancer that you use at the salon.
Quality - I am very pleased with the way my nails turn out each time. Looks like I went to the salon. Raspberry color surprised me with how much I love it! It is a beautiful color and I get many compliments on it! Color doesn't chip like regular polish.. In 2 weeks, for me the color just peeled off... And I am ready for a new coat.
- its a process. Probably takes about as much time as it would if I used regular polish and set still for 15 minutes to let dry... but this product actually makes me sit still... (haha).. In the end the gel looks very nice.
- don't get the sparkly bluish/green color (ocean sparkle) it looks more dull grayish/green.
Rated 5 out of 5 by flcouns very satisfied!
I bought this because I love getting gel nails at the salon. I use my hands a lot so regular nail polish chips off the same day. I used it and it was very easy and took me about 30mins total. My only complaint was when i put my nails in the lamp they burned for several seconds and that doesn't happen to me at the salon. This could be due to getting a little on my skin or the lamp might just be strong. I didn't have any irritation or redness after that though. Overall I'm glad I bought it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaniJani Best nail polish on the market!
Regular polish chips the day after I put it on. I don't have the time or the money to go and have my nails done every week. I saw this at Walmart and thought it was a little pricey. I went home and read the reviews. Since they were all positive, I decided to try it. It didn't take very long to apply it. It was rather easy to follow the steps and it was dry instantly. It was on for eleven days before it started to chip. I am constantly doing dishes. I also planted flowers and scrubbed pool furniture without gloves. This stuff is amazing. It did take about twenty-five minutes to get it all off. I had to soak it in nail polish remover and then scrape it off. Even so, it is well worth the time and money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KallisMom LOVE IT!!
I cannot say enough about this kit, I love love love it! I was hesitant to buy it because of the cost and wasn't sure it would really work, but the reviews I found were mostly positive, and I'm so glad I did! The manicure process does take some time (it's the same process they use at the salons, I think it took about 30-35 minutes), but once you're done there's no dry time. When I use regular polish it takes an hour to dry and then I end up chipping it in less than a day. Even when I get manicures in a salon it lasts a day, 2-3 at most. I've gotten the gel manicures at salons and they last about 10 days for me but are so expensive, so I figured this is worth the cost if it works. Let me tell you, it works!!! I was amazed by how awesome my nails looked, so shiny and bright. I have had the nailpolish on for 7 days and it still looks awesome, absolutely no chips. I am very rough on my nails. I'm a stay at home Mom and I also watch other children so I'm constantly changing diapers, cleaning up messes, doing laundry, dishes, cooking, etc. I'm so impressed and I'm going to buy some more colors today. If you are thinking about getting this, go for it, it's a great investment!
Rated 5 out of 5 by AGD1975 Fantastic buy!
I was spending about $30 per month getting gel polish manicures at the salon. Now I can do it at home instead! It is very easy to follow the directions and the results are great. I've just completed my third manicure with this kit and it's more than paid for itself by now. Note: there are quite a few steps, and getting the polish off is no piece of cake, but other than that, worth every penny. I just file off the color, for those wondering how to remove the polish...
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopperMomCA I am in love with gel nails and Sensationail
I am one of those whose manicure is rarely ever perfect for more then 2 minutes after having it done - can't ever seem to make it without getting a nick on my nails, so when the manicurist offered gel with no dry time, it was a no-brainer to try it, despite the extra $15. Wow, did I fall in love with not only the durability but the slick, shiny, and raised look of gel nails! I was spending $23-$35 for gel manis at the salon, so when I saw this kit at a local drug store, I decided to give it a try (so far Walmart has the best price based on my research). Of course, I was skeptical, but once I googled and saw how much people like it, I was overwhelmed with excitement to try for myself. My first application, I did not apply primer, at the suggestion of one blogger, and so far my nails still look beautiful after nearly a week. I will, however, try with primer around the edges next time. The only downside is that gel nails are rather hard to remove, but I believe wrapping acetone-soaked cotton will work, based on many other reviews. Doubt no more, this product is here to stay. I don't think I am ever going back to standard manis. Order a kit or two for yourself!
Rated 5 out of 5 by bykerlady Awesome!
ITs not very often I'm this impressed with a product, but this is fantastic! Its been well over a week and I don't have any chips. Normally I wouldn't make it through the first day. Yes its a bit of work but the results are worth it and as I said, it really lasts. Haven't tried the removal yet so I can't attest to that.
Rated 5 out of 5 by loriforn Nail Tech
As a former manicurist with access to beauty supply stores, I was hesitant to buy this. But the price was SOOOO good, that I couldn't pass it up. I never polish my nails any more, because it just doesn't last and I gave up using all the fake stuff, do to the damage it caused to my nails. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised. The polish was easy to use, and is lasting me into the second week and is still very shiny. I can't say that I have been careful with this polish. I am pulling weeds, washing dishes, etc. and it is still lasting. I really tested it. I am very happy. If I have to gripe about 1 thing, it would be that the color choices are not that great.
Rated 5 out of 5 by wscbrown This will pay for it's self in just 2 uses.
My manicurist charges $30 and It takes me 90 minutes to drive to her and get the manicure and come back home. I did my own manicure in 30 minutes. This kit was easy following the step by step directions. The smell was minimal and my nails turned out so shiny and wet looking. Of course they are not as perfect as my manicurist around the nail but I will get better with practice. This is user error not the kit error. I am very very happy. I have gel nails and I did it myself. I got the pink rose and it is very light, a very nice color to start with. I would buy it again in a heart beat.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbarlow Srsly where has this been all my life
This is basically the gel they put on your nails, at a nail salon, over the fake nail tip they glue on. I always thought to myself....why not just put the gel on my regular nail. I guess the difference is you soak this gel off with acetone.
It may take one or two tries to get the hang of applying thin layers. It is kinda misleading, at first, when it says 3 simple steps, it's more like 6 but after the 1 or 2 tries it will seem like 3 steps.
With me normal polish would last 18 hours. I can't honestly tell you how long this lasts because the gap from where my cuticle/bare nail/new growth is to where the polish is gets too big and, really I get tired of have the same polish on for 10 days. I wash dishes with very hot water and use baking soda alot to scrub pots and pans; it's like a show room car shine the whole time.
You can also use different types of nail polish. If you do a search for "gelish sandwich" in youtube it will show you how, although it's a different brand called Gelish not available at Walmart, it's the same thing. The picture I have is a Sally Hansen insta-dry color that the label got peeled off. Sorry I don't have a picture of the raspberry wine color which is very nice as well.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nccmelissa Best starter kit ever!
I can't give this product enough stars. I've used it twice and I absolutely love it! I easily get at least 2 weeks of chip-free color. It's easy to use and what a value. You can't beat the value especially because it comes with an LED light. I did a lot of research before buying this one and I know I made the right decision.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KEB Worth every penny!
I usually get a new set of gel nails every 2-3 weeks at a salon which runs $35 before tip. I picked this up at my local store, the last one left in any color, and decided what the heck. I tried it that night and within 20 minutes of arriving home with the kit my nails were finished and beautiful. I did my thumb seperately from the rest of my fingers since the area in the light is not big enough to hold all 5 fingers, but this was not an issue for me. The whole process so incredibly easy. I can't wait to try other colors!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveMyVideo Definitely worth it
If you do your nails twice, this system is paid for. The most time consuming part is removing the old polish. I thought that the steps were well explained and it was easy to do. I love the fact that as soon as I'm done, I can do what I want without worrying about smudges. I would absolutely recommend this
Rated 5 out of 5 by prettypolish29 I love this product. I started off using UV lights with gelish nail polish which I would buy online. While these products worked also, they took much longer to cure. On another note this LED light is wonderful and this is the cheapest set I have found to buy. Most LED lamps are over $100 by themselves. This is an excellent deal and my nails look beautiful!
Rated 5 out of 5 by flossykp Love it!
I have been getting shellac done for quite sometime and paying alot for just my toes and thought I really want to see if this stuff works and it DOES! I did my fingernails and it was pretty easy to apply by myself, problem only is it's hard to paint your own nails, and it has been on my nails now for over 2 weeks, I've pulled weeds, swam, gardened and no chips! I have now went and bought my second color.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mkholly Great looking nails that last!
This is a great product. It helps to strengthen your nails and keeps them looking great for 2 weeks. I like to polish over the gel color after the first week because I like to change my colors every week and my regular polish will last a week or longer without chipping. I do have a very hard time with removal, I've tried all the suggestions but a lot of other people seem to have no problem. The only negative is the lack of colors, the ones they have are ok but I'd like to see some more variety. Any what new spring colors they did come out with have been impossible for me to find anywhere. I highly recommend this, you won't be disappointed.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maggiemotorhome Worth The Money
I'm very pleased with this product. It takes awhile to learn to apply the polish without getting on it your cuticles. My first application was on for 2 weeks and the only reason I removed it was because my nails were getting too long. It took quite awhile to remove the product but it did not damage my nails. As an added bonus my nails were actually stronger than before I applied the gel polish. Awhile before I purchased the Nailene I was considering another brand of gel polish I found on the internet at the price of $129 and decided against it. I saw a comercial on TV about the Nailene Starter Kit. I would highly recommended this to anyone who wants gel polish nails but cannot afford the $30 every 2 weeks at a salon. It dose require time and patience, but a great prouct.
Rated 5 out of 5 by amos1moses A product that delivers!
I have to say this kit is amazing. Follow the easy to use instructions and BAM....two full weeks of nails that look amazing. I have had this kit for 1 month and have really put the polish to the test. Directly after polishing I did dishes, cleaned windows (even removing screens), played catch with my boys, even spent an entire day in the lake....not one blemish or chip. You can play with the colors to come up with different shades. Truly one of the best kits out there. Removal is the hardest part but doing it once every two weeks instead of every couple days....well worth the extra work. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by AtHomeWifeNMom Used to go to salons, now no need to...this is easy to use and stays on great. Love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeganLM This kit was easy to use, the instructions were easy to follow and I am incredibly satisfied with the overall quality. I enjoy going to the salon and getting my nails done, but very rarely find the time. The start up is a little expensive, but it's no more expensive than two manicures. And by having it at home you can touch up if you need to. I was a little skeptical at first, but am very pleased with the final product. The only warning I will give is to make sure to take the time to do it right the first time and not get the gel on your skin so that it looks a little neater in the end. I'll know for next time :)