I have a bit of an unfortunate review for you today about the Nailene Ultra Quick Brush On Gel Kit. When I initially received the Ultra Quick Brush On Gel Kit from Nailene I was ecstatic because it promised gel nails quickly and easily in the comfort of your own home. Many of you already know that I am a complete disaster when it comes to nail art. Even the simple act of painting my nails can become quite a task as I always manage to get polish around the nail bed. However, I felt confident using this kit because it promised to be easy.
The kit itself was well designed and included instructions that were easily to follow, however I would still recommend reading them over twice before beginning the process. The entire procedure took approximately an hour and by the end I was wishing I had simply gone to the nail salon.
The set comes with 2 complete salon looks, including 48 nail tips, both in natural and a french manicure design. The tips come in a variety of sizes, however I ended up having to use the duplicates of the same size for various nails, therefore depleting the stash of extra tips. I decided to go for the french manicure look, since I always find that it looks so classy and put together. However, looking back on it, the natural tips would have been easier for a first timer since it would allow you to cover any blemishes with your favourite polish. Had I used the natural tips from the start this may have been a completely different review.
The steps to complete this look are quick simple and can essentially be dumbed down to:
- Attach corresponding nail tip to your natural nail using the gel overlay
- Paint a layer of gel overlay over each nail from bed to tip then while this layer is still wet apply a layer the gel activator
- Repeat previous step as necessary
After this process the seam between your natural nail and the false tip should have disappeared, unfortunately that was not the case for me after 3 thin coats of gel overlay & activator. The false tips remained quite apparent on the majority of my nails and as I previously mentioned since I was so messy with the application, the gel was stuck to my skin and would not budge. I also found that the gel simply would not dry on my nails and this problem was present for a full day after the application, therefore I was left with nails that had apparent dents. The instructions recommend that if this happens, to add another layer of gel overlay and activator, which I had absolutely no luck with.
Overall I think that Nailene has a great concept but the execution of the kit is not perfected yet. Despite my initial excitement I found this kit difficult to use correctly and quite time-consuming. However, as I mentioned previously I still do not want to completely write this kit off yet as I think that I would have had a different experience if I had used the natural tips since I would have been able to hide any blemishes that I had created during the application process.
If you are looking to get gel nails I would recommend simply going to a salon as they will be professional quality, easy and last much longer. Have you tried a gel nail kit similar to the Nailene Ultra Quick Brush On Gel Kit? What was your experience like?
Disclaimer: The items in this post were sent for review, however my reviews will always express my honest opinion on a product since the reader is my number one priority.