I recently received a Sensationail Deluxe Gel Starter Kit (see full review post here) I absolutely love the kit and so much so that I have bought some more gel polishes to use with it and have my eye on quite a few more. One of the polishes I have is Precious Peony by Sensationail and today I have my very first gel nail polish NOTD (nail of the day) post using it, I also added an accent nail and in today's post I will let you know how I created the look and also let you how the polish wore and how long it lasted, so I will give you a review of the products used too.
Creating The Look
I created today's look on my daughters nails, Cole really wanted to try the Precious Peony so she was my guinea pig for today's nail look. I used the Sensationail Deluxe Gel Starter Kit to create the look, it is a fantastic kit and contains everything needed to create 10 gel manicures.
Creating The Look
The first thing I did was cleansed the nails using the cleanser and a lint free wipe, then applied the primer to all the nails and let it air dry, I then applied the base coat and cured under the lamp for 15 seconds, then I applied 1 coat of Precious Peony to all the nails and cured it under the lamp for 30 seconds, I then applied a second coat of Precious Peony to all the nails and cured for 30 seconds.
Next I used the MAC Reflects Transparent Pink glitter and applied it to the ring finger, I applied it by dabbing it onto the nail with my finger until all the nail was covered.
Finally I applied a coat of the top coat to all the nails and cured under the lamp for 15 seconds and to finish I wiped over all the nails with some cleanser on a lint free wipe.
The Finished Look
I really like the pink sparkly accent nail and it goes to show you don't have to use a glitter gel polish to achieve this look, you can use any glitter you have but I thought the Reflects Transparent Pink glitter would look lovely, I hope you agree.
The polish wore really well and lasted for 2 weeks before Cole had to remove it because of the re growth she had on her nails. Her nails were still very glossy and the glitter accent nail was absolutely fine, I worried it wouldn't last because I'd used a MAC glitter and not a glitter gel polish but it was fine and Cole received so many compliments on her nails with people asking where she'd had them done and what brand and shade it was.
To remove the polish, Cole cut up some large square cotton pads into small pieces and soaked them in acetone nail polish remover, she then wrapped them around her nail then wrapped her nail in some tin foil and left for around 20 - 30 minutes and then used a wooden cuticle pusher to scrape the polish off, it removed really easily as did the glitter accent nail.
I am really pleased with the way Coles nails turned out, and think this is a really pretty look. When I did Coles nails it was only the second time I had used the Sensationail gel kit so I am really pleased Cole got so many compliments on her nails, I think the accent nail looks lovely too and I am really pleased how well the polish and the accent nail lasted, they both wore really well and still looked great when it was time to remove the polish.
I hope you enjoyed my very first gel notd post, let me know if you would like to see some more gel polishes in my notd posts and if you would like me to use some different glitters for accent nails too.
If you would like to re create this look, you can find the Sensationail Deluxe Gel Starter Kit on the Boots website for £49.99, the Precious Peony gel nail polish is also on the Boots website £15.00 and you can find the MAC glitter in Reflects Transparent Pink on the MAC website - £16.00.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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