Fuschia experiment

The sun is finally emerging in the UK so flower shades are in order. I still can’t think of hot pinks but this fuschia is helping me bridge the seasons.fullsizeoutput_66c6

This is a real cheapie peel off – MRO, shade 25 – which I found on ebay.  It’s supposedly a 3-in-1 product, no need for base or top coat;£3.55 apiece, including postage.

BUT I didn’t feel it worked well on its own.  For a start there were no instructions and those sent by the seller, after I’d asked, referred to soak off rather than peel off.

I gathered that 60 seconds was the curing time and realised that there was no sticky residue to wipe off after application.

The two coats I applied left my weak nails feeling fragile; the shine was gone after 24 hours and the tips began to chip. Because the gel was so thin – just two coats instead of four – it wouldn’t peel off an entire nail and I was forced to chip, peel, chip till it was gone.  However, there was no staining on the nails.

The photo shows my second application where I used a dual base and top coat from Bluesky in conjunction with MRO.  The nails feel much stronger but some tips have chipped already.

UPDATE 5/6/2017

This sandwich application was also difficult to remove.  I then tried base coat, layer of Bluesky, layer of MRO, top coat.  Watch this space…

 

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