Here's my review and swatches on the Madam Glam Beginners Soak-Off Gel Polish Kit. I've had this gel gel polish kit for a while now but didn't really have a chance to try it out until recently. This is also my first time trying out gel polish so I was very excited when I received the package. I also have a color changing gel polish to show and review as well but that will be shared in another post so let's see what my thoughts on this kit were.
Everything came packaged really well to me. The polishes were all bubbled wrapped and the Mini LED Nail Lamp came in a box. The LED lamp is pretty small and compact so I think it would be easy to travel with and it wouldn't take up a lot of space on a table. For the polishes, you get the the Soak-Off Base Gel, the Soak-Off Top Gel, and a Soak-Off Gel Polish color of your choice. They come in a sleek all black bottle with a simple but feminine Madam Glam logo. The bottle size for the polishes are 15ml. I like that the polish color is shown on the cap of the bottle but I do wish the name of the polish color was on the bottom of the bottle as well instead of just the polish number.
How to Use
I'm a newbie to gel polish so I followed the steps Madam Glam had on their website HERE. They were pretty easy to follow along and I was able to create my first gel polish manicure on my nails following their instructions. If you prefer seeing the whole process, you can look for a step by step gel polish tutorial on Youtube too.
Before showing how the color looked on my nails, I wanted to talk about the polish application. Comparing it to regular nail polish, I noticed that the gel polish was very
thick in consistency. It did make it a bit hard to apply and I also had to make
sure to apply each coat thinly so that each coat was able to be cured evenly.
Madam Glam Honeydew is a green honeydew creme. Formula was thick but as long as I took my time applying the polish, application was good. I think this color is perfect to wear during the Spring and Summer season. Its such a refreshing shade. This is two coats.
I forgot to take pictures but I wore the manicure for around 4 days and I noticed almost no chipping. This is really good since most normal nail polish manicures chips pretty fast on me. The important thing to do when applying gel polish is to make sure to apply the polish on the tips of the nails too. Since I noticed almost no chipping on my nails, I can feel pretty confident and say that the gel polish can probably last a while on my nails with minimal chipping.
For a beginner like myself that's new to gel polish, I thought this gel polish set was really great. It included all the essential things I needed like a mini LED lamp, the Soak-Off Base Gel, the Soak-Off Top Gel, and a Soak-Off Gel Polish color of your choice. The other tools you need for the gel polish process are things that everyone has in their household too. The process of applying the gel polish did take a bit longer than applying regular polish but the end result looked really good. I like that gel polish can stay on your nails longer without much noticeable wear. This makes it more convenient to wear if your traveling or don't have much time to spend doing your nails frequently. I can totally see myself using this set for when days I don't have time to change my nail color as frequently but I want something on my nails that won't wear down as much as regular polish does. The only thing I didn't like was the time it took for me to remove the gel polish off my nails.
Overall, I'm happy with the Madam Glam Beginners Soak-Off Gel Polish Kit. It's a nice beginner kit for someone who's interested in trying out gel polish without spending a fortune. It is a pretty expensive kit but taking into account that your getting the most essential items in the gel polish process, I believe its worth it. The Madam Glam Beginners Soak-Off Gel Polish Kit costs $104.84. Individual Madam Glam Soak-Off Gel Polish cost $19.95. The only negative thing about using gel polish is taking it off. I found it a very difficult to remove and I definitely had to spend more time taking it off compared to regular nail polish. I don't see myself using gel polish a lot on a daily basis but if I went on vacation or a long trip somewhere, its a nice system to use to achieve a manicure that lasts a longer time without chipping much. This would also be a great gift to give to someone who's into nail polish and has an interest in trying out gel polish or someone who likes wearing a nail color on their nails longer without having to change them as often. What do you think of the Madam Glam Beginners Soak-Off Gel Polish Kit?
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*Madam Glam sent the Madam Glam Beginners Soak-Off Gel Polish Kit for review purposes. My opinion is 100% honest.*