OPI GelColor: The Test Run

I've got my first OPI GelColor application -- here are the details.
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I've got my first OPI GelColor application -- here are the details.
Gelcolor by OPI in Cajun Shrimp

This is my first mani in GelColor by OPI in Cajun Shrimp. As you may know, OPI GelColor is the latest in no-chip manicures. Super shiny!

Let's get straight to the details:

1) GelColor goes on like polish, with a polish-style brush from a black OPI polish bottle.

2) The consistency is thin, like polish, but perhaps too thin. Two coats of colour didn't look quite right -- Leeanne and I could see shadowy areas in the finish. One more layer to make it three coats of colour fixed that problem.

3) Two coats of OPI GelColorbase is better than one -- you get a smoother finish that makes two coats of colour look perfect.

4) The base coat cures in an LED UV lamp in just 10 seconds; the colour in 30 seconds for each coat. That's less UV exposure, and a faster manicure. *LIKE*

I've just had this done, so I'll have to let you know how durable the manicure is, whether it'll last three weeks for me like OPI Axxium Soak-Off Gel does. This OPI GelColor mani may prove to be more durable than usual because at the moment I have a couple of extra layers on my nails.

Stay tuned.

Manicure by Leeanne Colley at Tips Nail Bar & Spa.