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OPI GelColor: The Test Run

I've got my first OPI GelColor application -- here are the details.
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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.