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.