So one of my new favorite stores is Ulta. A few weeks ago I went crazy when I went in there and one of my purchases was the Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free Nail Color in Blueberry. I was so excited to get it! The claims of this product are:
- Rock solid in 5 minutes
- Patent leather shine
- Removal is quick and easy
- Since there is no UV light needed, you can do your mani anywhere
- So easy to put on and so easy to take off
Well I tried it one night once Nadia was down for the night. There were too many steps involved. First you apply the activator coat- making sure that its been ten minutes since you washed your hands to be free of lotions and oils. Then you apply the nail color in a thin coat which will be runny and thin. That step has to be done quickly so that the activator coat is not too dry. BOOOOOO!! After that you move on to the opposite hand. You have to do these steps twice for each hand.
Yes you do end up with a patent leather shine but after two days of real life you have chips and fading. Personally, I was disappointed that I invested that much time and effort into something with unsatisfactory results. True, this was my first attempt to use but I will not again. I can get better results in a shorter amount of time with longevity to the color by just going the old fashioned way. Not to mention, that I cannot remove unless I have the NO Mess Remover or 100% acetone!
Needless to say that I will not try again or gift to any of my peeps! Sorry!
|After 3 days|