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OPI Gelcolor soak off gel polish (released on October of 2011) applies just like traditional nail polish, but gives your like a super shiny finish that lasts up to two weeks. You can just simply apply the gel like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV or LED lamp for the specified period of time.
Why choose OPI Gelcolor?
OPI Gelcolor is produced by the largest manufactur of nail products in the world. OPI's Gelcolor will last for 2 weeks and is made specifically to fight the normal wear and tear from daily activities. Their formula does not damage the natural nails and will help keep your nails strong and healthy.
How long does it take for OPI Gelcolor to cure?
The curing times for Gelcolor gel polish is highly dependent on the type of lamp that you are using. For LED Lamps, Gelcolor will take 20-30 seconds to cure. However, with a UV Lamp, it will take 2 - 3 minutes to cure. Check out the latest LED lamp for faster curing!
How do I use OPI Gelcolor polish?
The Gelcolor application process is very similar to the other soak off gel polishes... This is how you do it:
Step 1. Prepare the nail by using an orangewood stick to push the cuticles back for a clean application of gel
Step 2. Shape your nails to your style with a natural nail filer (150 grit or higher)
Step 3. Prepare the natural nail by gently removing the shine using a buffer... lightly buff it to rough up the nail beds
Step 4. Remove the oils and dust on your nail by using nail cleanser
OPI Gelcolor Application
Step 5. (Roll the gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Base Coat onto your nail.
Step 6. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 10 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 1 minute. The top coat will remain tacky/sticky, but this is normal of any soak off gel polish.
Step 7. (Roll the Gelcolor bottle in your hands to mix the contents) Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Color coat to your nail. Don't forget to cap the nail edges to create a seal. Make sure you remove any Gelcolor from the skin prior to curing.
Step 8. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 9. Apply a second coat of Gelcolor color to the nail.
Step 10. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 11. Apply a thin even layer of Gelcolor Top Coat onto your nail. The top coat creates a high shine while protecting the gel layers below it from damage. Don't froget to cap the nail edges to create a seal.
Step 12. Place your hand in an LED Lamp and cure for 20 seconds or UV Lamp and cure for 2 minute.
Step 13. Use a liberal amount of alcohol (99%) or gel cleanser with a lint free pad to remove the tacky/sticky residue from your nail.
This is the perfect white color! That being said, of course with ANY light color, you may need multiple coats to avoid the streaky look. Gel polish is conveniently only 60 seconds to dry (i always do 120 just to be sure) and you can do multiple coats in a short period of time. Anyone who gives a bad review based on streaks, it’s a light color, what do you expect. Use very light frequent coats and you’ll be fine. The thicker the polish the thicker your nails will be, this preventing breaking!
We love it!
Easy to apply and when it dries under a light, it’s gorgeous!
I don't understand how anyone can get it to look good.
I don't understand how anyone can get it to look good. It's so patchy and streaky any way you apply it. I ended up throwing it away it was so bad.
Alpine Snow is a true white opaque, crisp and clean.
Alpine Snow is a true white opaque, crisp and clean. It has an excellent formula and is opaque in only two coats. It applies smoothly and is not patchy or streaky a great feat for a white shade! It dries quickly and to shiny finish. This shade would be a great one to use for a french manicure as it applies smoothly and easily, it would work well when applying smooth, crisp lines. As a full mani, it looks very chic and fashionable. It works best on warmer skin, and looks especially striking on medium-dark tones. This is an excellent staple white polish to add in your collection. Great quality formula and colour.
I usually love OPI polishes.
I usually love OPI polishes. Alpine Snow felt like and looked like white out. It was difficult to apply -goopy, streaky, and somehow became a complete mess in my cuticles (not normal for me). The color was also far too stark. It simply looked bad.