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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.
Black Cherry Chutney- Not same as the original polish
Lovely color but lacks that depth and iridescence that the original polish had. Wish they could re-create it more accurately.
I am obsessed with this color since the first time I used it!
I actually bought it because my salon did not have it. Used every time since!
Love this color! It may be purple but it shows many different colors in the light!
This is a really pretty black cherry polish.
This is a really pretty black cherry polish. It is so dark that it almost looks black from afar, but when you get closer and especially in sunlight, you can see the real beauty of this deep rich dark black cherry color. This is a sultry sexy grown up color. It has subtle shimmers in it and that adds depth and dimension to this look. The formula on this is great and it covers completely in two thin coats. I did have trouble though with the initial coat of polish as it tended to want to run into my cuticles. The formula is not thin or watery and runny so I don't know why I was having trouble. This has been on my wish list for quite some time and I finally picked it up at HEB. I am so happy I did! I see now why this has been around for years, it's a classic and perfect for any time of year. Clean up is easy and this did not stain my nails or discolor my cuticles. I wore this for 4 days and only had a little bit of normal tip wear and no chipping. I really love this vampy shade on me. It's got that warmth that keeps it from looking harsh and cold even though it's very dark and I am fair. I love how it sparkles and come to life in the sunlight.
This might be my favourite OPI colour of all time.
This might be my favourite OPI colour of all time. It really is like a black cherry very deep reddy purple with a hint of shimmer. The shimmer is so fine this almost looks like a creme. It goes on opaque in two thin coats and I have never had a problem with the formula. I repurchased after my bottle which I'd had for many years dried out and the colour and formula seemed consistent. Great for fall and winter, really dramatic and vampy, yet sophisticated. A classic.