OPI GelColor - Taupe-less Beach 0.5 oz - #GCA61
There’s nothing optional about wearing this enticing taupe.
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.
The dye lot I had (gel formula in 2017) was more brown/grey taupe than lavendar but there is a cool-blue tint to this taupe,Very versatile, neutral and cool. Easy to apply (so opaque it covers everything!) and self-leveling. No issues. Perfect for a boring corporate mani. Very suitable as an interview color.
Hands down one of my favorite polishes. I just love the color and it's got a great formula. I can usually do 2 coats without any patchiness or streaks. Amazing polish.
This light grey polish with a hint of lavender is actually quite surprising. It doesn't look very impressive in the bottle but on the nails it is very pretty. I am fair skinned and thought this might look washed out on me but the purple tone really pops. It's a cream and is completely opaque in two coats. The formula is a bit thick, so some might be able to get away with 1 coat. It looks fantastic on short or medium length nails. It's perfect for work. Some say it seems more of a winter color but I am wearing it in the middle of June and it looks very spring or summery in the sunlight. But it could work in all seasons. I love most of the Brazil collection and this may be one of my favorites. I would definitely purchase again. I polished my nails on Monday without a top coat and the polish is still looking great on Friday!!
This is a different and interesting neutral. It's a light grey creme with slight touch of lavender to it. A little on the conservative side, but slightly more edgy than most lady-like shades.Good OPI formula. Opaque in two coats and no problems with application or wear.I'd buy this one again.