OPI GelColor - Tile Art to Warm Your Heart 0.5 oz - #GCL25
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.
Additional DetailsItem Name: OPI GelColor - Tile Art to Warm Your Heart 0.5 oz - #GCL25
Type: Gel Polish
Weight: 62 grams - (0.062 kg)
Tags: Blue, Gel Polish, Group: Tile Art to Warm Your Heart, Lisbon Collection, and Pantone Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue
Tile Art To Warm Your Heart is from OPI Lisbon Collection. This is a spring/summer collection of 2018. The color is gorgeous. I think it is more of a medium royal blue. It does not lean to bright nor too dark. It is something in the middle. Just the right amount of royal blue. I compare this one with OPI Dating A Royal, Tile Art To Warm Your Heart is not as dark but definitely brighter. This has a creme finishing formula. The application is good. I would not say one of the best as I find the first stroke is a bit runny and uneven. But with a good technique, two coats are definitely enough to make it opaque. I only apply a bit at the tip of the brush and pull the color up. It makes the application so much easier. The drying time is quick too. I guess the less lacquer I put on my nails, the faster it dries. This is a pretty blue color that I think it's so good to wear in late spring/early summer. It looks great on both hands and toes. Since the color is quite bright, I think I will choose to wear it with denim and also with flip flop. The color just pops out. If you are into a true royal blue, I will recommended this one.
Tile Art To Warm Your Heart is a gorgeous shade of medium blue creme nail polish released as part of OPI's 2018 Lisbon collection. It is a gorgeous shade of true blue, which appears to have slightly warm undertones when paired with my NC15 skin. I love this as a manicure, it's a gorgeous colour which makes me smile. I would wear this all year round. The formula is OK. It is fully opaque in two coats. The first coat applies very patchy and streaky, and quite sheer I was very concerned about the quality of the formula when applying it! However, it somehow evens out completely with the second coat becoming completely opaque and not at all streaky. It is excellent at self-levelling. Do not be put off by the deceptively bad first coat! It wore for slightly less time than the other shades in this collection, only lasting 3 days before chipping when paired with base and top coat. This is why I deducted a lipstick, however the colour is still gorgeous enough for me to use again and enjoy having in my collection.