Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Madam Glam Soak Off UV Gel #75 Magenta

Today I have something new to show you!
Laura from Madam Glam asked me if I wanted to do a review on a UV Gel Polish by Madam Glam.
Always up for new things, so here it is.

Madam Glam, based in New York, is sold exclusively online.
Besides their regular nail polish, nail care and nail art products, they recently launched a Soak Off UV Gel line that will last 3 to 4 weeks!!!

Here is the package I received:


Inside:


Tutorial


For those who can't or don't want to look at the video, here is a step-by-step:

Step 1: Materials
Get your materials together:
- Base Gel
- Gel Polish
- Top Gel
- Remover/Acetone
- Something to clean cuticles; brush/remover pen/orange wood stick
- Cotton pads
- UV lamp/LED lamp
- Gel cleanser (additional)

Step 2: Preparation
Make sure your nails are clean.
I simply used a cotton pad with Acetone.
I didn't push back cuticles or anything like that, but it is an option.

Step 3: Apply Base Gel and cure under lamp
You can work nail by nail, but I chose to do 4 nails at once and the thumb nail separate.
I applied a thin coat of Base Gel.
Make sure your cuticles stay clean.
Then I cured it under the UV lamp:
UV: 2 min.
LED: 30 sec.

Step 4: Apply Gel Polish and cure under lamp
The Gel Polish looked kind of syrupy and hard to work with.
Surprisingly on top of the Base Gel it applied like heaven.
I used one coat of Gel Polish.
Again, make sure your cuticles stay clean.
Cure under lamp:
UV: 2 min.
LED: 30 sec.

Step 5: Apply Top Gel and cure under lamp
I already have some gel top coats that I've tried out before and in these cases I really had to make sure that I've used a very thin coat. Otherwise the finished look got wrinkled.
I applied this Top Gel with thin and thicker coats and it wasn't a problem at all.
During application you might see some small bubbles but another brush stroke can get this away.
My tip: Keep on brushing (without taking more Top Gel) till you get a perfect smooth surface.
Don't forget the free edge for longer durability!
Then cure under the lamp:
UV: 2 min.
LED: 30 sec.

Step 6: Additional???
A few minutes (10) after curing the Top Gel, the finished nails were still wet/sticky to touch; leaving my finger print.
I'm not sure if it is the result of the sticky product that Gels can leave, too short time of curing or simply that I have to wait longer before touching.
However I used a cotton pad soaked with Gel Cleanser (Essence) and the surface was smooth again and dry to touch.
So I can really recommend using a Gel cleanser as finishing step!!



Review

Application: Application was very easy (did you notice I even did this with my non-dominant hand).
Color: The magenta color is very vibrant. I can also describe it as a darker hot pink.
Finish: Glossy. And according to the amount of layers and it being gel polishes, still very thin.
Note: Use a gel cleanser after last cure to get rid of the stickyness.
Durability: I can't tell yet but will let you know!
I did remove my nail art with Acetone and it didn't effect the Gel Polish underneath.
Soak Off: Can't tell yet but again will let you know over time.
Final verdict: Believing that this will stay on for 3-4 weeks and if you're looking for a product like that, with great color, and easy to apply. I can definitely recommend these products by Madam Glam!

You can get 30% off using my link
Or use coupon code: YGEL30OFF

Nail art

I admit: I'm terrible at making art with my non-dominant hand.
I used a zipper bag on which I put a layer of topcoat.
Then I free handed some small fall designs using acrylic paint.
After drying time I removed the topcoat with designs from the zipper bag and placed them on the nail, sealing it with topcoat.


That's it for today!
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7 comments:

  1. yes, it is your right hand ツ
    love this color, look amazing on your nails 。◕‿◕。

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    1. Polishing isn't really a problem, but art....NO WAY hahaha.
      Thanks sweetie! Love yah

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  2. great review :)
    this colour is fantastic

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  3. I have never tried the gel like polishes. I have heard they are wonderful but they do cost a tad more. I am so glad you are getting to do reviews! And I would have never thought of the plastic bag thing.

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  4. Very pretty pink, and I love your mushrom! :-)

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  5. The pink here is very very pretty :) You're very precise at your nail art.

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