Who doesn’t love a good manicure? I used to get my nails did a few times a month and now I just don’t have the time to be running back and forth to the salon. I find it way more convenient, and economical, to just do them at home. The only problem (which you all know by now) is my polish never seems to last more than 2 days before chipping. I love gel manicures because you get 3 times the lasting power, but again who has the time to set each nail under a LED or UV lamp? L’Oreal Paris, always being on the up and up on the latest technology, has designed a 3 piece system to get a gel-like polish from the comfort of your own home without the use of a lamp.
L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque 1-2-3 System provides you with the benefits of salon UV-gel nails without the hassle and harmful effects of the UV lamps. It delivers a super glossy, ultra-shiny, no-ridge nail shape with incredible colour that lasts for days. Its rubber-silicone- infused formula helps coat each nail perfectly offering multiple-day wear with a salon inspired polished look. Step 1, the gel primer base gel covers the ridges, and layers on volume to the nails surface for an instantly smooth and flawless base. Step 2, the gel colour plumper provides a rich, chip-free and fade free colour that magnifies so nails are visibly thicker and more intense. Step 3, the gel glaze magnifier amplifies and further plumps the colour with a resilient and magnified shine that helps capture and reflect from every angle.
The process is simple, start by applying the gel primer base coat to clean nails followed by 2 coats of the gel colour. Wait till gel colour is completely dry and apply gel glaze as a top coat for a shiny, long lasting finish. Step 1 and Step 3 are packaged together, whereas Step 2 is your colour selection gel polish and is sold separately. Step 1 dries very quickly, step 2 takes about 10 minutes in between coats and step 3 dries within a few minutes. The polishes have a thicker formula than regular nail polish, but its unique consistency applies evenly and smoothly for easy application. It’s fully opaque after 2 coats and lasts on the nails for a solid 5 to 6 days before seeing any wear like chipping or colour fading.
If I had to describe the L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque 1-2-3 System it would be…. Amazing. The dry time is really impressive, base coat is completely dry by the time I was ready to apply my colour and top coat was dry within minutes. No more worry about smudging or ruining your polish as you get on with the rest of your day. Directions say to apply 2 coats of the colour polish, which is correct, totally opaque after 2 thin coats. I wore this polish for a solid 6 days before I saw my first chip and it stayed ultra-shinny for the entire week. It’s pretty easy to remove, a little harder than a traditional polish, but nothing that a good nail polish remover can’t handle and a little extra elbow grease. Overall I love how shiny and thick my nails look, they even felt stronger and I adore how easy the application process was.
L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque 1-2-3 in Elegance is Innate, Shinetastic, Vintage Vinyl, Fashion’s Finest and Hot Couture.
Keep in mind that the top and base coat are specifically designed to be used with L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque and will not work with other gel polishes you may already have, or standard nail polish. This is the perfect system for those looking for an inexpensive, easy to use, at home gel system that doesn’t require a ton of accessories or a ton of time to apply. L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque 1-2-3 Primer and Glaze Lacque Top Coat Kit retails for $15.99 (together) and L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque Gel Glaze Colour retails for $8.99 each and comes in 21 new shades at mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada.
L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Lacque 1-2-3 in Shinetastic