Hi everyone! Today I have something completely out of the norm for Nail Polish Wars ... a gel system. I know, calm down. The Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit is designed to turn any mani into a gel mani, so I was really curious about it. I started off with a basic polka dot design, and then had some fun with it!
The Geltox Starter Kit Contains:
Geltox top coat, Pre-timed LED Lamp, Hoof Stick, Geltox Cleanser, and 4-way buffer
I started off with two coats of OPI That's Hula-rious and two coats of China Glaze Boho Blues on my ring fingers. I followed with one coat of SV. I added a polka dot design in the corresponding colors, and added a second coat of SV.
Following the kit's instructions, I waited 30 minutes to let my mani set. Then I added one coat of Geltox top coat, and placed a small rhinestone on each nail. I then placed my hand under the pre-timed 60 second LED lamp. I used a cotton pad with the Geltox Cleanser to remove the slight tacky layer from my nail, and they were done!
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed using this system. My rhinestones held strong throughout the life of my mani. I did notice a difference in thickness while wearing this, but it was nothing too difficult to get used to. I wore this for a week solid - which is kind of a crazy amount of time for me. I did have some lifting in a few areas, but easily fixed them with a bit of base coat.
You can find the Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit at their storefront here, and be sure to check them out on Facebook for all of their latest releases and updates.
I hope you enjoyed! Happy Painting!
*Products provided for the purpose of an honest review*