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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Red Carpet Manicure - Professional Starter Kit £89.95 (buy here)

Shimmery Silhouette £12.95 (buy here)

I've been so excited to share this with you all as it is definitely my best purchase of the year!!

Most of you will know that I am obsessed with Shellac and if you don't - well check my previous Shellac posts here...  Like I said, obsessed.

Now, I have been fortunate enough to have a fab nail technician who is really cheap and does such an amazing job in my home town.  Unfortunately though, with me moving to Manchester for good soon, it means I will no longer be able to keep getting my nails done with her.  

What is worse is that the cost of Shellac manicures in Manchester doubles!! So I will be paying minimum £60 per month for my nails.  Now I just cannot justify that.  There are so many other things I would prefer to spend my money on. 

And after my most recent manicure experience which was in Manchester and did cost £30 and was RUBBISH I really cannot bear the thought. 

So with that in mind I decided to search for an at home kit.  Ideally, I would love to have tried Gelish or Shellac but these are really expensive and only available to the pro's in the uk.  Gelish is available to people at home from Sallys in the US though. 

So after having carried out some research I decided to take the plunge and go for the Professional Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit.  

Firstly, can I just say I was so impressed with their service!! It turned up the next day and postage was free!! Amazing - especially because when you order online the excitement can be to much to bear when waiting for delivery!

What's in the box?

    Professional LED Light (with timer function)
    PURIFY Pre & Post Application Cleanser (59ml)
    PREP Max Adhesion Sanitizer (9ml)
    STRUCTURE Base Coat Gel (9ml)
    BRILLIANCE Seal & Shine Top Coat Gel (9ml)
    ERASE Gel Nail Polish Remover (59ml)
    REVITALIZE Nourishing Cuticle Oil
    LED Gel Polish (9ml) in Red Carpet Reddy

How does it work?

Basically, you apply polish and cure it under the LED light. 
Specifically it works like this...

After prepping the nail details of which can be found here, you carry out the following steps.

Step One:  apply base gel coat and cure for 30 seconds 
(I did 45 because that's the timer setting of the lamp)

Step Two: apply gel polish of your choice and cure for 45 seconds
 (kit comes with a red but I ordered a lighter shade also as red isn't a colour I would normally wear)

Step Three: repeat step two again.

Step Four: apply top gel coat and cure 
( I did two rounds of 45 seconds just to be on safe side)

Step Five: remove tacky layer with alcohol rub provided and voila!  Nails are ready to go!

Results - See below...

I absolutely love this system, I found it really easy and hope that it last as well as my shellac does.  I will keep you posted.  I like the colour but I don't think you get the full high shine effect with shimmery shades of gel polish so I am going to place another order and get some darker colours but also a really girlie bright one for holiday! I will keep you posted as to how it wears!!

Definitely recommend this - I seriously think I have found my new obsession and cannot wait to build my collection!! Best purchase ever!

Buy it here!

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  1. Oh my goodness, I love this! I can't wait to buy one for myself :)


  2. Super awesome kit. Good way to save money. I want one now. Your nails look really pretty.

  3. that's lovely! i had my first manicure recently for £33 and it was crap! i'm deffo going to buy a kit!x

  4. ohh i REALLY want this but its a little expensive for me at the moment what with saving for my baby!! x

  5. your nails look so professional! this kit looks great, i would get one if i didn't change my nail colour every other day

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  6. I WANT this, if not for any other reason then I just love gadgets! :)
    Your nails look lovely and healthy.

    Emma x.x.x

  7. lovely blog!! keep updating!!

  8. aw man! Now I want one! lol I think I'll have to add this to my xmas/birthday list :) x

  9. My mom uses this, she loves it. They are finally starting to come out with more colors..Im thinking about it! Love the color perfect for fall..

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  10. i have yet to try this one! thanks for sharing!

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    feel free to follow if you like it. looking forward to more of your posts. :)

    xoxo, Chamee

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  12. Oooh like the look of this.

    I’m also running a giveaway so would love if you could enter! http://champagnelambinibudget.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/happy-friday-giveaway.html

  13. Looove, I want it <3
    Xxx beauty



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  15. thanks for sharing..

  16. OMG I need that nail dryer thingy so bad I always mess up my nails when I paint them myself because they don't dry properly. RoRos World

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