A few months ago I bought the Rio Professional UV Gel nail set because I loved having my nails done at a salon, but hated going, the price and it was inconvinient. I love having my nails done all the time now. But with the set I bought, the pink gel is far too dark. Much darker than the one they use at the salon. I noticed straight away. I wanted to find a lighter pink to use, I took a risk and bought this even though I didnt know if it was light or dark pink. The pot of gel was around £5 with delivery. Its only a 5 gram pot. A 30 gram pot is around £15.
UV gel is something you put on your nails. Then once putting it under a UV lamp for 3 minutes (varys, depending on lamp). It goes hard. It looks really great and makes your nails very strong. Its like a strong plastic layer over your original nails. They call it 'overlays'.
I bought this last week and it came within two days, I was really pleased with the delivery. As soon as it came I opened it. It was very well packaged, in two seperate bags. Once I had opened it, there was a seal under the lid. That was hard to get into. And made my fingers very sticky. I still havent got it off fully. The first thing I noticed was that it was dark pink. The one in the salon is really light so that was what I was hoping for.
I tried this out today and I must say I was pleasantly surprised and really happy with the results. It was really easy to apply. When your using it, it doesnt even seem like the ammount in the pot is going down. Thats the same with the Rio one, but you get much more with that one. Although I thought it would be dark, it actually wasnt! It ended up being light and the perfect colour. It was amazing at leveling out, there was no lumpy parts at all. I was completely stunned with how great it ended up being. With the Rio gel it seemed like it was constantly chipping off bits, but Ive had this on for over a week and none of it has chipped.
This is 5g, its quite small compared to the one I got with the Rio set. I want to buy the 30g tub but I think its too expensive. Its around £15. Im not sure whether to buy it or not. I might try a cheaper one, but if I dont get good results I will definitely buy this!!
Ive had it on for over a week now and what Ive noticed is that its much stronger than the one that came with the Rio set. Its so much better Im really glad I bought it. The 5g pot will probably last for ages before I have to buy anymore. I would definitely recommend 'The Edge' gel. They have a range of colours to choose from and there are many other nail related products.
The Edge / Type: Nail Care