Hey everyone! I'm finally getting around to reviewing some gels that are off of ebay! Now, I know how much you ladies love glitter so I purchased the glitter gel set. I'm lucky enough to have a store in my area that sells items off of ebay, it's the same place I purchased my $0.99 rhinestones from :)
Overall, I like them.However, some gels were really sticky and hard to work with but I added more clear gel to fix the problem. It's not smelly at all but does have an odor, but nothing unbearable. For most of the gels what you see in the pot is what you'll see on your nails, but there are a few that apply sheer (like jelly nail polish). All of them have a base of clear gel with color dust and glitter added.
Application was fairly easy and simple. You could get away with one coat but if you're like me and get excited by glitter then two coats will fill that need. Make sure to apply clear gel over the glitter to smooth everything out.
Steps to applying gel -
1) Bonder / Base gel (I didn't do this step since I was only swatching on nail wheels)
2) First coat of glitter
3) Cure for 1 min. 15 seconds (time will depend on UV lamp)
4) Second coat of glitter
6) Clear gel
7) UV topcoat
These do not come named or numbered so I decided to do both.
I cannot stress to you enough to store your gels standing up to avoid leakage. Most of the gels I received leaked causing them to be very hard to open. If this does happen use the highest percentage of alcohol (drugstore) to clean up.