5 Things You Need to Know About Your Gel-Polish Hybrid
We were blown away when the fist UV-cured gel manicures and pedicures arrived — hurrah! Chip-free polish for weeks. But then came the concerns about the safety and health risks of the UV lamps, and also the difficulty in removal. Fast forward a couple of years and we're looking at a whole new breed of long-lasting gel-formula laquers that require no curing devices.
So what exactly are they? The technology relies on natural UV from the sun and so need no curing devices, they go on just like a regular polish and remove like one too. To get the ins and outs of this new kid on the long-lasting nail block, we sat down with Sally Hansen's nail expert Alison Bowhill-Hayes.
"The best thing about the miracle gel formula is you get great coverage, a professional finish, they're natural-looking, easy to apply and it lasts," says Alison. "The colour trends for Summer are black, white and red — it's all about statement colours — and Kate Waterhouse says your mani needs to match your pedi!"
Read on for the top tips for using these new polishes and then shop some of the top collections.