Sunday, 27 July 2014

REVIEW: Elegant Touch LuxGel System

Elegant Touch LuxGel System*
As you should all know by now I am a huge fan of gel manicures particularly at home gel manicures so i'm always thrilled to see more and more brands enter the market especially from brands that you can pick up on the High Street.

Elegant Touch have brought their LuxGel system to the market and I've been testing it out over the past few weeks and I am impressed; In the starter kit you receive the Elegant Touch LuxGel lamp, Fast Bond Primer, Base & Top Coat, two polishes (Material Girl - A beautiful classic red and Sweet Dreams - a stunning lilac toned light pink), a nail file, some cotton pads and a cuticle stick. Basically everything you need to get started, they have some lovely shade within their gel polish range and I have a couple of extras which I'll include in upcoming NOTD posts.

As i'm used to the Red Carpet Manicure system I was a little apprehensive about the Elegant Touch combined base and top coat being as effective as separate products, the application is incredibly easy as with all gel manicures and I am really impressed with opaqueness of the colours. I imagined the Sweet Dreams shade would require about 5 layers to become opaque but two coats was all I needed and I was happy to see that the combined base and top coat didn't affect the longevity of the manicure as it lasted 15 days without a chip. Impressed.

I am most impressed with quality from the LuxGel kit in particular the lamp, I noticed straight away the number of LED bulbs (21 compared to the Red Carpet Manicure's THREE!) I notice with my RCM lamp that my whole nail doesn't get cured so once I remove the tacky layer at the end it takes off the uncured polish which leaves little gaps either side of my nail so I have had to learn to cure my nails in a certain way, because the LuxGel lamp has so many more bulbs it cures the entire nail so no more awkward hand positions or polish gaps.



The starter Kit is priced at £69.99 (Link) and individual polishes are £10 each, I highly recommend gel kits if you're a busy person who doesn't have time to do your nails twice a week or someone who only wears the same colour all the time; you can rely on chip free glossy nails for two weeks.
Two Weeks of Elegant Touch LuxGel Sweet Dreams* ... I love how different the shade looks in different lights


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