Madam Glam Soak Off Gel Review
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Today I have something a little different to review, a soak off gel! I have somewhat limited experiences with gel polish (while I know how they work and how to apply them, I change my polish too often to stick with one color for too long), having only tried Gelish’s gel polish, but I’m always excited to try new products.
Madam Glam Soak-Off gel polish is a 3 step gel polish, so you will need the Base, color and Top gels. According to Madam Glam you can use any UV or LED lamp to cure, cure times are 2 minutes for UV and 30 seconds for LED. I used this with my LED lamp and it cured perfectly.
Application: The base gel is very easy to work with, it goes on thin and smooth. The color itself is on the thicker side but applies smooth and easily. I did notice a slight smell to these gels, it’s hard to describe, it’s almost sweet but not overpowering and it goes away once the gel is cured. The top coat is like a slightly thicker version of the base gel, it goes on smooth and glossy, not thick and goopy like some gels.
Madam Glam Bright Barbie Pink (254) is a very bright warm neon pink. One coat has very good coverage, although it can be patchy and uneven in spots, but after a second coat it’s even and opaque.
Overall: I like this gel so much better than the Gelish gel polishes. It dries to a hard shiny finish, whereas, Gelish dried slightly flexible and with my thin nails I experienced chipping after a week or so. If you’re someone like me who struggles with growing out your nails this is a great gel line to try since it offers the strength needed to prevent bending and splitting of the nail. I will have an update post each week to show how this gel holds up, followed by a final review/ removal tutorial.
Price: Madam Glam soak-off gel polishes retail for $17.95/e (15ml). I also have a special code just for my readers which will give you 30% off your order! Use the code YGEL30OFF at checkout.