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LeChat’s Gelee 3in1 Glow Powders Review

LeChat’s Gelee 3in1 Glow Powders Review 0

"Turn heads when the lights go out with nails that are as eye-catching in the dark as they are in the light! Introducing the versatile Gelee 3in1 Glow Color Powder that radiates and glows in the dark.

This unique color powder is available in 12 light-activated, cream shades that remain brilliantly vibrant even in pitch darkness.

Use the Gelee 3in1 Glow Color Powder with powder gel, dipping or acrylic systems for strong, durable and flawless nails.  The Gelee Powder Gel Nail System is the product that started it all for LeChat and has since expanded to include almost 100 3in1 color powders, a basic starter kits, a cleanser, remover and more," according to the official press release.

The Gelee 3in1 Glow Powder comes in the following shades shown here-

Banger: a baby blue, that glows green.

Raver Girl: an electric pink, that glows and orangy red.

Glowstix: a neon yellow, that glows a green/yellow.

Electra: a bold purple, that glows a teal/blue.

Ignite: a neon orange, that glows orange.

Laser Beam: a neon green, that glows green.

I am so beyond impressed with this product.  I have been wearing it on my own nails for the last few weeks and have already received countless complements.

There a few things that set this product apart from other "glow in the dark" products on the market.  First off, this is a 3in1 product, meaning you can use it as acrylic mixed with monomer liquid, as a dipping system (which is very popular at the moment), or as a pigment sprinkled over wet gel (like I did here).  Most other glow-in-the-dark products on the market are only one thing: an acrylic, a pure pigment, or a gel polish; none of them are all three in one, None.

What also makes this product unique and completely different from all others is they're very pretty to look at during the day in the sunlight, or indoors, which is where you spend most of your time anyways.  Other than going to sleep at night, most of us don't spend a ton of time sitting in the dark (unless we're at the movies).  Most glow products from other companies look terrible in the light, usually an off-yellow, grainy green colored pigment.  These colors from LeChat however, are beautiful any way you look at them. When people see my nails during the day all they see is gorgeous bright and bold beautiful ombre, people can't believe when I tell them "they also glow in the dark ;)".

A nice tip worth mentioning, I painted a white gel base to truly make the colors bold, bright, and pop even more.

This product is light activated, meaning ANY form of light will make the nails glow in the dark, not just a UV/LED lamp; outside light, indoor light, even the flashlight from your cell phone will make the colors glow in the dark.  Just hold your nails to the light for a couple of seconds to charge them and you are good to go, or shall I say "good to glow".

A fun artistic thing to do with the powders is ombre designs, like I did on my own nails shown here.  I achieved the look by simply using the spoon end of a cuticle pusher to sprinkle the powders onto wet gel.  I sprinkled a few different colors on each nail and they seamlessly blended together beautifully and easily all on their own.  

Also worth mentioning is these powder will give natural nails tremendous strength and durability. 

I highly recommend you give these glow powders a try.  You won't regret it.

For more info on LeChat, check them out online here: http://www.lechatnails.com/

LeChat Chrome Pigments Review

LeChat Chrome Pigments Review 0

"This is eternal bliss at your fingertips.  Presenting the Mirano Multi-Effx Metallic Pigment that shifts with the light and showcases a unique, mirror-like, chrome effect on your nails.

This edgy nail art pigment is available in 12 shades that transcend beyond this world with shades like Immortal, a shiny, oil spill effect; Imperial, a true metallic gold and Chroma, a futuristic, reflective silver.

There are two kinds of Mirano kits with six different color pigments in each. Both kits include a Mirano Silicone brush, Mirano Gel Top sealer and Black Onyx gel color." according to the official press release. 

Kit 1 includes the following pigments-

Dreamstate: a medium blue shade that shifts purple.

Euphoria: a soft gunmetal shade that shifts purple.

Magnetic: a medium green shade that shifts purple.

Imperial: a rich regal yellow gold that shifts green.

Destiny: a regal purple that shifts magenta.

Immortal: a magenta pink that shifts green.

Kit 2 includes these pigments-

Chroma: a metallic mirror like silver.

Ecstasy: an emerald green that shifts purple.

Nirvana: a coppery bronze that shifts yellow gold.

Mirage: a deep royal blue that shifts purple.

Galactic: a medium purple that shifts pink.

Atomic: a purple gunmetal.

(all pigments shown here were applied over one coat of Black Onyx as base, and are taken outdoors in natural sunlight.)

I am so beyond obsessed with these metallic pigments you have no idea.  I have tried so many different ones on the market from various brands but none of them hold up to these beauties. The color shifting is truly magical.  

And don't get me started on the endless nail art possibilities that can be achieved.  Back in the beginning of the year, I had the opportunity to learn from one of Le Chat's lead educators, Anastasiia Morozova, who gave me lots of tips and tricks with regards to chrome pigments.

Some of those tricks include:

  • the non-wipe top coat that you rub the pigments into, cure for 1 full minute in an LED light.  
  • If you just want solid chrome, without nail art, applying just one base layer of black gel polish is enough.
  • To keep chrome lasting long on Natural Nails, like a couple of weeks or longer, you need to add strength to the natural nail somehow.  I prefer using the Le Chat powder gelee system to add strength.  You could also use a builder gel, or do a hard gel overlay.  Either way, the natural nail needs strength, because the non-wipe top coats used are very stiff and non-flexible.  As time goes on, the natural nail is very flexible and will bend and flex, and as it does that, the nail plate will separate from the non-wipe top coat, causing the chrome to chip.

I highly recommend you pick up at least one of those pigment kits.  Your clients will be obsessed.

Each kit includes:

  • 6 (2gm) Mirano Color Pigments
  • 1 (.5 oz) Mirano Black Onyx Gel Polish
  • 1 (.5 oz) Mirano Gel top sealer gloss
  • 1 Application Brush

Be sure to check out the pics below of some of the art designs I did, as well as the You Tube videos demonstrating how to achieve these looks.

For more info on Le Chat, check them out online here: http://www.lechatnails.com/

Le Chat Gelee Powder Gel Nail System Review

Le Chat Gelee Powder Gel Nail System Review 0

Hi guys.  I am really excited to share the Le Chat Gelle powder gel system with you.  I first learned about it at the ISSE trade show from one of the top Le Chat educators.  The system is meant to add strength to the natural nail in a very easy way and I am personally obsessed with it.

I saw videos on Instagram from Europe of technicians sprinkling a fine powder on to wet nails and I had no idea what it was or why they were doing it.  Now I know, the secret is out of the bag. 

The Gelee Professional Kit comes with everything you need to get started.  Included in the kit is primer (.5 oz), base coat (.5 oz), top coat (.5 oz), cleanser (.5 oz), remover (.5 oz), and clear gel powder (2oz). 

"The newly designed Gelée Powder Gel® Nail System now reformulated with soak-off & LED/UV curable technology.

Effortlessly create beautiful nails that last for weeks, are strong, durable, and natural looking. With added benefits of quick & easy removal and faster curing times, what’s not to love about the NEW Gelée Powder Gel® Nail System.

• Easy Brush On Application
• LED/UV Cured Soak Off System
• Maximum Glossy Finish
• Odorless
• Strength and Durability
• Natural Elegant Look" according to the website. 

The system is remarkably easy to use and is my new favorite trick to add strength to my clients nails.  Forget the hassle of doing a hard gel overlay or even an acrylic overlay.  This takes all the grunt work out of having to do that. 

I have been testing out and wearing the system on my own nails now for over a month, and my nails are stronger and better than ever.  If I am a busy nail technician handling tons of chemicals on a daily basis, and my nails are amazing from using this system, imagine how incredible clients nails will be.   

Please be sure to check out the video below for step-by-step instructions and to see how truly easy the system is to use.

I highly recommend you give it a try. Your clients will be thanking you.

For more info on Le Chat, check them out online here: http://www.lechatnails.com/