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GELUV Shock Lumi Starter Kit- Summer 2014

GELUV Shock Lumi Starter Kit- Summer 2014 0

I am very excited to introduce to my fellow readers the latest gel polish kit from ANS (Alfalfa Nail Supply)- the GELUV Shock Lumi Starter Kit for Summer 2014. This is hands down the most comprehensive and complete gel polish kit I have ever seen on the market place!  If you are just beginning to familiarize yourself with gel, or if your collection can use some bright popping neon colors, than search no further, this is the kit for you!

 The amazing GELUV Shock Lumi Starter Kit literally contains everything you will need to perform a perfect sumptuous summer gel manicure from start to finish.  Inside the kit, you receive:

-2 bottles of Geluv Pro Coat (which serves as both your base and top coat. Also it cures in LED light in a record 10 seconds!! or 30 seconds in traditional UV lamps.)

- 10 shades of Geluv Gel Polish 

- 10 GelOff soak off clips (I personally LOVE these! They make soak off removal so easy, and not having to cut and fuss with aluminum foil ever again, these save me so much time!)

- 8oz Cleanser (Alcohol based)

- 8oz Remover (Acetone based)

- a French Gel Brush (for doing art/detail work, or for those who prefer to apply their gel polish in a more traditional paint- on application method).

- 5 Nail Files

- 5 Buffers

- 50 Wood Sticks

- 250 Lint Free Wipes

- a wheel of Neon Studs for Nail Art


The 10 GELUV Gel Polish shades included in the kit are:


- Deep Thoughts: the perfect quintessential black.

- Porcelain White: ideal bright white.  It can be used on it's own, or as a base to make the neon colors really pop to the extreme.

- Tupi Tupi Too: a bright hot firey apple red.

- Lipstick On His Collar: a hot magenta pink.

- Tetra-Cana: A stop traffic bright orange. 

- Tweet-This: a neon bright Highlighter yellow. One of my personal favorites in the collection.

- Mojito- Rita: a neon lime green with yellow undertones.  Also one of my favorite in the collection.

- Lucky Me: a bright grass green.

- Macaw-Ling Zoo: a beautiful bright sea ocean blue.

- Leggo My Eggplant: a pretty purple with a punch.

 (all of the colors shown swatched here, except for Deep Thoughts & Porcelain White, I layered over a base of Porcelain White in order to make the neon colors truly pop.)

All in all I am very pleased and impressed with this latest kit from GELUV.  Not only did I find the gel polishes of fantastic quality, but they were also very easy to work with.  I am so in love with the Pro Coat that cures in LED in just 10 seconds! That saves me so much time when performing manicures.  Most importantly, I can not get over the incredible value of this kit!  At only $149 this kit truly has Everything you need! I highly highly recommend it!

For more information on GELUV, or to purchase, check them out here:

Dashing Diva- Get The Look

Dashing Diva- Get The Look 0

Of all the appliques Dashing Diva makes, the “Get the Look” all in one nail design kit is probably my most favorite.

Designed to be used on either fingers or toes, each Get the Look kit comes with 22 full appliques, in 11 sizes, with 83 accents.  Mix and match and get creative.  These kits are all about having fun and coming up with your own unique fabulous design.

At present, Dashing Diva offers 6 different designs in their Get the Look line.  Featured here are Mirage & Wild Belle

For more information on Dashing Diva, or to purchase, check them out here:

CND Fall 2013 “Forbidden Collection” Additives Review

CND Fall 2013 “Forbidden Collection” Additives Review 0

For the Fall 2013 season, the folks at CND created an incredible new limited edition Additives nail art kit.  I personally am OBSESSED with CND’s Additives, they are so wonderful and unique, and no other nail companies on the market are making anything like it.

The kit comes with 5 limited Additive shades, 20 Silver round studs, 20 Gold round studs, and a Silver roll of decorative nail foil.  All of this comes packaged in a beautiful & highly chic metallic silver travel case; it even has compartments to store your nail art brushes!!

The limited edition Additive colors include:

Burning Ember: a metallic red- bronze pigment.

Deep Blue: a deep cobalt royal blue pigment.  My personal favorite in the collection!

Blue Heaven: an ultra fine blue/purple holiday iridescent shimmer pigment.

Plum Love: a metallic mid-tone plum purple pigment.

Steel Dreams: a metallic gunmetal pigment.

For all swatches shown here, I buffed the Additive into the tacky layer of a black Shellac gel polish.

For more information on CND Additives, or any of their other products, check them out at:

Sally Beauty Supply launches ASP At- Home Gel Manicure Kit!!

Sally Beauty Supply launches ASP At- Home Gel Manicure Kit!! 0

Sally Beauty Supply launches ASP At- Home Gel Manicure Kit!!

The perfect do it yourself, at home kit than includes everything one needs to perform a salon quality gel manicure at home ($33); that’s less than a single gel manicure in a salon.

The kit does not come with the LED curing lamp, however, I do highly recommend one invest in one for a few reasons.  There is zero exposure to damaging UV rays with an LED Lamp. LED Lamps also reduce curing time from 2 mins to 30 secs.  This particular lamp works great, and comfortably fits all 5 fingers, and costs around $59.

My personal favorite aspect of this kit was the informative 12 minute long step-by-step instuctional DVD.  It shows you exactly how to use all of the kits contents, and even how to remove the gels safely without harming your nails.

I have tried other at home gel polish kits in the past and always found them to perform sub par.  The gel wouldn’t cure, the color started to chip and peel after a few days, or it took half an hour of soaking off to remove.

To purchase this kit online, visit Sally Beeauty’s website:,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH