A few weeks ago, while visiting my longtime hairstylist, she gave me a bag of goodies. Inside were two Vinylux polishes and top coat. I had never heard of this product, and was excited to try them to see how they compare to the salon gel manicures that I used to get. Vinylux claims to be a weekly manicure very similar to a gel/shellac manicure, but without the nail light.
No base coat is needed. Application is the same as if you were doing a traditional manicure. I applied 2 - 3 coats (which I always do). It applied very smooth and even. I had no streaking or bubbles! Bubbles are something that I am always dealing with, and get very frustrated by. The brush is a great sized that allows me to apply to the cuticle without getting any on the cuticle, which just looks so sloppy. The coats dried quickly, quicker than traditional polish, and I then applied two layers of top coat. The top coat dried and set as quickly as the polish. My nails looked so smooth, shiny, and just as great as if I had went to the salon!!
Vinylux in Tropix
So, how long did my manicure last??
8 days after application
13 days after application
As you can see, I had NO CHIPPING, just grow out. I am so happy with the at home gel manicure that I can't wait to purchase more. I spend so much time on skincare, makeup, fitness, haircare, and nails. I am ecstatic to find something that will cut back on some of my beauty time!
You can purchase vinylux at Ulta or www.ulta.com, www.amazon.com, and www.cnd.com. They retail for around $10 a piece, and they offer 90 colors to choose from!
This week's mani and pedi in Crushed Rose