Upon opening my box from Influenster I saw this system and was excited. I love gel nails except for the removal process and how thin and sensitive my nails are afterwards. Gel nails last and withstand EVERYTHING. I loved my gel nails until I didn’t. This system is just as great as the normal gel nails minus the light.
The nail color I received was TGIF a bright peachy summer color. Not my usual kind of shade but I really enjoyed it. It livened up my fingers for a cool week. The color went on rather nice. It was not streaky, too thin or too thick; it was just right. I went and looked on Sephora.com and they have quite a bit of colors to choose from. And yes I have added some (a few) polishes to my loves list.
The system is basically similar to your regular “gel manicure”. You have a Cleanse EXCEL step: to cleanse the nail plate of natural oils, conditions the nail and dries in a flash. Prime EXCEL step comes next: primes the nail to have maximum lasting polish adhesion. Lastly there is the Shine EXCEL step: a ultra glossy almost wet looking finish with some acrylic added in for a hardening effect.
With my experience I think I will be saying bye-bye to gel nails! I removed my Formula X The System EXCEL™ manicure with the Delete All Polish Remover and it came off in a flash. I did my usual weekly routine: cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, shampooing my hair and even put up curtains. I did not have any peeling, chipping, or cracking during my week of testing out this system. I still am excited to do more cute manicures with this system.
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.