Alessandro Striplac
Alessandro Striplac

This is the first of what I am sure will be many in the emerging gel-peel market. One of the absolute faffs of gel nails is getting the colour off, but this peelable version, if it’s working as it should, gets rid of that whole time-consuming part of gel nails.

Alessandro Striplac Swatch
Alessandro Striplac Swatch

The two shades here, Classic Red and Love Secret are super-glossy. You still need to cure them though under a UV lamp, and I’ve yet to try it to see how it works, but it’s a very interesting idea.

I’m on the fence about whether peelable polishes are damaging to nails – nail techs say no, everyone else says yes, so I reckon it’s a question of degrees. If you have weak and damaged nails, I’d say, stay away, but if your nails are tough as, er, nails, then you should be fine with moderate use. There’s also another product that you can use as a base which apparently helps the peel to be more efficient, but my immediate question is that if they’re efficiently peelable why do you need another product to make them peel even better?

 

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