I am so excited about Vinylux, the gel/polish hybrid that promises a week of wear with no UV curing – it cures in the natural light for extended wear coverage.
I’ve opted for this hot coral shade, Lobster Roll. You don’t need to use a base coat – the colour goes straight onto the nail and you should use two coats. Then, a thicker top coat (in the black bottle above) goes over to give the gel like finish and keep the colour locked to the nail. Within the top coat are photo initiators to set the top coat (which makes me wonder if you are better applying in the day than the night – I have no idea whether the more light, the stronger the coat, or if it’s just any light that will do). I found the application really easy although be generous with your coats – I could have done with a third coat really for that very solid look and next time I will go to three. It’s easier to move around the nail if there is plenty of it. The finish is immaculate. The top coat is quite thick and again, be generous with portions – I’ve found with this that it starts super glossy, dies back a bit, but you can actually polish it up (on my jeans in my case!) to super gloss again.
Anyway, another useful fact I’ve learned with Vinylux is that these weeny mini-bottles are known in the nail trade as ‘pinkies’. I think that’s cute.
Vinylux launched at the beginning of the month, and I’ll be posting in a week’s time to see how it fared over the week.
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