I was recently asked by Meadowhall to visit the Superdrug Nail Bar to try their Gel Nail Varnish treatment. I was really excited although wasn’t too sure what to expect as I haven’t much experience of visiting nail salons. I had acrylics at Christmas which I reviewed here but I wasn’t impressed with the state of my nails after. I’ve heard of the Gel nails that are similar to acrylics in that they are more like false nails but I had never really heard of or had gel nail varnish. I did a video showing what happens when you go for gel nail varnish –
I am so impressed with my nails. I chose shade Ladybug which is a really nice bright red although there were quite a few different shades to choose from as well as glittery ones. The finish is very shiny and hard wearing but does feel a little thicker and more plastic in texture compared to regular nail varnish. I’ve had a lot of comments on my nails asking how I get my polish to look so shiny/perfect so the gel nail varnish does create quite a noticeable different. I really struggle to not chip my nails with regular polish after 2 days but this polish has now been on 5 days and still looks great!
To remove gel nail varnishes just soak your nails in acetone or add acetone nail polish remover to cotton pads then wrap the pad with foil around the ends of your fingers. Don’t peel or pick them off as this will damage your nails.
The Superdrug nail bar is at Meadowhall and I hope they bring more nail bars out in different Superdrug stores. You can get a range of treatments at the beauty stand from getting eyebrows threaded to a fake tan.
If you are interested in trying gel nail varnish and are near Meadowhall Superdrug the treatment will be reduced on the 24th-26th of April from £15 to £10. There will be a Meadowhall Beauty Blow out that weekend that you can read more about here involving different Meadowhall beauty offers, freebies and workshops.
Have you tried Gel Nail Varnish?