Despite the product description saying it's online only, I found this in my local Target.
As a college student and makeup lover, I love E.L.F. It's in a college student's price range and is good quality. Naturally, I couldn't pass this up.
When I opened it at home, half the colors were crushed and missing. The other half were covered in an odd smelling light brown gunk. In addition, one of the applicators was missing. I'm hoping Target will allow me to return it, as it's clearly defective and potentially unsafe.
Would not trust this product.
I absolutely love this product! Would recommend to anyone. Easy to use! My mom has one too and loves it! My college daughters love to use mine! I will probably buy them one for Christmas. I am buying one for my mother in law for her birthday!
After researching this product for several weeks and reading the reviews, I purchased this nail kit last night. I must say I was very pleased with the results and ease of application. I was finished and ready to go in a half hour. Prep was a cinch and application was a breeze. Since I just did my nails last night, I don't know how log it will last, but so far, not a chip or peeling. Was very careful to not get any on my skin or cuticles and was meticulous in following the instructions. The only con I have is with the Shell We Dance, not as intense as the regular Complete Salon Manicure, but still very nice.
This product is a great starter kit for anyone who wants to do their own gel manicures at home. The instructions are easy to follow and when followed correctly, the nails look amazing! I have had mine polished for a whole week already and have had no chips or signs of lift. I get tons of compliments for how shiny and nice they look!
If you like a nice, SHINY long lasting
IF not going to do dishes ea day or garden
manicure, this is a great little kit. I received it as a holiday gift from my son and I LOVE IT. I don't always have time to go to the salon for a GEL set.
I have alot of experience applying stickers so the gel stickers were a breeze. The gel top coat is a snap to apply and cure. Do it 2x for better results
I advise you apply ALL stickers first
Apply the gel to ALL nails on one hand first
cure ea 2 x
clean cured nails w/wipe
Finish other hand....all in all about 30-40 min
BEST thing....you are DRY immediately and no nail polish smell!
I saw this advertised in a magazine and was skeptical. The product is advertised as easy to use and providing mirror like shine for up to 2 weeks. Having never used nail strips, I was concerned about application, but it was a breeze. Once application was completed, my nails were super shiny and looked like a professional manicure. Finally, as to the claim that it lasts up to 2 weeks, this manicure did last me a full 2 weeks before it started to chip around the cuticle area due to my nails growing out.
Added bonus, after removing the strips, I applied a normal polish and finished it with the gel topcoat and LED lamp. The results were just as lovely and I anticipate it will extend the life of regular polish. While I don't expect this to last as long as the strips, it looks good for now and is a lower cost alternative to purchasing gel strips every 2 weeks at 15 dollars
I have used the sally hansen nail strips before so have good practice with that part of the application which does take time and patience if you have it. I am a nurse and wash my hands constantly so when i saw the gel version I was very excited! I have used this product for the first time and am very pleased. Next time I plan to make sure I leave (a little) room between the strip and the nail so that the gel top coat seals properly because a couple of nails needed resealing because I secured the strip too close to my cuticles. I will try this product again and love the pale pink color that helps me fly under the radar at work. (nail polish technically not allowed)
Because it's not listed in the description I figured I would list the contents for other people planning to buy the set. It comes with a set of hello kitty flip flops that are size 2/3. A bottle of pink hello kitty labeled toe nail polish. A small surfboard shaped emery board. A set of pink hello kitty toe seperators and a plastic toe ring with a secret compartment. I was really hoping this set also had the hello kitty nail clippers but unfortunately they aren't included.The flip flops have the same thickness of sole as the other hello kitty flip flops offered here at Target but the straps on the flip flops included in this set are made of vinyl/rubber where as the pink ones offered here have a canvas/material strap covered in a glittery material.
I ordered this set because i figured, i need lipgloss, and here are 4 for only 5 dollars. So when i got it i opened it up, and tried it. The clearish lipgloss on the cover is actually like orange, and it, along with all the others,smelled like medicine. The other three colors were pretty good, but didn't last very long, so not good if you are going to a long party with out touch ups. However, they look pretty and are sparkly, so i liked that. But the packaging was terrible, the lids were kinda cracked and when i closed it, the lipgloss squeezed through the opening. I would recommend a different product, as elf has like 1 dollar lip glosses, so you could get like 4 for 4 dollars, instead of 5. But, this product wan't too bad.