The instructions say to mix equal parts of the transformer with your regular nail polish, then paint your nails and cure for 30 seconds with your LED lamp. Add a second coat of colour if needed, before sealing with a pure coat of polish to gel. Alternatively you can just apply the polish to gel as a top coat over your favourite nail polish and cure. But does it work?
Being impatient, I tried the second easier method first. I applied my nail polish design, using Essie Master Plan, Essie Fiji and a silver shade from Ciate. I left my nails to dry completely and then applied a coat of the Sensationail polish to gel and cured under the lamp for 30 seconds. After removing the sticky residue with gel cleanser my nails were rock hard, super shiny and looked just like a gel manicure! I was impressed. However, it wasn't long before I started to notice the difference between this manicure and my usual gel nails. Within hours I noticed some nails were starting to lift at the edges. I'd been really careful with application so it was disappointing to see them lifting. By the end of the day I couldn't take it any longer as I kept catching the edges, so frustrated I peeled all my manicure off within minutes. The polish just peeled away so easily, not like my usual gel nails at all.