Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit in Gone Fission

I've always been quite curious about gel nails, but as someone who likes to change up their nail colour very frequently, I've never wanted to shell out the cash for a professional gel mani. Fuse Gelnamel created an at home gel nail kit that aims to mimic the salon experience, and includes an LED lamp to cure the polish. I tried out the Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit in Gone Fission* ($29.99), read on to see how I liked it!

Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit in Gone Fission

Fuse Gelnamel Starter Kit in Gone Fission

"Fuse Gelnamel combines the best of polish color + the best of gel into an all-in-one formula. So say goodbye to that base and top coat! You're covered – literally – with just one coat. After 30 quick seconds in the LED lamp you've got megawatt shine that lasts. This is this real deal. And, it looks fab all week. So dress up those digits and go be awesome. Must use with the Fuse LED Lamp." - Fuse Gelnamel 

Fuse Gelnamel in Gone Fission

To use, buff your nail, and then cleanse with the included nail cleanser and lint-free wipe. Swipe on a thin coat of polish & cap the tip of your nail, then place your nail into the LED lamp.The lamp is quite small, and you can only fit one nail into the lamp at a time. Press the button on top of the lamp, and the light will automatically go off after 30 seconds. Sometimes I had to press the button a few times to get it to turn on the light. If you're happy with the opacity of your polish after one coat, then you can cleanse your nail again. If your polish is still sheer, add another coat & cure, and then cleanse. Do not cleanse between coats. I had to use two coats of polish, which was slightly disappointing since Fuse does market this as a one coat polish system. Even after two coats, there was still some thin spots on my nails. The LED light does work, and your nails will come out of the lamp completely hard. I do appreciate the fact that I don't have to wait for my nails to dry, but using the lamp does take a fair amount of time, much longer than if I was doing a traditional mani. For two coats, each nail will be in the lamp for a total of one minute. Plus buffing, cleansing, and painting time, this whole process is going to take you at least 15-20 minutes. 

Fuse claims that this mani will last you up to a week, but unfortunately my polish started to come off before the end of day two. The polish would fall off in one complete piece from several of my nails, so I ended up having to peel off the rest of the polish - yes, you can just peel off this polish! I made sure to follow the directions to a T - use a thin coat, work with one nail at a time, don't cleanse between coats - so I was fairly disappointed that my mani didn't last longer.

Fuse Gelnamel in Gone Fission swatch

While Gone Fission is a pretty glittery pink polish, I just don't think that the Fuse Gelnamel system is worth picking up. The wear time isn't any better than that of a traditional nail polish, and it takes a bit longer to apply. I had such high hopes for this product too! If you've tried out Fuse's Gelnamel system, I would love to know your results & how you liked it. 

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11 comments:

  1. That lamp looks kind of small, how many fingers can you fit under there at one time? Four except for the thumb?
    Oooh it sounds bad that you could peel off the product, I hope it didn't damage your nails too much :S

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    1. Nooo you can only fit one finger into the lamp at a time! That's why it takes so long.
      Thankfully my nails weren't damaged at all, but I was really surprised that the polish peeled right off!

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  2. Hmm, the peeling is weird. I'll try it this weekend and see if the same thing happens to me!

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    1. Ya, the peeling was super weird! Let me know how it works for you :)

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  3. The end of day two? That's so disappointing! I'm looking for a great gel nail polish kit, and I guess I will keep on looking! Thanks for the great review. Victoria Ess

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    1. Ya, I would definitely suggest looking elsewhere!

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  4. The peeling is weird. I like the pretty pink, but it looks more glitter than polish, like it would be a better accent than full manicure.

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    1. Ya that's true, although I do love a good all glitter mani every once in a while :)

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  5. Hmmm that's really too bad about the lasting power! :( pretty shade though!

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    1. Ya, I had much higher expectations!

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