Recently I have been trying out Fuse Gelnamel from Sensationail. Fuse Gelnamel is a mix between a polish and a gel, to give you high shine nails with no chips in a one coat formula. It is applied like polish but is cured for 30 seconds using a little LED light that is supplied in the starter kit. I was really interested to see how well it worked, I find normal nail polish chips in days and gel nail polish is a bit of a faff to apply but lasts really well. Something that would provided the best of both worlds would be ideal.
The starter kit contains everything you need apply the Fuse Gelnamel. An emery board and minicure stick, lint pads and cleanser, a bottle of the gelnamel and a little LED light. Application promised to be really simple, buff your nails with the emery board, cleanse with the cleanser, apply the polish and cure for thirty seconds.
The lamp is only big enough to do one finger or toe at a time which makes the process a little fiddly. If you are going on holiday though it would be much easier to pack this kit instead of a normal bulky LED light. Each nail had to be buffed, cleansed and painted one by one. The light was easy to use with a timer it turns off after 30 seconds.
I found the gel a bit thick to use, it was hard to get an even application. The result after one coat was a little patchy, this might have been because the polish I was using was a very dark colour. The shine was lovely though, very glossy. I think next time I would use two coats.
The polish did not last as long as normal gel polish, I found it was chipping off after two days which was a bit disappointing. It did last longer than normal nail polish and would be perfect to pack to take on holiday. It is a good solution if you are planing a night out and want a shiny look to your nails, but definitely apply two coats. The idea of a one coat gelnamel is great, normally I need to do at least four coats including clear ones to get a decent nail look. In practice it did not work as well I had hoped. The Fuse Gelnamel starter kit is RRP £35 and single nail polish from RRP £15. You can find more information on the Sensationail website.
I was sent the Fuse Gelnamel kit in return for an honest review.