I've been working with gel enhancements and gel polish for almost two years now, doing some nails for friends and family and I even spent some time working in a professional salon. Recently I was given the chance to try out a new gel system called Gel II, and they have some seriously amazing products! I'm really excited to share them with you today.
Color-changing gel polish! So cool.
"The Reaction collection has twelve temperature‐activated colors that transform depending on your body heat. Brilliant bold colors when nails are cold and softer warm hues when nails are warm. The possibilities are endless with the wide range of colors varying from lucid black to soft pale pinks."
But the coolest thing about Gel II is that you don't need to use basecoat, bond-aid, or other primers! You start with color directly on your nail (2 coats) and finish with Gel II Shine Xtreme Topcoat. This saves time and also saves you money because you don't need to buy as many products! Haha.
You do, of course, need a UV or LED lamp to cure the gel.
Gel II - Hula Tallulah
I love how the temperature changing effect creates a cute ombre or french manicure depending on your temperature!
When warm, this color is a fuchsia pink. But when cold...
The change is so drastic! And unlike most color-changing polishes I have tried, it is actually always changing. You don't need to be playing in hot and cold water to see the effects. It really works!
My mom is currently wearing Hula Tallulah as her manicure, and I added some cute nail decals. The woman will not stop looking at her nails! She checks to see what color they are every few minutes.
Every color that this changes to is beautiful. We are having so much fun with our changing nails.
(My mom thinks her hands look too old to post! Quick! Tell her they are fine!)
Apparently my middle finger warms up faster than the others? Haha!
Gel II - Tequila Sunrise
Candy apple red! But what does this one turn to...?
Sheer pink! I find it really interesting how the red is totally opaque but the pink is sheer. Really cool!
It's so much fun to watch as it changes color.
In fact... I've made a video!
I am a bad video-maker but I hope this did the trick!
Overall, I am seriously loving these Reaction gel polishes. The quality seems to be the same as all other gel systems I have used, it gives you a great shiny manicure for 2-3 weeks, and of course I really enjoy how there is no basecoat needed. It soaks off quickly and easily and leaves no damage to your nail.
One thing I will note is that these gels do seem to have a stronger smell than other gel products I have worked with. It doesn't bother me, but if you have a sensitive nose you might be turned off by that.
The rest of the colors in the line look fantastic too and I would love to get my hands on some more for me and my friends and family (mom especially!) to enjoy.
But wait! There's more... A contest!
Gell II is having a contest on their Facebook page for people already rockin' some Reaction gel polishes.
I've gotta work on my entry!
And one last thing...
They're on sale! :D
Product provided for honest review.