I have heard so many bad things about Gel Nail Polish, and the horrible effects it can have on your nails. My mothers nails were destroyed my O.P.I. Gel Polish. So untill now, I have stayed away from any and all Gel Nail Polish. Then one day I found a request to check out Red Carpet Manicure on Facebook. I was intrigued, and found my self searching the isles of Ulta for the Red Carpet Manicure display.

I picked up the RMC Must Haves Kit (Purify, Erase, Prep. Structure, Brilliance,Revitalize), the Professional LED Light, and a few bottles of gel LED polish. Before I go on, when using a gel polish, make sure it will work with an LED light, not a UV light. The UV lights will age you hands and feet over time.

The first time I did my RMC mani/pedi, it took me about 4 hours. I know your saying ” what the ****, your crazy”. But the more I’ve done them, the faster I’ve gotten. I can now do my RMC mani/pedi in about 2 hours. The point I can’t stress enough is make sure you have all gel polish removed from your skin before you cure it under the LED light. Once you’ve cured your polish, you CAN NOT remove it, without removing the whole mani or pedi.

When curing your RMC Polish, I found it’s much easier to cure your thumbs first

Once I’ve finished with my thumbs, I paint and cure the rest of my fingers.

The RMC Pro LED Light is big enough that you can also do your toes!

For all my RMC mani’s I applied 3 coats of polish, with curing in between each application.

RMC Polish in Star Power. Star Power is a true neon. I love this color, This was the first color I used by RMC.

RMC Polish in And The Winner Is.  And The Winner Is – agreat shimmer teal, for any time of the year.

RMC Polish in Midnight Affair. This is a dark blue, that looks almost black when inside.

This is what my nails look like after 3 weeks of wearing RMC Polish. They are in the same condition as they were before I used RMC Polish.

As far as I’m concerned RMC Polish is the best Gel Polish out there. I will continue to buy RMC products, and I hope you will give the product a try, let me know your thoughts.

Happy Painting!

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4 responses »

  1. Ema says:

    Awesome post dear 🙂

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  2. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

  3. Shay Funk says:

    Can you break down the 2 hour process by task? I’m trying to see if i really want to attempt this 🙂

    • It doesn’t take me 2 hours any more. Also keep in mind that all polish must be removed from cuticles and skin befor curing under the LED light. Once the polish is cured you can not remove with out removing all the polish from that nail. I found it’s easier to do my thumbs first. 1)First you clean your nails with Purify, than apply a layer of Prep. 2)Once Prep is dry apply the base coat Structure(make sure to apply to tip of your nail), and cure under the light for the required time. the time will very depending on the light. RMC makes 2 lights the Pro Light and the Portable Light. 3)After the light goes off apply one coat of desired color (again apply to the tip of your nail as well) and cure under the light. 4)Apply another coat of polish (making sure to get the tip too) and cure, with the second coat I double the time under the light to ensure polish has hardened. 5)If the color is sheer you may need a third coat, but most RMC polishes only need 2 coats. 6)Apply a very thin coat of Brilliance making sure to apply some to the very tip of your nail cure under the light (I once again double the time to ensure polish is sealed well) Using a lint free Polish pad, and Purify wipe the top of nail to remove any excess residue. Apply the fallowing steps to all fingers and toes. When removing gel polish you need to fallow the directions or damage to your natural nail will occure. To Remove 1) Buff the shine off of all nails. 2) Soak a cotton ball in RMC Erace (I use acitone it works faster) and set on top on nail. 3) wrap nail and cotton ball in foil. 4) once all fingers have cotton and foil on them, place in a plastic bag for 5-10 min. 6) Remove hand from the bad, and start to remove the foil from your finger tips, if the polish isn’t all off, use and orange wood stick to gentely loosen any remaning on you nail. 7) Now your ready to put a new color on! Let me know if you give RMC a try, and if my instructions have been helpful

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