Another wear test with gel polish. This time Bella's Vampire by Gelish.
First the bad bits.
This formula was nothing like I had experienced before. It was watery. The first coat just seperated into nothing! I re-swiped a thicker coat and it seperated again, also webbing near the cuticle area. I cured it anyway, thinkig another coat would fix it. The second cured coat did the same thing: webbed at the cuticles, watery and seperated over the nail. By this time I was starting to get very frustrated and peed off. The third THICK coat brought it all together but the wateriness at the cuticles just could not be fixed, you can see a little bit of the effect in the photos. A very thin fourth cured coat fixed most of the cuticles.
The good bits.
The color is gorgeous! And the above 3 photos are 10 days later. Some of the glossiness has gone, but the wear was fantastic. Even at the tips there is hardly anything and that was without even wrapping them.
Just to recap my gel applying method: I started with Gelish base coat and cured for 1 minute under a UV lamp. 4 coats of Gelish Bella's Vampire , each coat cured for 1.5 minutes, and finished with Gelish Top coat cured for 2 minutes.
Has anybody else experienced watery gel polish formula before?