Nail fanatics get excited! L’Oreal has released a 3-step nail system, Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque 1-2-3 System, that gives us a high-gloss color that is very similar to a gel manicure, but without the harmful UV rays. I saw this at Target right after Christmas and I snapped it up as soon as I saw it. First of all, it was under $10.00 for the base and top coat (they come packaged together) and the polish was only $6.99 a bottle. I couldn’t wait to get home and try it out. I don’t know about you, but I love a cheaper, but just as effective alternative to my salon visits and to my at home gel manicure kit. The at home kits aren’t cheap, but they do save money. Could this save me even more money? Will it be just as good?
It’s a very simple process to apply the polishes. First apply the base coat and then apply 2 coats of the polish that you picked out. After that just apply the top coat and you’re all set! It dried very quickly and applied nicely. It’s a little bit thicker than most regular nail polish, but if you’ve worked with a gel polish before, you will be used to it’s consistency. I chase a dark navy blue color ( #701 Don’t Shy Away), but there are 24 polishes to choose from. That’s a great variety if you ask me. It was a very, very simple application process. It hasn’t dented or done anything funky since I’ve put it on. Now I’m not sure about the wear time on this polish just yet, but I will be reporting back with that information and possibly another color choice very soon. I’d love it if it at least lasted a week. I could be happy with those results. So we’ll see. Here are some pictures of the very fast manicure I did, just so I could show you the pictures, so don’t pay attention to the horrible painting job. The sparkly nail is a Sephora Formula X Polish that I was already wearing on that nail.
Here is a description of the polish from L’Oreal’s website:
Introducing our exclusive 3-step nail system for spectacular nails like you’ve never seen before.New L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque provides high-gloss, and resilient shine while protecting nail color from dings, dents and scratches.Get the high-shine of a UV-Gel and the perfect nail shape without harmful UV rays.
Extraordinary nails as easy as 1, 2, 3:
STEP 1: GEL PRIMER
Nail surface is instantly smooth and flawless
STEP 2: GEL COLOR
Color is richer, magnified to a new level of intensity nails are visibly thicker
STEP 3: GEL GLAZE
Shine is captured and reflected from every angle
I’m going to keep wearing this and share my results with you guys in a week, unless I see that it is starting to chip or come off way before that. Keep your fingers crossed! So far so good. Have you guys seen this in your stores in your area yet? Have you tried it out? I’d love to know your results.