Tuesday, 2 February 2021

The Gel Bottle Inc Nail Products


I have said it before and I will say it again, but I do my own manicure in the comfort of my own home. Even though I don’t want to sound like an antisocial old crow, the last thing that I want to do after working in an office all day long is go to a nail salon and make small talk to somebody for a couple of hours. Because of this, I have tried out so many different systems and brands when it comes to my manicure and I thought that for today’s blog post I would sit down and share with you one of my all time favourite gel nail brands and that is without a doubt The Gel Bottle Inc, which I am sure you guys will have seen all over the likes of Instagram over the past couple of years if you follow similar things as me.


One thing that I will say about The Gel Bottle Inc is that it is a pro only brand and in order to purchase their products from their website you do have to upload your certificates to prove that you are some form of nail tech. Luckily for me, when I was going my cosmetology course, I did a gel nail course as a side line which means that I have my certificate. I just had to set up an account on their site, upload my certificate and then a couple of days later I got an email to say that I had been accepted into their pro programme and the website was open for me to purchase from. I do believe that most professional nail companies have something similar in place, I am pretty sure that it is for liability procedures.


The main thing that I wanted to get my hands on from The Gel Bottle Inc was their infamous BIAB. This is a ‘Builder In A Bottle’, which I am sure if you are a keen self-manicurist such as I, you will have tried and probably failed to use a gel builder over the years. You normally get gel builder in a pot and you have to use a brush to apply to the nail and build the thickness up on your nail, however they are super hard to use and the BIAB just seemed like such a great idea and like something that I could get on board with. So, I bough pretty much every shade of BIAB that they sell, most neutral, reds, whites and deep shades. I have been using them for months now and I have to say that they are by a country mile the highest quality nail product that I have ever used!


I think that the main thing that I need to mention in this blog post is just how easy it is to use these items, especially the BIAB. You simply paint this onto the nail, as you would any nail varnish and just cure it underneath your lamp. You then slowly build up the layers, making sure to keep an eye on the apex of the nails to ensure that they are building in the right way. You don’t have to overly prime and prep your nails and they last you for a good three weeks or so without lifting when they are applied correctly. You can then file them into the perfect shape, leave them as they are, or go in over the top with a colour, which is what I tend to do!


My favourite look to do with these polishes has to be classic French and for that I only need a couple of items. I will build up the base on my nail using BIAB in the shade Teddy. I will then use Marshmellow which is a super sheer pink shade just to get the correct base colour for my skin tone. Then on top of that I will use the TGB shade Daisy which is a white for the tip of my nail and then to top everything off I will use a minimum of two coats of their topcoat. If I am just going for a simple nail look I will go in with around two coats of a colour on top of the BAIB and then once again with the clear coat. Because they are such high quality, you never need to go in with more than two coats, even with the deepest of shades.


I honestly have not got any greater things to say about these items and I know that I am going to be using them for many years to come. If you are a nail tech and you fancy getting your hands on some new items, make sure that you go and check The Gel Bottle Inc out.


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