Shopping for gel polish online can be scary business. Not every brand is trustworthy, and things get especially questionable when the price seems too good to be true. However, I had such good results with a gel base and top coat set from Clavuz that I didn’t hesitate to try out this 12 color gel polish box set from the same company.
The “neon bling” 12 color gel polish set from Clavuz comes packaged in a box ready to be wrapped for gift giving.
The outside packaging really doesn’t entice the buyer into purchasing the set. They don’t specify which colors are included, nor do they have pictures of the polishes included, but they do list all the boring stuff.
The instructions are printed on the back of the box along with low resolution images of random fingers painted with colors that you don’t get in this set.
One side lists the ingredients and warnings while the other side displays generic graphic outlines of 12 bottles of polish, not scaled to size.
The contents of the box are more exciting. The bottles, which are an 8 mL size and therefore a little small, are held in place in a plastic tray, and more detailed instructions along with a swatching wheel are included.
As I mentioned before, I recently traveled to attend my grandmother’s funeral. For days, I struggled to think of how to paint my nails. It wasn’t so much about coming up with something funeral appropriate as it was about creating something that might honor her. As she loved beautiful things and being flashy, I came up with this holographic love manicure to wear to pay my last respects.
I started by painting my nails with color 3709 from an amazing gel polish set from Clavuz. This shade is stunning in so many ways, but it is basically a mauve rose toned jelly polish with dazzling holographic glitter. As with any holo, pictures rarely do it justice.
2 coats of 3709 from Clavuz were applied for this swatch.
It’s been rough for me over the past few weeks as I’ve been processing the passing of my grandmother. I traveled home for the first time in six years to attend the funeral, and as the day of departure approached, I couldn’t help but think of my grandmother and what she liked. I remember she had quite an attachment to the color olive green as her furniture was a similar shade, and she owned coats and clothes from the same part of the spectrum. I always considered it an uncommon color, especially for nail polish, so imagine my surprise when I obtained this gel polish from Aimeili.
Aimeili gel polish in 073 Kale.
This polish might have stolen my grandmother’s heart. The color is an army olive green although it is called Kale (number 073) in the Aimeili catalog, and I think it’s a pretty unique shade. Chances are high that you do not own a polish like this because I definitely did not, and it’s not like I’ve tried to avoid the shade! I guess the major brands don’t think that this color would sell well, but Aimeili took advantage of this to produce the shade.
Aimeili has a ton of pretty pink and nude shades, and color 036 Soft Pink is no exception. I find that it looks a little on the peachy side of pink, but it is a gentle nude shade suitable for French manicures and for those who like a more natural look on their nails.
It’s a jungle out there, and here are the nails to prove it!
I started by painting my nails with Aimeili gel polish in 073 Kale. This army green provides the perfect backdrop for jungle foliage. 3 thin coats were applied and cured for a minute each in a 36W UV/LED lamp.
Keeping on trend with pretty romantic colors for February, this review covers a soft baby pink gel polish from Aimeili, color 022 Rose Nude. This pretty shade is on the sheer side and the perfect compliment for French manicures.