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Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2017
Some have complained about the thickness of the product, but if it was as thin as the base/top etc. coat, I believe it wouldn't be a builder gel. Just get some very good brushes and practice. The thickness is what finally ensures I never have to go back to have my nails done again. I can do them myself now. When you go to the salon to get "gel" nails they have to put a gel "powder" on top for strength. I could never master that technique on myself and I've tried for years. Then builder gels came onto the market and it's eliminated my need to go into the salon altogether. I put the base coat on, use builder gel, apply a color (if I choose) and then top coat. I NEVER break a nail anymore. Previously, no matter how many layers of gel I put on - without the builder gel, my nails would break. Now my nails are as strong as if I've been to professional nail salon. I love the thickness of the builder gel as I see that as the strengthening layer.

It is self settling and seems as if it is too thick to work with at first, but if you have to - apply to one nail at a time, cure under the light and then go on to the next nail until you get the hang of it. This color is beautiful too. Very sheer, very natural looking when I do French tips.

Note in the photo I have this builder gel on my nails, however the color I am using on top of the builder is a color-change glitter nail color (when nails are warm color fades, cold -- color darkens) so the sheer results of the builder gel isn't depicted in the photos. I am just showing results of how, with practice, you can get a smooth result with the builder. I'm no pro - but it's good enough for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great builder gel for very strong gel nail results
By Carol Van Drie on January 10, 2017
Some have complained about the thickness of the product, but if it was as thin as the base/top etc. coat, I believe it wouldn't be a builder gel. Just get some very good brushes and practice. The thickness is what finally ensures I never have to go back to have my nails done again. I can do them myself now. When you go to the salon to get "gel" nails they have to put a gel "powder" on top for strength. I could never master that technique on myself and I've tried for years. Then builder gels came onto the market and it's eliminated my need to go into the salon altogether. I put the base coat on, use builder gel, apply a color (if I choose) and then top coat. I NEVER break a nail anymore. Previously, no matter how many layers of gel I put on - without the builder gel, my nails would break. Now my nails are as strong as if I've been to professional nail salon. I love the thickness of the builder gel as I see that as the strengthening layer.

It is self settling and seems as if it is too thick to work with at first, but if you have to - apply to one nail at a time, cure under the light and then go on to the next nail until you get the hang of it. This color is beautiful too. Very sheer, very natural looking when I do French tips.

Note in the photo I have this builder gel on my nails, however the color I am using on top of the builder is a color-change glitter nail color (when nails are warm color fades, cold -- color darkens) so the sheer results of the builder gel isn't depicted in the photos. I am just showing results of how, with practice, you can get a smooth result with the builder. I'm no pro - but it's good enough for me.
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