RED CARPET MANICURE

I couldn’t wait to get this post up and can’t tell you how much I love this little kit! I used to love doing my nails every week, but stopped a year or so back because my nails used to chip all the time with the type of work I do and from general wear, but let me tell you this Red Carpet Manicure Gel Polish stays on for ages! 
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Red Carpet Manicure: Starter Kit With Portable Led Light c/o
This is my first ever gel manicure experience, I have never walked into a professional salon to get this treatment nor have I invested in a home gel manicure system before, until now! I wish I knew about this months ago and can’t wait to invest in other polish shades from the range and the “Pro Led Light”. This kit comes with the basic “Portable Led Light” and takes longer to cure the nails, around 1-2 minutes, however with the pro light it will only take 30-45 seconds. The pro led light does come up more expensive compared to the portable light, but it’s definitely worth the investment if you love this kit as much as I do!! The portable led light does the job beautifully, it does take longer and its harder to work with but it cures the nails evenly and leaves you with gorgeous shiny nails. The curing process takes between 1-2 minutes depending on the product(s) used and the stage you are at when it comes to prepping your nails for the polish. Each gel polish goes on the nail evenly and I find it much more easier to work with than regular polish, it distributes nicely for the perfect finish. Before we get into the polish let’s go back to the start and go over the prepping process and how to get your nails ready for the perfect manicure! 
 
First of all you will begin with the “RCM Prep Liquid” basically what this does is dry the nail plate to promote maximum adhesion of the gel product to the nail. You will then go in with your “RCM Structure Polish” a clear base coat with a thick sticky consistency that cures for 60 seconds. After prepping the nails now for the fun part, you can pick your polish shade, the set includes a classic red in shade “Reddy” (shown above), and this is the first shade I used and love how simple but elegant it is, it also contains a high shine finish, making this perfect for festive season and it makes your nails look so much longer. I received a couple of “party polish” shades from the new Red Carpet Manicure “After Party Exclusive” collection and you can buy these individually from the website. After applying your polish you will then cure this for 2 minutes, using the portable lamp included in the kit and once cured you will then apply a second coat to even the polish out and leave you with professional results. Once your nails are complete you will then finish the nails off with the “RCM Brilliance” super-shiny top coat; this gives amazing results leaving your nails very shiny, healthy and gives a stunning lacquered finish that lasts. You cure the top coat for 2 minutes and I can’t get over how shiny this leaves my nails, it has definitely converted me to gel polish over regular nail polish and I hate to admit this, but I am hooked! 
 
Once your manicure has dried you will then use the “RCM Purify Lotion” to go over each nail and remove excess product and tackiness, you can then nourish your nails with the “RCM Revitalize” cuticle oil by placing this around the nail wall, cuticle and plate to leave your nails shiny, nourished and hydrated. Your manicure should last 2-3 weeks once cured or until your nails naturally grow out! If however you want to change the colour or remove the polish you can use the “RCM Erase Lotion” to remove your manicure. You get a special “Remover Kit” that includes everything to easily and safely remove the product without damaging your nails, and I will include more information on this and the removal process in my next “RCM Polish Shades” post. You can select from a variety of shades and textures on the Red Carpet Manicure website from mattes, glitter, high-shine, pearl, sheer, shimmer, gloss  and metallic the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to get my hands on the other formulas and textures to try out. I have also noticed the RCM website includes pretty nail art kits to create incredible designs and play around with glitter, crystal gems, nail jewels, and the very polished, French manicure. I definitely know what I will be getting this Christmas and feel these make the perfect gift for any nail enthusiast or even if you don’t bother with nails much (like I did) this will change your views and make you almost obsessed with everything nails!! 
 
Overall this kit is very easy to use and lasts ages! The effects are incredible and I can’t stop looking at my nails now :’) definitely excited to show you all the polish shades in my next post, and tell you more about them. It has brought my excitement back for doing my nails and trying different shades and I really like how dramatic the polish shades are and the staying power!!
 
What’s your thoughts on this kit? Have you ever had a Gel Manicure?
 
xo, Jenny
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  • Angel Barroso

    Que estuche tan precioso!
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  • I’ve been a skeptic with gel manicures. I’m indecisive and was worried I’d be bored with the long lasting color. Which is totally dumb. This was a great review and I think I might venture into trying them. (:

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  • This looks wonderful, need to add this to my birthday wish list!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    • Jenny

      Thanks Annabel 🙂 you should definitely invest in one of these they are fab! xx

  • The Style Rawr

    I’ve been using this for about a year and love it! I need that glittery red polish. <3

    Tara x

    • Jenny

      Thanks lovely and its gorgeous! Perfect for festive season 🙂 it’s my favourite shade at the moment xx

  • Anita

    oooh this looks incredible 🙂
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    • Jenny

      Thank you 🙂 x

  • Looks like a great set!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    • Jenny

      Thanks Heather x

  • Jenny

    I really need to invest in one of these! Gel manicures in salons are too expensive. I used to get them often when I worked in a salon and got a 50% discount, but I can’t justify paying full price! This looks like a good system and sounds to be the same quality of salons. Thank you for the how-to and review!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • Jenny

      Definitely do it, you wont regret it! They are so expensive I think that’s the main reason I never went to salons before 🙁 this kit is amazing tho! and gives professional results, definitely worth buying xx

  • how fabulous!! 😀

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    • Jenny

      Thanks 🙂 x

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  • Kirsty Leigh

    I love this i used to get my nails done all the time, and this kit looks so easy to use!

    Kirsty | KirstyLovesx

    • Jenny

      Thank you 🙂 it really is xx

  • Georgi Honeyghan

    I’ve had this pro kit for over 2years now and I have well over 100 gel polishes lol!
    It’s awesome .. Every girl should have one !!!

    • Jenny

      Wow 2 years! I need to get more pieces for the kit and so envious! I wish I had this much polish shades 😉 xx

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  • I need to try this now! You’ve totally sold it to me!

    Paige xx
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    • Jenny

      Thank you lovely x

  • This kit sounds pretty awesome <3 Keep In touch dear..hugs
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    • Jenny

      Thanks x

  • Becky Hines

    I’ve tried this kit before, at a friends, and it was absolutely amazing!! Whenever I see her I get her to do my nails with it 🙂 You have to try the blue sparkle one, it’s a light blue! It is beautiful after two coats and it stays on really well! Great blog post 🙂

    Becky, x
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    • Jenny

      Aww that’s amazing lovely! It’s great you get to use it without buying one yourself 😉 I just tried the blue yesterday after seeing your comment and love it! It comes up dark blue on my nails tho but it’s still gorgeous xx

  • Milex

  • I’ve looked at getting this kit but didn’t know if I should but after seeing that you’re happy with the results too – I’m tempted!!! 😀

    Layla xx

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    • Jenny

      You need to get this, its amazing!! I can’t wait to get more polishes and the main led light xx

  • Jessica Edmunds

    This sounds awesome, I definitely want this as an early xmas pressy to myself now haha, my nails are basically a sorry state since I stopped wearing acrylics so I need to up my game and gel polishes sound like a good way to xxx

    • Jenny

      It really is and the kit is easy to work and use, you should definitely treat yourself to a kit you wont regret it! The results are incredible! You should try a cuticle oil or hydrating hand cream to help your nails xx