After everything that’s happened so far this year, and with the ever-pending potential lockdown again, I don’t think we will ever take Hairdressers, Beauticians and Nail Salons for granted again. Highlights, haircuts, facials and gel nails……our little luxuries that unfortunately many of us are now having to forfeit.
Attempting to bring a gel nail Salon experience into your home may sound a little intimidating (especially if like myself, your nails aren’t quite your forte). However Ruby Cosmetics have the perfect solution with their Pro Nail Kit.
The Ruby Cosmetics Pro Nail Kit allows us all to get the perfect gel nails from the comfort of your own home and at a fraction of the cost.
Ruby Cosmetics have also very kindly offered my readers and followers 10% off full price items, including this kit by using the code: paperdoll10
THE RUBY PRO NAIL KIT
Lets take a closer look inside this impressive kit which is perfectly packaged in a magnetic-closure strong box. Each Kits contains:
1 x Base Coat
1 x Top Coat
2 x Applicators
1 x Nail Prep Buffer
1 x Mini UV Lamp
+ Pigment Powders
Each Pigment Powder can be used in two different ways – as a Shimmer or as a Chrome effect finish. There’s a huge variety of pigment powders shades to choose from to match your mood, the season or just personal preference, from bronze, coppers, metallics and reds through to pinks, blues, pearls and greens.
There are currently two kits available – the ‘2 Powder Pro Nail Kit’ or the ‘4 Powder Pro Nail Kit”. Depending on how you apply the nail products will determine your finished nail look – a shiny chrome, or sparkly shimmer.
HOW I APPLIED THE PRODUCTS FOR MY SHIMMER NAILS
Firstly I prepped my nails using the included ‘Nail Prep Buffer’ which is a cuboid made up of 4 colourful sides that…. 1). files the nail edges, 2). removes ridges, 3). smooth nails, and finally 4). shines the nails.
Next I applied a thin layer of base coat onto my nails and popped my nails under the LED Lamp for 60 seconds.
The LED lamp has an automatic 60 second timer so you don’t need to time it yourself as the light stops automatically at 60 seconds, which is super handy!
Next I took the powder of my choice. I decided to go with the gorgeous bronze coloured powder which is such a perfect Autumnal shade and I went for a shimmer finish. I used an applicator to dip into the pigment powder then started applying straight onto my nails. I used small circular motions on my nails with the applicator and I found this gave a really even finish and made the application smooth, simple and mess free.
Finally, I applied a layer of top coat over the powdered nails and popped my nails back under the LED Lamp for 60 seconds and thats it! The nails were complete!
They were completely dry with no tackiness nor that sticky feeling you can sometimes get. You didn’t have to worry about smudging or sitting there ages for your nails to dry. Just quick, easy and surprisingly simple.
If you prefer a chrome finish you do everything I did as above, except add an extra ‘top coat’ layer just before you apply the powder. All the instructions are on the box and it’s really straightforward to follow.
I have to say I have never been the best at applying nail polish, however I was so happy with the results, especially for a first attempt. I can imagine I’ll get better and neater each time, and may even attempt the odd fancy pattern with two powder colours soon too. I really enjoyed the process, it felt like a bit of pamper ‘me time’ and I can’t believe how fast it was, and all from the comfort of my own home. I am seriously impressed!
It really is like having a pro nail salon in your own home that’s right there (and pardon the pun) at your fingertips!
GEL NAILS SOAK OFF
When the time comes to take off the gel nails, you can separately purchase a gel polish remover and soak off caps to make removing the gel nails a breeze. A quick and easy way to remove the polish in the comfort of your own home. These can be purchased at https://www.rubycosmetics.co.uk/. (Don’t forget my ‘paperdoll10’ discount code).
PRICING AND DISCOUNT CODE
Priced at £45 for a 2 powder kit and £55 for a 4 powder kit. I think this is extremely cost effect when you take into account everything that is included and the longevity of use.
Both the top coat and base coat bottles are a generous 15ml size and the foldable LED Lamp makes it feel so professional as well as being compact and very simple to use. The applicators are really useful and can be reused, the nail prep buffer works well, and I love the variety of pigment powders on offer too. You don’t need to use much of the pigment powders on your nails each time either, so each pot will last you a very long time.
You can purchase further powders at anytime, all details can be found on the Ruby Cosmetics Website.
My readers and followers (and feel free to pass on) can receive a 10% Discount on full priced items at Ruby Cosmetics by using the Code: paperdoll10.
I can’t wait to try the others colours which will be perfect over the festive Season. Ruby Cosmetics also offer an array of beauty products including brow, makeup, plus makeup brushes and stencils. You can browse their whole product line at https://www.rubycosmetics.co.uk/
* This Ruby Cosmetics Pro Nail Kit Review post contains PR Samples. AD – PR Samples.
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