Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fuse Gelnamel Review

I usually do Veteran's Day mani, but this year I completely forgot.  Instead, I have this overdue review.  My friend K sent me a few of these to try out, and I had very low expectations.  I am not at all into gel nails or anything that is permanent on my nails, since I like to switch colors daily.  Sometimes, I'll change twice in one day.

I will do the bullet points of the positive and the negative aspects to make this short, but if you have any questions let me know.  I can't comment on the wear time, because as I mentioned above, it is not my thing to wear a nail polish for over 2-3 days.  I think 3 is the record.  Moreover, in my opinion, wear time really depends on the person and the activities they perform throughout the day.


  • No agitators for shaking it.
  • It bubbles, and some of the bubbles did not disappeared after curing.  The best thing to do is apply carefully and try to 'pop' them as you go.
  • Removal is longer than regular nail polish.
  • How to thin it?  No one knows.  I am a big fan of thinner and given how thick this is, I find it a bit challenging to apply.  Their FAQs do answer some questions, but not this one.
  • Packaging can be deceiving.  I thought I was getting flakies and it was glitter.


  • Dries super fast.  30 seconds, as stated.
  • Shiny and glossy.  This is like plastic.  Comparable only to wet nail polish after a super shiny topcoat.
  • Makes nails harder.  My nails felt protected.
  • Great color selection,  This is just my opinion, but I think that for the price, and the purpose that I would use it for (trips and getaways), I think that the colors are good enough.
  • Easy to use.  It was ridiculously easy to use.  The instructions are easy to follow,
  • Good for traveling (compact kit).
  • Easy to remove.  This is compared to other gel polishes.  I have heard nightmares about certain gels and shellacs.  For this one, I used the foil method, 10 minutes timer, and I was done.  No damage whatsoever to the nails afterwards.
  • Bottom line: I would recommend.

Layering Order:
2 coats Fuse e-motion
1 coat Fuse gone fission
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures