Product Test Drive: SensatioNail Invincible Gel Nail Starter Kit by Nailene

I was thrilled when I won the SensatioNail Invincible Gel Nail Kit by Nailene. Since so many are going crazy over gel nails, I couldn't wait to see what the fuss was about. Turns out, I love this product! Check out my quick review:
The kit retails for about $50-60, but I see that as an investment, as you can do your nails at home, it's quick, and the results last. I highly recommend it.
Here's how to use the gel nail kit:
Remove old polish, file nails, and use the cleaner with the lint-free wipe.
Next, apply the gel primer. 
Then, apply a clear coat. Place under the LED lamp for 30 seconds. You'll hear a beep after 30 seconds.
Apply a coat of color. Put under the lamp for 1 minute. My kit came with red. Repeat.
Apply a coat of clear and then under the lamp for 30 seconds.
Use the gel cleanser to remove any moisture. 
My nails on Day 17...they finally chipped.
The gel nails are instantly dry, hard, and glossy. I was impressed.
I wanted to try another brand and it worked just as well.
I had many compliments on my nails, and many asked to touch them...kinda odd, right?

N O T E S :
  • This is MUCH faster than a regular mani. It only takes a few minutes, and nails are instantly dry.
  • Be careful with application. If you get polish on your cuticles/sides of nails, the polish will peel off.
  • Be sure to coat polish along the tip and underside of nail, to help the polish last.
  • I tried this with my toes and it worked well.
  • I also just did a clear coat, and loved the results too.
  • I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a lasting mani. I'd especially recommend this to those whose jobs involve their hands being shown (sales, tv reporters, etc).
  • This would be great to do before a trip. Your color will last for a couple of weeks!
  • And to remove, peel off the polish or soak nails in acetone for 15 minutes and then gently scrape/peel off. But I peeled mine off every time.
Would you try gel nails? Have you tried them?


  1. 17 days is such a great length for a manicure to last :)

  2. People really asked to touch your nails?! hahaha

    I get the UV manicure every other week. I spend $25 to get it done. Maybe I should invest in my own. Hmmm

  3. It does sound like a good investment seeing that a manicure every couple of weeks compared to doing a gel nail manicure yourself...you'd be saving money rather quickly!

  4. I want to try this so badly - it looks amaze balls!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  5. I had no idea that gel nail polish lasted such a long time. That's awesome. I hate it when my nail polish chips after a couple of days.

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  6. I've seen a lot of people talk about gel nails but didn't know what the fuss was all about. But after 17 days I definitely think they are worth it.

  7. This looks great Elle! My nails always chip the next day but I use regular polish. Do you remove this gel one just like any other polish?

  8. Ooh, I love this! Sounds like the perfect product for people like me who smudge regular nail polish EVERY TIME! :)

  9. Have never tried gel nails before, and with this kit, you make it look so easy. Might give it a try:)

  10. I would love to try this! Anything faster is a definite plus in my book.

  11. oooh! neat review! I got a gel mani for my wedding and LOVED it...lasted well past the honeymoon at the beach with salt water and sand. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  12. Ooo, thanks for posting this review- I was wondering what people thought of this kit!

  13. my fiance bought this for me a few months ago and i love it! it works so well and it stays on for about a week!

    drop by allister bee soon!

  14. At-home gel kit?! Now this is something I want! I haven't gotten my nails down with gel yet, I currently just do regular manis for myself, and they last me a while, but 17 days is awesome! Thanks for sharing, Elle!

  15. wow, you're so lucky to have won this, it looks and sounds like a Fantastic kit! Congrats

  16. Most of my friends that are really into keeping up their nails use this kind of nail polish now. They say it's the best. Take care,


  17. Omg, Elle--that's awesome. i really want to try Gel nails, and this set looks incredibly easy to use. so glad it only took 1 minute to dry and then lasted for more than 2 weeks. that's just amazing!

  18. 17 days?? This looks fantastic!

  19. Ooh I'll have to give this a whirl. Especially since it's faster! xo

  20. Wow, 17 days, that's amazing. What a cute little machine.

  21. That's a really great product if it lasted 17 days! I'm so tired of coloring my nails and then they chip two days after.

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  22. Cool beauty blog!
    Following you. You can check out mine below and hope you like it.

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  23. Amazing! Definitely a worthy beauty investment. Thanks for the review! xo style, she wrote

  24. i wasn't sure what i was looking at at first but that is so cool! i honestly, rarely rarely paint my nails because i hate when they chip about as much as I hate removing the polish... so I just leave them dull all the time, which is nice and ugly. just peeling off polish would be a great option for me.

  25. SO COOL. I taught myself to do acrylics in the past so I could have my manicures last for a while, now I really want to try gel nails! 17 days until a chip! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  26. Wow!! They didn't chip until 17 days in?? That's amazing!

  27. wow, looks like a gem! love the led lamp most!


  28. this is a GREAT investment!! Gotta have!!! found you thru bloghop, can't wait to read more posts :)


  29. so is this lke the shellac? i think this is an awesome investment because it costs anywhere from $30 - $50 for a shellac manicure at the salon and $10 to get it removed. it just kind of freaks me out to peel it off.



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