Academy of Colour Gel Nail Kit

So I promise this is my last review of something that I got for Christmas. (Y’know, at almost the end of February) But this one to me is SO exciting. I’ve said before that I always used to be obsessed with my nails, especially with some nail art, but over the years since I’ve abused them a bit while working in a pub and smashing them against my steering wheel.

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So my nan bought me this gel kit for Christmas and it’s an absolute GODSEND. On special occasions I’ve gone to go get a Shellac set done, but it’ll be SO much easier to have a kit on hand for any time and any place. This comes with ALL the stuff too, the lamp, the colours, a base/top, remover and cleanser and all the lil tools. Perfect for a nail fanatic such as myself. I’m also SO glad it comes with all the removal tools because when I used to get my Shellacs done, I was way too lazy to go back to get it removed so I just peeled it off myself and wrecked my nails for a while. AWFUL I know.

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This comes with a nice red and a sort of creamy-taupe colour, which I have yet to use, but I love the red as it’s a classic, bright tone. The only issue is I’m not as careful as I need to be. With normal varnish, if I get any on my cuticles or fingers, it’ll just come off in the shower. With gel, you get any of that on your skin without realising and set it, that’s that nail buggered as soon as it starts to peel off your finger. So that’s gonna take quite a lot of practice since the last time I tried, I didn’t do a FANTASTIC job (hence no photos of it) BUT I’ve ordered a couple more colour that I’m gonna use over the next couple of days in preparation for Paris so I can have a totally chic black manicure.

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While looking at new colours on Amazon I kept finding loads of extras like holographic and chrome powder and I just get that feeeeeeling that I could grow a bit of an obsession with this. I’ve just gotten rid of my collection of 100 nail varnishes, I can’t grow another one…

44 Comments

  1. February 22, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Wow, you’re nails are insane. I love the effect/design you’ve got in that picture, that’s awesome. I love creating nail art but after two kids my nails broke a little but are getting back to the point where I can do more than just paint them ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much! You’ll get there soon and they’ll look FAB

  2. February 22, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I think I’m going to have to get my hands on one for myself! I really want to start nail art myself๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป I’ll probably fail epically tho!

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      You totally should! It’s all practice, I remember I used to make SUCH a mess at the beginning! x

  3. February 22, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I’ve never heard or come across this before but it looks so good! I don’t really wear nail varnish but for those who do, this is something they need to try out! looks amazing girl!

    sami x

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      I’d never heard of the brand either, but it’s so good! Thank you so much! x

  4. February 22, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    this seems like such a good product, might have to try it out myself x

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:40 pm

      It really is, it’s good for a budget option too! x

  5. February 22, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    This looks so good! Definitely gonna have to try it!

    Love, Melissa X
    lovemelissax.co.uk

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      You should! It’s definitely worth another try, plus it’s easier to remove when they grow out if the kit’s at home!x

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      No way, that’s so cool! Thank you so much Olivia! xx

  6. February 22, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    Your nails are insane! I’ve never heard of this brand before , but their colours look so good! X

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you! Neither had I, I was pleasantly surprised! x

  7. notsphiwe
    February 22, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    That kit sounds amazing! Im temped to give it a try!

  8. lolitambonita
    February 23, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    I would love to get a gel kit for my nails! I heard they help nails grow too! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • February 23, 2017 / 6:09 pm

      They do! It makes them so strong that it’s so hard to break them! X

      • February 24, 2017 / 3:01 pm

        Thats exactly what I need as my nails are so weak! x

  9. February 23, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    I used to get gels done all the time as I am a chronic nail biter, but recently have stopped to save more money. But might consider this nail kit though, must be so easy not just to have it cheaper but to do it when you want! xx

    sophieannetaylor.blogspot.co.uk

    • February 23, 2017 / 6:10 pm

      It’s honestly so useful! You get the set for roughly the same price as you’d pay just to get one set done! X

  10. February 23, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Oh this looks so good! I’ve been looking for something that gives a long wearing nail colour!

    • February 23, 2017 / 6:17 pm

      Then this is that something! Home gel kits are SO useful! X

  11. February 23, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Ooo always on the lookout for new gels!
    Def will be giving these a try!
    Thx!<3

  12. February 23, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    I’ve been looking for some more gel nail kits to try, I will be looking into these!
    Abbie xo
    chasingmydesire.com

  13. February 23, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Love the galaxy theme of ur nails!

    • February 23, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      So am I! I’m trying to pace myself with buying more colours ๐Ÿ™ˆ x

  14. February 23, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing girl. Your nails look like a galaxy. I’ve never heard of nail kits like this before. I’ll have to look ‘me up!

    Breanna Catharina
    toocuteforlife.com

    • February 23, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much! Thanks for reading lovely ๐Ÿ˜˜ x

  15. February 23, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Hi, your nails look very impressive. This set looks fantastic, and a great way to do your nails if you are not clumsy like me, Chloe #TeacupClub

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