GelColor by OPI Soak-Off Gel Lacquer nail polish

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GelColor by OPI Soak-Off Gel Lacquer nail polish
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What is this product?
Iconic OPI Color in a polish-on gel formula! GelColor by OPI's shine-intense shades cure in 30 seconds and last for weeks. From its distinctive bottle and custom brush, to its unbeatably fast application and lightening speed cure.. gelColor by OPI redefines salon gel services with durable, glossy OPI color! GelColor by OPI delivers faster services than previous Gel generations! Cures in 4 minutes per set vs. 12+ min. for standard UV cure.

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GelFusion Technology : A Fusion of advanced gel polymer chemistry with high-speed LED technology for iconic OPI color at the speed of light.

1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond.
2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail.
3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light.
4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail.
5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5.
6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application.
7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light.
8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.

Soak Off Gel Removal:
1. Use a buffer or file to break a portion of the seal on top layer of top coat.
2. Put fingers in a bowl of acetone or soak-off remover , or wrap the nail with foil around finger, be sure to put acetone or remover on a piece of cotton before wrapping with foil. (if acetone is warmed up will be quicker to remove, do not microwave acetone or any flammable products simply place a bowl of warm water under the bowl of acetone or soak off removal products allow 5-10 mins)
3. Allow nails to soak in either acetone or soak-off remover 10-15 mins.
4. Use a orange wood stick or cuticle pusher to remove gel off remaining gel polish.
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72% Recommend this product (23 of 32 responses)
By Mary
Fairfax,Va
May 29, 2017
Love It!
All Opi products are great!
ProsOpi gel products A+! Thank you!
ConsNa
By Mary
Fairfax,Va
May 29, 2017
Opi gel color
Love all Opi nail products ! Thank you!
ProsA+ Opi Gel products.
ConsNa
By Mary Peter
Fairfax, Va
May 29, 2017
Opi gel base coat
Love it!
ProsLove the Opi gel products!
ConsNa
By Curly girly
Orange CA
April 5, 2017
Gorgeous color
But it only lasted 2 days before 3 nails completely peeled off. This is why the nail salon i go to refuses to use opi gel. Its awful. Worst part i cant even return it.
ProsGreat color
ConsDoesnt last more than 2 days
By Jonathan
Little Rock, Arkansas
November 3, 2016
Lincoln Park After Dark
Lincoln Park After Dark is my favorite dark nail polish. The deep, dark purple reads black with a beautiful purple undertone. It is more complex than just a plain black nail polish. Goes on smooth and even. Perfect for fall manicures and probably my favorite nail polish for pedicures. Can't recommend enough. A+++
By Kim
Lords Valley, PA
September 23, 2016
Love these!
The product line is amazing and the color gel does last long!
By Dagneli
Kissimmee, FL
June 29, 2016
Love it
Love it!!!!!
By krish
,
May 4, 2016
love it
love it and great shade, long lasting.
By Kate
,
March 5, 2016
Excellent Brand
Always a great staple to have in your nail color selection. Smooth formula and takes about 3-4 days before chipping begins, depending on what you are doing with your hands.
By Smiley
,
February 26, 2016
Brand Worthy
Definitely does not chip as quickly as other drug store brands so it does live up to the reputation. HUGE range of colors and finishes. Really would recommend this brand.
25 Questions & 13 Answers
Tamara van Utens
from Moreno Valley California asked:
July 28, 2015
Hi! I have another question. I'm looking for a fuchsia colored nail polish and am having a difficulty determining the true polish colors in the ad. Could you direct me to a fuchsia polish? Thank-you so much for your help.

Tamara van Utens
from Moreno Valley California asked:
July 28, 2015
Does it require a light to cure it? Also, why is it called "soak-off "?

Karen
from Miami asked:
May 2, 2015
What can you use when you decide to remove the gel?

debbie
from florida asked:
October 3, 2014
Do these gel polishes have a regular owlish color to match?

Justwannaknow
from California asked:
August 23, 2013
Do you have to use a light to cure this polish? Or, do you use it like regular polish?
Yes, you have to use the light to cure all GelColor products.
Wei-Ju
on August 27, 2013
from Los Angeles, CA

Di
from Hurricane WV asked:
July 31, 2013
Does gel polish have formaldehyde in it?
When they first started making it, it did have it (formaldehyde) in there. They have since re-vamped the product and it no longer is included in the ingredients. This is my all time favorite shade and was thrilled when they made it into the gel polish. It's a must have!!!!
Jennifer
on August 1, 2013
from Texas

karen
from Windsor ont canada asked:
May 7, 2013
Is all Gelcolor by opi soak off?
GelColor cure in 30 seconds and last for weeks.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Glenda Amen
from Sterling, CO asked:
November 18, 2012
How do you soak this off?
GelColor cure in 30 seconds and last for weeks.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Vicky
from Greensboro NC asked:
November 17, 2012
Do you have to use the UV light? I hate going to the salon ans wou,d love to find a good color that lasts as long as my Sally Hansen all in one polish. Thoughts?
GelColor cure in 30 seconds and last for weeks.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Carolyn McCloud
from Davenport,Iowa asked:
November 7, 2012
Does this nail polish require a special lamp to dry?
GelColor cure in 30 seconds and last for weeks.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Lisa
from Minneapolis, MN asked:
October 24, 2012
does this color "You Don't Know Jacques" come in a regular polish?
Yes, "You Don't know Jaques!" comes in regular nail polish ! You can't go wrong with this color, it is neutral & you can wear it w/ anything & during any season. This is a color OPI HAS NOT discontinued because It's a classic! Beautiful color that goes with any skin tone. Order it now !
Micki
on October 28, 2012
from Plano, TX

mary foley
from benton ar. asked:
October 14, 2012
Is this the no dry time gel laquer?
Yes, "You Don't know Jaques!" comes in regular nail polish ! You can't go wrong with this color, it is neutral & you can wear it w/ anything & during any season. This is a color OPI HAS NOT discontinued because It's a classic! Beautiful color that goes with any skin tone. Order it now !
Micki
on October 28, 2012
from Plano, TX

mary foley
from benton ar. asked:
October 12, 2012
Is this the no dry time gel laquer?
Directions: 1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Deborah Washington
from Solon , Ohio 44139 asked:
October 11, 2012
do I need to use uv lamp to cure
Directions: 1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Ge
from Chicago asked:
October 1, 2012
This gel color is new to me. Do you need a special light to cure it? Is it similar to regular nail polish, except the fact it stays on longer etc. because it's thicker? Can someone explain how this works? I would love to try it!
Directions: 1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

lucie
from france asked:
September 21, 2012
hello, do you want ship to france ? Sorry my english lol
Hazmat items that are shipped express have an additional $20 fee. Hazmat items shipped APO Military/Air (including: Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam, Virgin Islands and Catalina) also have an additional $20 fee and international hazmat items have an additional $30 fee. Please keep in mind some countries do not allow hazmat items at all and the entire order may be cancelled.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

jess
from malta asked:
August 28, 2012
I have a salon and I had a problem with 2 of my clients I used the bond aid on natural nails than applied the gel colour base coat, 2 coats of coloured gel colour and gel colour top coat and dried it under uv as usual and wiped nails with nas 99 and lint free wipe. For these clients the gel colour did not last for more than 2 days, can you please tell me what might went wrong. Thanks
The OPI web site says if you are using a UV light you need to dry the top coat for 3 minutes. The dry time on other brands I have used is 1 minute for top coat. Make sure you increase that time. My nails lasted about 1 1/2 weeks and then one chipped. I also did two things different from what you did: 1. I used "OPI Bond Aid ph Balancing Agent" before the base coat and 2. I used 3 coats of color instead of 2 (mostly becuase of the sheerness of the color).
Mona
on August 28, 2012
from Carlsbad, CA

jess
from malta asked:
August 28, 2012
I have a salon and I had a problem with 2 of my clients I used the bond aid on natural nails than applied the gel colour base coat, 2 coats of coloured gel colour and gel colour top coat and dried it under uv as usual and wiped nails with nas 99 and lint free wipe. For these clients the gel colour did not last for more than 2 days, can you please tell me what might went wrong. Thanks
Directions should be this 1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Elizabeth
from Yucaipa california asked:
August 18, 2012
Do I need a uv lamp for this gel polish?
yes
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA
1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Miriam
from Louisville KY asked:
July 23, 2012
I'm a chemist and would like to know what chemicals are in this product! I had something like it put on at a professional salon and my husband and I spent over 45 minutes first softening it with Acetone, which I do NOT like using and then by peeling the rest of the nail product off. It really makes both of us very hesitant to return to the salon for more treatment. I did like the fact that it dried instantly and stayed on almost two weeks with no cracks or chips but am hesitant to use a product that is so hard to remove. Regular nail polish didn't begin to take it off! FRIGHTENING!
OPI use GelFusion Technology : A Fusion of advanced gel polymer chemistry with high-speed LED technology for iconic OPI color at the speed of light.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Pat
from Greensboro, NC asked:
July 16, 2012
Must it be dried by a special light or can it air dry? What do you mean by soak off? Is this designed for home use? Please help! I'm willing to pay the price if it works!
OPI use GelFusion Technology : A Fusion of advanced gel polymer chemistry with high-speed LED technology for iconic OPI color at the speed of light.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

dywfl6
from Jupiter, FL asked:
June 22, 2012
Are OPI gelcoats for regular nails? What do you mean by rinse off?
OPI use GelFusion Technology : A Fusion of advanced gel polymer chemistry with high-speed LED technology for iconic OPI color at the speed of light.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

pammckenney
from bedford ;nh asked:
June 8, 2012
How. Long does nail polish last? Door yoou need heat lamp. Do you need a top and base coat?
OPI use GelFusion Technology : A Fusion of advanced gel polymer chemistry with high-speed LED technology for iconic OPI color at the speed of light.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

Doris Cabral Jensen
from Denmark asked:
June 4, 2012
How do you take off the gelcolor? Do you have to buy a special remover? Do you have to use the UV light?
1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA
Soak Off Gel Removal: 1. Use a buffer or file to break a portion of the seal on top layer of top coat. 2. Put fingers in a bowl of acetone or soak-off remover , or wrap the nail with foil around finger, be sure to put acetone or remover on a piece of cotton before wrapping with foil. (if acetone is warmed up will be quicker to remove, do not microwave acetone or any flammable products simply place a bowl of warm water under the bowl of acetone or soak off removal products allow 5-10 mins) 3. Allow nails to soak in either acetone or soak-off remover 10-15 mins. 4. Use a orange wood stick or cuticle pusher to remove gel off remaining gel polish.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

teresa
from florida asked:
March 15, 2012
Do you have to use LED Light? Or can you use UV light?
1. Sanitize, prep, and push back cuticles. Then wipe with Hand and Nail Cleanser (or Bond-Aid) using a lint-free wipe. Apply Hand & Nail OPI PH Bond. 2. Apply OPI BASE Gel in a thin application and seal the edge of the nail. 3. Place hand in the LED for 30 Seconds or 3 minute in a UV light. 4.Apply Gelish color of choice in a thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges of the nail. 5. Place hand in LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes (3 min is suggested) in a UV lamp. For darker coverage repeat steps 4 and 5. 6. Apply OPI Top Coat Sealer from cuticle to free edge using a light application. 7. Place hand in the LED light for 30 Seconds or 3 minutes in a UV light. 8. Wipe off the Tacky layer with Cleanser or Alcohol.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA
Soak Off Gel Removal: 1. Use a buffer or file to break a portion of the seal on top layer of top coat. 2. Put fingers in a bowl of acetone or soak-off remover , or wrap the nail with foil around finger, be sure to put acetone or remover on a piece of cotton before wrapping with foil. (if acetone is warmed up will be quicker to remove, do not microwave acetone or any flammable products simply place a bowl of warm water under the bowl of acetone or soak off removal products allow 5-10 mins) 3. Allow nails to soak in either acetone or soak-off remover 10-15 mins. 4. Use a orange wood stick or cuticle pusher to remove gel off remaining gel polish.
Maiia
on March 19, 2014
from San Jose, CA

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