Aug 2, 2013

Essence Gel Nails at Home: Product Preview

Who was waiting for new REAL Gel nail system from essence!?
IT’S ME!!!!!

Today I’m going to show my recent haul from essence. Essence has been selling very nice gel-like polish system named “better than gel nails”, but now they’ve decided to launch their own REAL gel nail system! It’s called “Gel Nails at Home” and above is what I’ve bought from them; the starter kit (9.99 euros, below) and the LED lamp (24.99 euros, above).

さて方々で「待ちかねてる!」と大騒ぎしてたessenceのジェルキットがついに!ついに発売されましたよ!!……ということで本日は即刻買って参りました記事です。今回買って来たのは上の写真の2つ、スターターキット(9.99ユーロ)とLEDライト(24.99ユーロ)!まずは内容がどんなもんだったのか、を紹介したいと思いまーす。

Now let’s start with starter kit. There’s two different kits available; one with clear top gel and another with “French” top gel (I think it’s flesh pink color gel) and I bought one with clear top. In the box you can find the instruction (not in the photo) and four bottles as above - Peel-off base gel, clear top gel, primer and gel cleanser. Gel bottle is a bit small that it only contains 7ml. Primer is only 8ml too, but I’m sure I can’t complain to think about its super feasible price (2.99 euros for gels and 2.49 euros for primer).

まずキット、箱の中にはベースジェル・トップジェル・プライマーとジェルクリーナーが入っています。今回かったキットはトップジェルがクリアのものですが、もう1つ「French」と称してピンク色のトップジェル(多分)入りのキットもあります。……こちらはそのうちジェルだけを買って使ってみないとーではありますが。各内容量は↓の写真の通り(見づらくて申し訳無いです)。ジェルが7ml、プライマー8mlと小さめではありますが、……まあ値段が値段ですしね(;^ω^)

Now let’s go for the lamp because THIS was the stuff I really couldn’t find any info around. As written before it’s only 25 euros which is very cheap…or rather too cheap…compare to normal LED or UV lamps we can get on the market. I was even a bit afraid that probably this lamp would be a crap; but no worry, I’ll say “it’s not the best lamp BUT still good to have” due to its price, size and quality.

So here’s the lamp. With the first look you’ll see when you opened the box, nicely wrapped up with the bubble wrap. It’s also wrapped with clear thin plastic wrap to keep lamp super clean, but before the use anyway I think it’s better to remove them.

さてランプの方ですが……正直いうと全く期待してなかったワケです。ジェル関連の商品なんて、ジェルネイル先進国日本より劣るものがずっと高い値段で取り引きされてるのを知る身としては期待なんてしようも無いワケです。で、そこに来て25ユーロ=3000円のLEDランプと来た。これはもうゴミレベルだろうと。でも買ってみないことには解らんよねと買って、中身見て、……良い意味で裏切られたなというのが正直なところです。

Above is the back of the lamp; and now you can see there’s another switch from the button on the top. Back switch is the main switch and button is the timer switch, so first you must turn on the main switch and then hit the button to turn on the UV-LED. Button switch has a timer function that LED will be on for 60 sec which is compatible for their gel and then it automatically switches off. This timer function is not always attached for cheap nail lamp as this, so I think essence’s lamp is already very valuable for its price :D

というのも①主電源とランプ電源が別々、かつ②ランプ電源はタイマー機能付き、なワケです。60秒固定ではあれどタイマーはタイマー。安物ランプだとつきっ放し&時間のコントロールは自分でするしかない事も多い中コレはなかなかのクオリティだと思います。残念ながら中のLEDは↓のとおりの安物砲弾型ではあるのですが、ランプの価格を考えたらまー贅沢はいうてられませんわな。ちゃんとついてタイマーで切れて時間調節気にしなくていいというのは大変に便利です。これで25ユーロなら安いと思いますよ正直。素晴らしい。

One small con for this lamp is the LED. They’re cheap normal power LED which is now only used for very cheap lamps. Well this lamp itself IS very cheap lamp so I could imagine & understand why this normal LED has been used here. Nowadays LED used for nail lamp are mostly high-power chip-type LEDs which cures most of gels in 10-30 sec…which is way faster than essence’s set. But well, I still think this lamp is totally worth to spend for especially if this one will be your very first UV lamp :)

Now time to try out, right!? I’ve first tried on plastic tips for practicing & to see how it works…and it’ll come on next post :) I’m going to try on directly on my nails pretty soon and will post about it as well…so STAY TUNED!! ;)

さて商品紹介はここまでとしてとりあえず試してみないとねー!ということで練習がてらチップで試してみましたよ、と。この辺は次の記事でまとめます!一応悪くない感じの結果にはなったので近々自爪でも試してみる予定です。どうか上手く行きますようにー!!

2 comments:

  1. I´m very curious about your opinion on this. I personally was very interested but will not buy it because the procedure of getting the Gel off of your nails seems to be rather damaging (at least I´ve seen this on many blogs).

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  2. Wow, I think it's fantastic that essence has their version! It's nice that the lamp is so cheap, I think that's the main thing holding people back from trying DIY gels at home.

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