Saturday, August 13, 2011

What is Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish ? Read my experience in BMIC Salon

How many times we walked in to the nail salon with ugly/bad shaped nails and came out with clean & beautiful shaped nails

Well its the 5 Steps to basic manicure & pedicure that BMIC Nail Salon did on me that I am going to share in details with you girls here:)

1) Nail Cliper - to cut the nails to the desire length. And its always best to have nails of same length.

2) Shaping file - To shape the nails according to the preference

3) Cuticle Pushers - to push out the dead cuticle off the nails.

4) Cuticle Nipper - To clip off the excess dead cuticle. Gotta to becareful of this and not to cut your own meat .

5) Cushion file - To smoothen up the surface of the nail.

Hola, thats it .. sounds simple ? But of course all this required some patient and skills and most of us love to be pampered than to do it ourselves at home right ?

Apart from having the right tools to do the right job, it is important to have the right product to take care of our cuticle.

Nail and Cuticle Replenishing Oil - To moisture the cuticle and help to reduce growth of cuticle.

And now my nails are ready for nail polish session :D

This time around, I am trying Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish. Have been hearing about this for the longest time and finally got the chance to try it !

Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish is like your normal nail polish but it has the ability to last longer (around 2 weeks or more) because in part because they need to be “cured” under a UV light to dry (around 3-5 mins). Most importantly the gel must be applied and removed by a professional as normal nail polish remover cannot removed them.

No prize for guessing which color I choose ! I always love bling bling , so I chose gold with shinny dusts.

To apply Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish, our nails still need to be applied with base, color and top like our normal nail colouring but BMIC Salon has 3 in one gel nail polish (base, colour and topcoat)

Looked how shiny is my color nail polish !

Applying nail polish for both hands takes around 10 minutes.

Then my hands are put under the UV light box to dry. Takes around 3-5 minutes for the Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish to be completely dry.

The last step of this Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish is to use the special finishing wipe to remove the access on top of the nail. I was told this step is important or our nails will become sticky like cell tape.

Last but not least , I was given a good hands massage with OPI Avo juice. I chose Cris Apple flavour, very refreshing. The reason why the hand massages came after the Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish because our nails need to be completely oil free in order for the nail polish to last longer.

My Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish lasts around 3 weeks (including a week in India).

And the nail polish shine is still there even though it has been almost 3 weeks without any touch up! The downside of this Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish is that I need to go back to the salon tomorrow to remove the gel nail polish when some of the color at the nail edge are coming off!

BMIC Nail Spa Salon
S18, Pamper Floor Starhill Gallery Shopping Centre
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2148 1818
For more information check out their facebook here


  1. Sounds good! And I love your bling bling gold, hehe. I've wanted to try gel nail polish for so long but haven't found a good enough deal to entice me.

  2. I love gel polish kit when I have the opportunity to read blogs as interesting as this. Really thanks. I’m going to have to try that.

    - Cindy xx


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