New users of Gel-X often have a tricky time preventing the Extend Gel from overflowing and properly maneuvering the Gel-X Tip under a light to cure. With Extend Gel Novice, you can let go before curing without worrying the Gel-X Tip will shift!
Extend Gel Novice is HEMA-free and soaks off as easily as our Extend Gel. It partners perfectly with our Neutrals Gel-X Tips and Heavenly Top Gelcoat for an effortless, polished look.
What You Get:
• 1 - 15mL jar
I’ve been using the Aprés classic gel x system for a year, maybe a year and a half, and this (along with the nude nail gel x tips) is the most disappointing product I have tried. My tips popped off within 15 minutes of application. Tips and natural nails were appropriately prepped using Aprés products/following their tutorials.
I am a novice, I only do my nails and those of my friends and family. The first set I applied using Novice didn't last very long, so I found some videos and tried it again. The set I have on now is literally the first set I have had to stay on for over two weeks since I started using Apres products a few years ago. I can't wait for more of the Novice gel to be available to purchase!
Easy to do. Hasn't lasted past 6 days max.
I have been doing my own gel-x nails for over a year and hald and I am not professionally trained. I tried out the novice formula to see if it would be easier to apply gel-x nails, but honestly I was not a fan of this product. This is my review after I tried to use this gel on 4 different sets. My main issue is that once you press the tip on to the nail, the gel is most likely going to ooze out from the sides or the bottom of the nail. Because the gel is not liquid, I found it challenging to clean up the excess gel with acetone or alcohol before curing. When I tried to clean it, there was always gel residue that only became visible after I cured the nail. Moreover, if gel oozes to the bottom of the nail or below the cuticle, it is almost impossible to remove the gel before curing and without removing the tip and starting over. This is fine at first, but once the nail grows out, there is messy, partially cured gel at the bottom of the nail. I fix this with an e-file, but it is unfortunate that I have to do this a week after my set. It makes the overall nail look unprofessional. The best way to reduce this problem to flatten the gel before pressing the tip to the natural nail bed, but the problem still occurs.
I also found the gel to be weaker than other extend-gels. I normally get 3-4 weeks with my gel-x nails; however, with this gel, my nails lasted a little under 2 weeks on average.
On the positive side, this gel does solve the issue of crocked nail tips.
Love the Novice Gel super easy for a beginner