Professional Nail Techs?! This one is for you! EzFlow have such a good reputation in the nail industry and in my opinion it deserves all the respect it gets. In general, their products are high quality, fuss free and make the job of a nail tech so much easier.
Today though, we are talking about the TruGel Gel polishes. These are described as a 100% gel polish which means that they are a mix of both soak off gel and a polish pigment. This type of formula for me means that the client gets the look of a polish but with a high shine, long lasting result.
Let’s start with the positives:
-Trugel comes in a huge range of shades. There is something to suit everyone from the palest of nudes to neons all the way to the blackest of blacks.
-The pigmentation of this products is quiet good. When compared to something like the Manicure company gel polish Trugel would have a more watery consistency. However, they still allows for the product to be built up in thin layers to create a beautiful even finish. It can sometimes take three coats to get this to where I want it.
-The wear time of these (provided the nail is prepped correctly) is 2 to 3 weeks, or sometimes even more depending on the client. Over gel or acrylic enhancements the colour will last as long as you need it to.
-I have not had any issues with these fading in the sun.
-The bottle is a huge 14ml and is unbelievable value for money.
-I find these really easy to remove with acetone and nail wraps. 5 minutes max and the client is ready for a new set . They peel away from the nail and leave no product on the nail so no need to buff the excess with a file.
-I really like the brush. It is longer than some others I own but I like this, particularly for applying over enhancements as I can apply a nice even application.
There are a few less positive points that need to be made but I have a work around for them all.
-The product and in particular certain shades can tend to shrivel if you apply even a fraction too much. I have noticed this with the really pale nudes and some of the more pastel shades in the range. To avoid this you need the thinnest of layers, particularly for your first layer. Because this product is quiet watery, you will barely see the product on the nail for your first application.
-In the colder months the product tends to freeze in the bottles. I have not seen this with many other brands. If this happens I place them near but not directly on a radiator for a few minutes or in a warm bowl of water. This can be a pain if you forget to do this and suddenly realise your client wants that particular shade. Whoops.
-There can be slight shrinkage with these if you leave them to settle on the nail before putting them under the lamp. I tend to work fast and do one nail at a time, flash curing.
So I bet you are all wondering what my favourite colours are from the range?! Here we go. Love My Latte,Absolutely Smitten, Hypnotic, Tantalizing Trapeze, Beach Club Babe, Extraordinary Spectacle. I also hear so many people rave about the shade Tutu so I think this will be one to add to my collection next time I am placing an order.
These are curable in both UV (2mins) and LED (30secs) lamps and area available from NSI in Swords.
Overall, once I am careful with the application I do like working with Trugel Gel Polish from EzFlow. It wears well on both natural and enhancements, comes in a huge range of shades and to top it all off it is an absolute bargain.
Have you tried these gel polishes before? Are you a fan? What shades are your favourite? I want to add more to my collection so all suggestions are welcome with open arms. Also, let me know what your go to gel polish range is.
I would rate this range 3.5 out of 5. They loose points for the problems they cause me during application. Be sure to rate these products below if you have tried them and let us know what you thought of them by leaving a comment.
Until next time, happy nailing!!