Hello Lovelies! & Happy Saturday. Today I’m sharing a review of some exciting nail mail I recently received: Butter London’s new Peel the Love PureCure manicure system. This system is designed for be a gentler way to do Gel Nails: it applies & cures like gel, wears like gel, but is designed that when you’re ready to remove all you have to do is peel the manicure off!
I don’t wear gel nails a lot, although I think for some people (like those who don’t change their nails as often as I do) they’re an amazing option! I usually go for gel when I’m going to be going a period of time with no option of changing my nails (like vacations, busy times at work, ect) so I like to have some around. The only thing I don’t like about gel is how damaging it can be to your nails when it comes to removal as they require you to soak your nails in acetone. & that much acetone is just killer for you nails. So I was very excited to have a different option.
I figured the easiest way to show off application would be to make a video of application.
As you can see from above, the application was easy. File, push back cuticles, clean nails, base + top, cure, colour, cure, colour, base + top, cure & finally clean off stickiness. The starter kit I was sent includes everything you need to get beautiful gel nails. & I have to say, the manicure turned out beautiful. You definitely have to make sure that you keep your coats of colour thin other wise they can go a bit wonky, which means you might have to apply 3 coats instead of 2 for perfect coverage. But I was really impressed with the whole application process. I found it quick & easy which is always essential when it comes to manicures, especially because I did mine while our little guy was napping. & he is not a long napper.
Now what you’re probably most curious about: removal. Obviously a claim such as “you can just peel it off” definitely got me curious. For my left hand, I wore the design for a couple of hours then decided to follow the directions to test out just how easy it is to peel off the design.
They recommend you to soak your nails for 5-10 minutes before attempting to peel off the manicure, so later that night I soaked my nails & used a cuticle pusher for removal. As you can see above, it did just peel off, although there were a few places where it was a bit harder & didn’t come off in one go. I think this has to do somewhat with only wearing it for a few hours, versus like a week. I tested out the wear on my left hand to see how long I could get the manicure to last–7 days before my pointer finger started lifting!– & it peeled off much easier, without breaking apart like it did above.
All in all though, it definitely lived up to its easy to remove claims!
All in all, I’m really impressed with Butter London’s new Peel the Love manicure system, & I can definitely see it becoming my new gel manicure staple! The fact you can just peel the gel off without damaging your nails is really what sells it for me!
If you’re interested in trying out this system for yourself, you can find the starter kits HERE. You can also find an assortment of awesome colours HERE. All the polishes as 12-Free & designed to be gentle on your nails.
Are you a fan of Gel polish? Are you going to try out this new system for yourself? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
*PR SAMPLE* These items were sent to me for free for review. However, all opinions are my own.
2 Replies to “Review: Butter London Peel the Love PureCure Manicure System”
Can you use other brands of gel polish with the Butter London base and top coat?
Yep! I’ve had good results using my system with other gel polishes & still being able to remove it the same. Obviously the Butter London Gel Polishes are specifically designed for the process, but from my experience you can mix & match.