Kiko Milano Perfect Gel Duos
So the set comes with two products, the Perfect Gel nail lacquer, available in 18 different shades and the Perfect Gel top coat which cures in daylight without the need for UV, producing a more durable manicure so lets check out some of the different shades available and whether they stand the test of time!
All of the swatches below are of three coats and a layer of top coat.
The Wear Test - I'm sure you're all wondering how it got on with wear during the week. I actually recruited my Mum to test this out for me. She's famous for not being able to keep polish on her nails for more than a day or two without major chipping (it's to do with her nail structure methinks, even Gelish slipped off her nails!) so I'm always trying new top coats and polishes to see if they stick around.
My Mummy wore the shade Orange on her nails from Friday to I think Wednesday before she had a major chip and for her that is pretty good. Kiko promise UP to a week of chip-resistant wear so a five day stretch for someone whose nails chip so easily is a marker for quality I think.
The pros for this collection are that the system does seem to work, the top coat gives the polishes a fantastic shine and seem to last a fairly long time. Also, the sets are presented in really slick packaging so it would be the perfect gift for any polish lovers and the polish can be removed by normal nail varnish, easy peasy!
The biggest con I think is that the sets are strictly sold as duos so if you want to buy more of these particular Perfect Gel nail lacquers, you also get an additional top coat. The two products are designed to work together so you can't really have one without the other but for £7.90, its not bad for a colour and gel-like top coat, even though you might end up with a surplus supply.
The Perfect Gel Duos are available in Kiko stores and online here for £7.90. What do you think of the gel effect trend, worth the hype? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to follow, subscribe and like all of the social media sites below, until next time :-)
*these products were provided for review but all opinions are mine