Summer heat is upon us, and I was craving for a bright, orangey color for my nails. After doing a lot of searching online I, I ordered IBD’s Just Gel Burning Flame. It’s a great juicy gel with no shimmer or glitter in it. I’ve had it on my hands for a week so far, and don’t have any chipping or peeling.
The color reminds me of bright red geraniums or poppies. Very vibrant, glossy, and fresh. The shade seems to change a bit under different light.
I used my Gelish ph-bond, base, and top coat to do this manicure, and cured with Sensationail LED light. Even though the bottle calls for 30 seconds in LED, I did the full minute like with Sensationail polishes just to be sure, LED’s seem to have different voltages.
The Gel is very easy to apply, and 2 thin coats give pretty good coverage. Nails don’t feel or look overly thick. What I have on the pictures is 2 coats, and if you look very closely, you can see the free edge of the nail, but it’s not obvious. The reason I didn’t do 3 layers is because I plan to do another layer at about 1.5 weeks to fill in the area where the nail grows, and wear my manicure for 3 weeks total without excessive thickness.
You can see how the shade changes at different angles and under slightly different light.
Overall, it’s a very good quality affordable gel polish. Very easy to apply- gels are much more forgiving than regular nail polishes, because they don’t dry until you cure them, so it’s easier than ever to get perfect manicure at home.
I purchased all the products mentioned here myself, and just expressing my opinion on their quality. Hope you found some information here useful!