Just Nail It – Mariposa Gel Polish

Brokedown Vanity - JNI - Mariposa

I picked this up a while ago, while out with my daughter. If you haven’t been able to tell, she really enjoyed getting her nails painted, since I wont let her play with makeup yet.

We sometimes watch nail tutorials together, and she wanted to know what Gel Polish was like. I honestly haven’t played with it myself, since it normally requires a UV light to set the coats properly.

We saw this pack at Dollarama, and since it didn’t require a light, I thought I’d give it a go.

Brokedown Vanity - JNI - Mariposa - Swatches

The kit came with 3 colours and one topcoat. The blue was horrible, it went on super thick, which I know is normal for Gel polish, but I really didn’t think I’d need to do 3 coats for it to get sorta smooth and fully covered. The pink was better, it was 2 coats, but only because of the cheap applicator, a different brush would do wonders. The teal was the best, but it was sheer, so I did end up doing 2 coats. The topcoat preformed fine, not super quick-setting, but didn’t take too long either.

As for wear time, I didn’t want to be bothered with putting this on my actual nails, it seems to take so much longer than normal polish, for the same results. I did put it on my toenails for testing, and didn’t get any chips for 9 days. I don’t wear socks, I like them, just not on my feet. So there was the chance for many nail chipping circumstances. I am awfully clumsy.

I now want to try the legit Gel Polish, because it much be super nice if it acts like the teal did, self leveling and easy coats. I would just want an opaque polish, myself.

For $3CAD, it was fun, and now I have something new for my toes.

‘Til Tomorrow,


***Disclaimer – I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned on this blog. I just started to blog, so who would sponsor me, seriously. All items featured were purchased with my own money, gained by some other means, like awesome gifts from peoples, trades, or perhaps even a promotion of some sort.***


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