How To Make Gel Nail Polish Easily with Gelibility

After amassing over 150 expensive gel polish colors from numerous manufacturers, nail technician Brandi Hensley found her clients still asking for more.  “What new gel colors do you have?”, “Can you match my favorite nail polish color in gel?”. These were just a few of the requests Brandi would hear daily.  Looking at the hundreds of regular nail polish she already owned, Brandi thought “if only there was a way I could to turn all those nail polish colors into gel polish, I would have every gel color imaginable”.

gelibility fix it stick it set

From there was born the idea of making custom gel polish. Brandi developed Gelibility Gel Polish to make her own custom gel polish from regular nail polish, thus providing unlimited colors for her clients while saving money at the same time. Compared to buying more gel polishes, top and base coats, creating custom gel polish would save hundreds of dollars.

So, do you want to make your own gel nail polish? With Gelibility you can do it easily.

What You Need


How To Make & Apply

  • Apply a thin coat of Gelibility Stick It! bonder to clean, dry nails. Cure in a UV, LED or CCFL light for recommended time.


  • Using alcohol on a lint-free wipe, cleanse the tacky layer from the nails.

Remove tacky layer with alcohol

  • Put equal amounts of Gelibility Fix It! gel and your regular nail polish on a palette or in a small dish. Wipe off nail polish brush.  (Some nail polish is thinner than Gelibility. It’s not always an accurate 50/50 ratio if you can measure 1 drop to 1 drop. When placing the drops onto the palette, put them next to each other so you can be certain you are mixing the proper amount of polish with your gelibility. If too little polish is used, the color may be a bit lighter than expected).

put equal amount gelibility and regular polish together

  • Using the regular nail polish brush, mix the GeLibility Fix It! and the nail polish well. Caution: Do not use Gelibility Fix It brush to mix or apply so your Fix It stays perfectly clear.

mix gelibility and regular nail polish

  • Again, using the brush from regular nail polish, apply a thin coat of your mixture to the nails.


  • Cure in a UV, LED or CCFL lamp. Apply a second coat of the mixture and cure again. Do not remove the tacky layer after curing.


  • Apply a thin coat of GELibility Fix It! as is to seal and shine. Cure.


  • Remove the tacky layer with alcohol and a lint-free wipe. Nails be shiny, strong, chip free and completely dry.


Curing time: 60 seconds LED, 120 seconds UV. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Gelibility Stick It! is a universal gel polish base coat/bonder. It is acid free and can be used with other brands of gel polish. However, Gelibility Fix It! is comprised with a unique formula, made to work specifically with Gelibility Stick It! bonder. Results cannot be guaranteed if a different brand base/bonder is used.

Gelibility’s unique dual-purpose formula has been thoroughly tested with every possible traditional nail polish. It works incredibly well. Gelibility manicure is beautiful, strong, shiny, long lasting, remarkably durable and dries immediately with zero drying time.

Gelibility Stick It and Fix It are sold at Esther’s Nail Center as a set or per bottle. So, what do you think about this brilliant product? Have you tried it out?

Gelish getColor-Fall Fall 2014 Color Collection

gelish getcolor-fall 2014 collection

BREA, Calif. – (April 2014) – When you think of Fall, what images come to mind? Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish sees the brilliant colors of nature: changing leaves, crisp red apples, warm mulled cider and colorful sunsets. Just in time to see the seasons change, Gelish offers Get Color-Fall Fall 2014 Color Collection, a warm autumnal palette to get you excited for all that Fall has to offer.

“Rich colors for the Fall season are beloved by all,” remarked Gelish Founder & CEO Danny Haile. “Our Fall 2014 collection takes the classic Fall hues up a notch with wearable glitters, stirring neutrals and bold takes on traditional shades.”

If it’s time for an autumn escape, take a page from Gelish’s color almanac and get polished with a new collection of colors.

gelish fall 2014 colors collection

The collection features six brand new, fall-inspired shares – each formulated and named to make you crave cooler weather and warm sweaters:

  1.  Clean Slate: Blue/grey crème
  2.  Rake In The Green: Grey/green crème
  3.  Berry Buttoned Up: Purple pearl
  4.  Hello, Merlot!: Berry crème
  5.  Whose Cider Are You On?: Brown pearl
  6.  Do I Look Buff?: Nude crème

The behind-the-scenes video for the Get Color-Fall Collection is expected to release August 2014 on YouTube and

The Get Color-Fall Collection will be on-shelf August 2014 and will be available as a 6 piece display, 12 piece display and as open stock.

Source: Gelish Official Press Release

Gelish Fall 2014 will be available at Esther’s Nail Center, your online source for at-home gel nail supplies.

Revamped Daisy Duo Gel Polish for Fewer Step Manicure

UPDATE:  We’re looking for bloggers to try out the new Daisy Duo Gel Polish, write and post a review and share the pictures with us. Interested? Just send your email to Thank you!


So recently Daisy released their new Daisy Duo Gel Polish line. And we were all excited with the new bottle, packaging and a free gift of nail polish.

Daisy duo soak off gel polish

About Daisy Duo Gel Polish

To start off,  the new Daisy has all-in-one formula, means no bond and no base needed.  The color has base coat included in it.  So, fewer steps for longer wear. And it would last to 21 days. Compare with the old one, the new bottle is more modern. It’s thick with its UV-protection coat and a black cap. It comes with a nice and sturdy plastic box packaging to protect it.

Daisy Duo is LED and UV lamp cured as well. It’s 2 minutes under UV Lamp and 60 seconds under LED Light. And it’s made in USA.  I think all these improvements are impressive.

What Blogger Said about Daisy Duo

The Daisy polishes applied with ease, only required two coats for full coverage and I had no issues curing in my LED lamp. The removal process was also a dream… the soak-off only took a few minutes. ~ Andrea from

How to apply:

  1. Gently remove the shine from nail bed with 180/240 buffer and clean the oil/dirt from nail bed.
  2. Apply 1st thin layer of Daisy soak-off Duo gel color. Be sure to seal the free edge foe each step.
  3. Cure under UV Lamp for 2 mins or LED for 60 seconds
  4. Apply 2nd layer Daisy soak-off gel color. Cure under UV Lamp or LED lamp with the same time as step 3.
  5. Apply Daisy Top Gel. Cure under UV Lamp or LED with the same time as step 3.
  6. Use a lint free pad/nail wipes with nail cleanser to remove the tacky residue on the nail.

Color Swatches

Just like the old color collection, the new Daisy Duo has many beautiful glitter toppers to offer as well as vibrant neon colors. On the the other side, the nude and taupe colors also enhance the swatches to balance it.

daisy duo gel polish swatches


Daisy Duo Gel Polish Swatches


For now, whenever you buy a new Daisy Duo Gel, you’ll get a free matching nail polish. This is great for matching your toes with your hands.

daisy duo with free nail polish


Daisy Duo and the old Daisy are available at Esther’s Nail Center, your online source for gel nail polish such as CND Shellac, Daisy, Gelish and OPI Gelcolor. Daisy Duo is retailed for $13.95 and the old Daisy is on clearance sale for only $8.99 (Reg. $10.99). Visit the website to discover more.

With much to love, I think Daisy Duo is a winner. It’s really worth to try.  What do you think?

Top 10 Gel Nail Polish Brands

Since the renaissance of gel soak off/hybrid nail polish a few years ago, lots and lots of gel nail polish brands are flooding the market  We used to be able to count just by hand. But now we lost count already on how many brands of gel polish are there.

So in effort to help the new/old gel polish fans on choosing the top ones,  we are making this poll to know which brands get into the list of the top 10.

Therefore, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please fill out the poll below with all gel nail polish brands you are aware of.  You can add your answers as well. Please share with your friends as well.

By end of this year, we’ll post the result in our blog and Facebook.  Thank you in advance for your participation!! Comment below if you have any comment …

New Glitter Daisy Gel Nail Polish 2012

new glitter daisy gel nail polish

Available now at, the NEW Glitter series of Daisy Gel Nail Polish. There are 10 new glitter colors in pinks, blues, greens, golds and silver. We are so excited with these new addition and Daisy growing color collection. Find it under ‘Daisy Gel Polish Glitter’ on Daisy polish page.

Let’s take a look at some of the glitter shades below.

daisy gel polish aqua crystal glitter

Daisy Aqua Crystal #1213

daisy nail polish go for green glitter

Daisy Go for Green #1207

daisy nail polish crystal pink glitter

Daisy Pinky Star #1179

daisy nail polish 14k glitter

Daisy 14K Nail Polish #1205


NEW Gelish Candy Land Gel Nail Polish

This spring, cure your sugar cravings with Gelish Candy Land, a collection full of sweet temptation. Candy-coat your nails with a selection of 6 shades so sweet such as Sugar N Spice (hot pink), Sugar Daddy (blue), Orange Cream Dream (orange), You’re So Sweet You’re Giving Me A Toothache (pastel pink), You’re Such A Sweet Tart (light green), and Don’t Be Such a Sourpuss (lemon).  All colors are creme.

new gelish candy land nail polish

Gelish Candy Land Color Gel Nail Polish

Gelish Candy Land collection is now available at Esther’s Nail Center. Check it out.

Introducing Ikonna and Orly LED Lights

If you have been waiting for the price of LED lights to fall off, don’t need to wait anymore. Now we have at the new IKONNA and ORLY LED light with more affordable prices.

Why would you consider using LED light vs UV Lamp? LED light cures faster so time and energy saving, no need to change bulbs and long lasting. It also can cure many brands of gel hybrid nail polish, not only one brand. No heat when you cure your hands.

Ikonna has been a well-known brand in UV Lamp and good thing they started to release their new LED light, called Ikonna LED High Performance UV Gel lamp.

Ikonna LED High Performance UV Gel lamp

Here are the description of Ikonna LED Light (based on the manufacturer website):

  • The new Ikonna LED High Performance UV Gel lamp is here.
  • Cure LED gel polish color faster, including difficult darker colors like purple and black.
  • The LED nail light can help you achieve or speed-up the gel/polish curing duration time.
  • Cure numerous LED or UV gel types, and is not limited to one particular brand.
  • Due to its high power output, light waves penetrate and cure the gel from the base layer.
  • LED lights can last up to 50,000 hours and do not diminish in power over its life span.
  • Sliding light visor pulls down to block the light from your/client’s eyes.
  • Features an incremental 10 second timer for precise cure times.
  • Operating time can be adjusted by pressing the timer button multiple times.
  • Each push adds 10 seconds. For example, press the 10 second button twice for 20 second duration.
  • When the time is up, the LED light will let you know with three beeps.
  • Cures gel polish in 10-30 seconds.
  • Space-saving compact design.
  • One year Ikonna warranty.
  • Available in black or white (we have black only).
  • This LED light cures first four finger and thumb separately.
  • Works with all LED cure PURE Gel polishes.

Works with the following UV cure Hybrid Gel polishes: Harmony Gelish, CND Shellac, NSI Pro Polish, Entity One Color Couture, Jessica Geleration

Does not work with: OPI Axium, Le Chat Perfect Match.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? I love that this LED lamp has 1 year warranty, which is a plus.

Ok let’s move to Orly LED 480 FX Gel light. Orly is famous with their nail polish and now they have their gel polish and led lamp.

orly led 480 fx gel light

Orly 480 FX LED light for use with Orly Gel FX or other gel polish.

  • Orly unique LED lamp dries in half the time compared to UV lamps.
  • Energy efficient, high quality LED light cures in seconds.
  • Lifetime bulbs, never need changing.
  • 10. 20, 30 second timer.
  • Raised panel makes it easy to cure thumb nails.Remove panel to cure nails.
  • Lightweight and compact.Safe and easy to use.
  • For professional use.Voltage AC 110-240V.
  • Power consumption 13W. Includes adapter.
  • This LED light cures first four finger and thumb separately.

This LED lamp can work on 110-240V. If you travel outside the US, this is a plus. Not sure if they have warranty though.

Ikonna LED lamp is $199.95 and Orly LED Light is $249.95. Available at

LED lamp is expensive at the front but in the long run, it’ll be a money-saver. Problem with UV Lamp is the bulbs diminish in power during their life time so it’s recommended to change every 6-9 months. One thing you need to know is that not all LED light are the same. They have difference wattage and power output depending on the bulbs and how the bulbs positioned. I heard problem from a customer and internet somehow, LED light 9 watt is not strong enough to cure in seconds. That means with 9 watt you need to lengthen the time to cure the gel polish properly which makes the curing time almost similar to UV Lamp. If this happens, then what the point buying LED light?



New Daisy Gel Nail Polish Colors 2012

Just recently, Daisy gel polish released over 30 new colors. These are beautiful colors not only for winter but geared toward any season from light pinks, dark blues and purples, neons to glitters.

Daisy gel polish Clear Pink #1133 is a sheer pink that was made for french manicure natural pink. Check out the color swatches below.

new daisy polish colors 2012 set 2

new daisy gel polish colors set 3

new daisy gel polish colors set 4

The new colors are number 1133 to 1176.  So in total,  Daisy now has 76 colors. Daisy nail polish is $11.99 and available at

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