Wednesday, November 13, 2013

3 Minute Gel Nails

After my favorite Sally Hansen Fast-Dry Topcoat died out on me, I was in the market for a new topcoat.  I've repurchased the Sally Hansen topcoat many times and even though I love it, I wanted to experiment with a few others. That's when this Nail-Aid 3 Minute Artificials caught my eye. I couldn't pass it up for the price! Not to mention, I absolutely love gel nails but going to the salon every two weeks can get time consuming and costly. What did I have to lose?

Here are a picture of my nails before:

Here is after I used the topcoat:

You can see this top coat adds tons of shine, as gel polish does! But 3 minutes?! Not too sure where that comes from. It dries to the touch after about 15-20 minutes. However, I painted my nails and seven hours later when I went to sleep, it still left impressions on my nails. I also experienced chipping as any normal polish so it didn't last for two weeks as my gel polish does.

Overall, this is not something I would repurchase or even keep using. Have you tried this product out--if so, what do you think?


  1. i was not too impressed with the 3 minute artifical nails. i do like the other products offered by nail aid. the clear one to make nails tougher and the blue one to make them grow. i have really hard time getting my nails to grow and not break off. and i really like them. for my go to topcoat/dry fast polish i use the sally hansen insta-dri top coat. it makes my manicure last way longer and dries the polish in about 5 minutes. i work in a warehouse and it even holds up to me picking up boxes all day.
    only downfall i dont like about it is it gets gloopy fast. but i had the same problem with the sech vet one from sally beauty supply. have you found anything else that works for you?

    1. My favorite is actually also the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri but like you, I hate how it goes bad and goopy fast!

  2. I just purchased this and I essentially use mine as a base coat and then use their new top coat. works pretty well in my opinion :)