Hi! My name is Sarah and I’m the new Assistant Buyer for Health and Beauty Care at Grocery Outlet! Working here these past few weeks started to make me wonder what our products were really like, so my guest posts on the
Bargainista Blog will give you the rundown on Grocery Outlet beauty products and real-life product tests, how-to’s, and fun ideas on how to use them.
Our first topic is Nail Polish. Grocery Outlet carries a variety of nail products, and this week we will be looking at Nutra Nail’s Gel Perfect 5 Minute Gel-Color Manicure
This nail color comes in twin packs—so you’re getting 2 Gel-Color polishes for $8.99—already a pretty neat deal, but let’s take a closer look. The packaging promises that the polish sets 5 minutes and I’ll get a "lasting patent leather shine."
Anyone who has ever had a ‘gel manicure’ at a salon knows that it can take close to an hour if not longer. The payoff is that the manicure will last for at least two weeks without chipping—while maintaining a glossy finish—as compared to a regular manicure. I’m going to test it out and see if that’s true.
Before we begin, a few things to remember about any sort of nail polish: paint your nails in a well-ventilated area and give yourself enough time to paint your nails—plus dry time.
This nail color kit comes with a handy-dandy instruction sheet, which seems easy enough to follow, along with three different little bottles: gel color, activator, and brush cleaner. If you follow the directions on the sheet provided, everything should go smoothly.
As someone who isn’t very good at painting her own nails, I found this product to be extremely user-friendly. For example, I didn’t manage to strike the perfect balance of gel color and activator—but conveniently there’s a Q&A on the back of the instruction sheet. My nails weren’t drying quickly, so I ran some cold water on my hands and viola! The color set! And I was left with a very vibrant red color on my nails that gleam like patent leather.
For $8.99, this is a super fabulous deal! Especially since elsewhere this product will be sold anywhere from $9.99 - $14.99 for a single pack, while Grocery Outlet is selling a 2-pack for $8.99—so that’s about $4.50 per pack! And you could save up to $10.49 per pack! Wow! What a deal!
I was surprised by how quickly the polish set and how shiny my nails are! The packaging advertisements were right—my nails dried fast, the color is vibrant, and they are patent leather shiny!
And if you want to change up your nail color, Grocery Outlet also carries the Nutra Nail No-Mess Express Gel Perfect Remover for $4.99 (five individually packaged nail polish remover pads) although 100% acetone polish remover will work as well. This retails for up to $7.99 elsewhere!
Give it a try, and let us know how it goes on our Facebook page
. I think you’ll be really surprised at how great a manicure you can give yourself. See you next time!