IsaDora Gel Nail Lacquer Scarlet Red

A current trend among all those gritty texture polishes seems to be a really glossy and shiny look. The ultimately best way to get this has been all those gel lacquers where you'll also need an UV lamp an all that. Just recently some brands have been coming up with these gel nail lacquer polishes that look as glossy and shiny, but you don't need any UV lamps or anything like that. While ago the Finnish make-up brand Lumene renewed their nail polish line so that all their polishes are now gel effect polishes and now IsaDora is coming along with their line of these type of polishes called Gel Nail Lacquer. I just got one of these IsaDora ones for review with the special Gel Nail Lacquer Top Coat, so that's what you are seeing today!

The one that I got is called Scarlet Red and the color is gorgeous cold toned red with fine shimmer. The color is so bright and pigmented that you can't really see that light shimmer on nail, which is a bit shame, but then again the color is really gorgeous by itself too.


These IsaDora Gel Nail Lacquers are really simple to use: first you apply two coats of the colored Gel Nail Lacquer and let dry for 3 minutes. Then you apply one coat of the Gel Nail Lacquer Top Coat and that's it! You can use a regular base coat under dark shades to avoid discoloration. These work in any light - in natural light or artificial light, so no UV lamp needed.

I used two coats here and the top coat, just as the instructions say you do. The polish itself dried really quickly and the top coat was even faster, so it's truly a quick drying top coat. The top coat also gives that really gorgeous glossy shine to the polish.

First I thought I'd do a duration test to this polish as they promise that these will stay on nice and shiny for total of one week. But then I realized that this wouldn't probably give you guys much information, since pretty much all my manicures stay on for at least one week if I do them properly. But for those of you that have problems with manicures chipping and all, maybe these could be a nice solution? Other Finnish bloggers have also already made some great duration tests, so you can check out great posts about that for example from Better Nail Day or ZigiZtyle (they are in Finnish, but you get the idea just by looking at the pictures).


I definitely will wear this for a holiday, when I want my manicure last long and stay looking as good as possible. I think I'll need to buy some other color for this, because this red - even though it's gorgeous - isn't probably the color I would wear for whole week.

At the moment the Gel Nail Lacquer collection includes the Gel Nail Lacquer Top Coat and ten nail lacquers (at least here in Finland four of these are seasonal colors, the other six will go to the permanent line): 

210 Gel Nail Lacquer Top Coat 
220 Classy Nude 
221 Iced Coffee 
222 Pink Bomb 
223 Cherise 
224 Scarlet Red (seasonal) 
225 True Red 
226 Coral Crush 
227 Orange Dream (seasonal) 
228 Ocean Drive (seasonal) 
229 Aquatic (seasonal)

I think I'm going to need the nude one or the brownish one as I think those colors might be the best choice to wear if I'm going to need to wear the same manicure for several days. Also, that Ocean Drive one looks really good! I might need to go shopping...

What do you guys think about this new gel lacquer trend? Have you tried any?


Disclosure: I have gotten the polish and the top coat show here for review. For more information view my disclosure policy. 



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Sain IsaDoran maahantuojalta vastikää testiin uuden Gel Nail Lacquer sarjan lakan ja päällyslakan. Kyseessä on todella mielenkiintoinen uutuus, sillä tässä saa periaatteessa geelilakan kiillon ja pitkän pysyvyyden ilman minkäänlaisia UV-lamppuja/uuneja tai vastaavia. Toki nämä eivät pysy viikkoja, kuten normaalit geelilakat, mutta luvataan näille kuitenkin viikon pysyvyys, joka on varmasti mukava uutinen niille, jotka kärsivät helposti lohkeilevista ja kuluvista lakkauksista.

Testattavaksi sävyksi sain ihanaisen kirkkaan punaisen Scarlet Redin, joka on kyllä todella herkullinen sävy. Tämä on yksi neljästä lakasta, jotka ovat vain kausisävyjä, eli jos tätä himoitset, kannattaa suunnata kauppaan pian. Muut kuusi sävyä ovat jäämässä pysyvästi valikoimiin. Lakkaaminen tällä on todella yksinkertaista: ensin levitetään kaksi kerrosta värilakkaa (kerrokset saavat olla reilujakin), annetaan lakan kuivua kolme minuuttia ja tämän jälkeen levitetään näille erityisesti tarkoitettua päällilakkaa Gel Nail Lacquer Top Coatia. Lakka kuivuu niin keinovalossa kuin luonnonvalossakin, ja se tosiaankin kuivuu nopeasti!

Ajattelin ensin tehdä tästä jonkinlaista kestotestiä, mutta rehellisyyden nimissä minulla kestävät normaalitkin lakkaukset hyvänä kevyesti viikon verran jos vain teen ne huolella, joten ajattelin, että minun kestotestistäni tuskin olisi hirveästi hyötyä kenellekkään. Kun taas jossain vaiheessa lähden (toivottavasti) johonkin pitempään reissuun aion kuitenkin ehdottomasti laittaa jonkun tällaisen lakan testiin ja katsoa, miten se kestää mukana. Sitä odotellessa kannattaa kuitenkin katsastaa esimerkiksi Better Nail Daysta tai ZigiZylestä kattavat lakankestotestipostaukset.

Tykkäsin hurjasti lakan kiillosta ja sävystäkin, vaikka ehkä tällainen superkirkas punainen ei ole kaikista omin minulle. Luultavasti päädyn ostamaan jonkun noista vähemmän kirkuvista sävyistä juuri esimerkiksi reissuja ajatellen. Toisaalta tuo Ocean Drive olisi kyllä ehdottomasti minun sävyni...

Mitä mieltä te olette tästä uudesta geelilakkatrendistä? Oletteko jo kokeilleet näitä IsaDoran Gel Nail Lacquer -lakkoja tai muita vastaavia?


*Lakka ja päällilakka on saatu testiin blogia varten.

12 comments

  1. Great post; good to hear there's more of this kind of products available.
    Hey, I've a request: would you be willing to test this top coat over any other regular polish? I've been hearing great things about such use of other gel-like TCs (like the one from CND's vinylux). Or do you think it's the colour polish that has this lasting quality and not so much the TC?

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    1. Thank you! I was actually thinking about testing the TC over regular polishes as I also want to see if it works with those at all and if it's still really quick drying one. If it works over a regular polish, I'll definitely see how long it lasts. The Finnish importer of IsaDora said that the TC works only with these gel polishes, but I'm not sure if that's really true or not, so I'll need to test that! :)

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    2. Sure they're gonna say that (to promote/sell their product). :)
      Very cool, can't wait to hear about your findings!

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    3. Yeah, that's what I thought also, but we'll see what happens when I try it! :)

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  2. This looks really great, too bad IsaDora isn't sold here.

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    1. Oh, that's really a shame, they have such great polishes!

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  3. A great idea for my next vacation! Have been thinking about sporting naked nails becase I am afraid of chipping and do not like to renew my polish on holiday. But this seems a good alternative!

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    1. This is really is a great choice for vacation manicure! I actually bought already another one (Iced Coffee) just so I'd have something neutral to wear on holiday. :)

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  4. This is a stunning red - I love it and love your photos :-)

    I've tried one of the Avon Gel type polishes in the last few weeks. I thought it was okay, it certianly lasted a few days without any trouble :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! The color is really gorgeous! :)

      I didn't even know that Avon has gel type polishes too. I have to check out those! :)

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  5. It's total crap. The colours are nice, but for me the brown colour lasted less than 24 hours, much less than any usual nail polish! i kept it for a while out of the experimental interested, within couple of days only one third of the polish remained on nails.

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    1. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that! It's really annoying when something like that happens. :/

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