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Pro 45 Starter Kit

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Red Carpet ManicurePro 45 Starter Kit
 
4.4

(based on 620 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long lasting (452)
  • Easy to apply (444)
  • Good value (415)
  • Good pigmentation (230)
  • Versatile (151)

Cons

  • Difficult to apply (40)
  • Wears off easily (26)
  • Messy (21)
  • Takes practice (9)
  • Difficult to remove (8)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (114)
  • Special occasions (97)
  • Normal skin (51)
  • Dry skin (27)
  • Sensitive skin (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (238), Natural style (159), Trendy style (129), Budget shopper (18), Brand buyer (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (15), 1+ hour (7)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (262), Medium (227), Deep (15)

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5.0

Wish I Would Have Bought This Sooner!

By Veganista

from Bucks County, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

      Look no further for a flawless manicure that lasts for weeks without chipping. It is easy to use and produces beautiful manicures in the comfort of your own home. This pays for itself in two uses compared to what you pay at the salon! RCM offers a ton of colors, too. Treat yourself and purchase this-you'll be glad you did!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the best beauty investments

      By Amanda O

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Nail Polish Is Very Sheer
      • Uv Light May Burn Cuticle

      Best Uses

      • Weekly Use
      • Women

      Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

      I bought this product a few days ago, and I am SO happy with my purchase. I am so glad I "splurged" and spent the money on it. I bought this when Ulta had a deal, and ended up getting an extra polish for free.

      First of all, this is very easy to use and very effective. I got a rock-hard manicure in 15 minutes. I'm on day 3 of my manicure, and it's still going strong. I had 1 nail I had to re-do, but that was mainly because of my own self-control issues. Remember to use VERY thin coats of the base, color and top coats. This will ensure that it will cure. You really don't need globs to be effective.

      Don't worry about the tackiness at the end! Don't get frazzled when you finish curing your top coat and it's sticky - this is normal! Just wipe the nail with some rubbing alcohol, and your beautiful gel manicure will be set.

      My only complaint is that the nail color is very very sheer. It looks more like a glaze, and I used 3 coats. The color that you actually end up with is no where close to the color of the bottle. That is something to consider - you may want to find another color, and use the Red Carpet color as a glaze to add shimmer. That is what I'm going to do when I change the color.

      Another tip is to use sunscreen on your cuticles and the delicate skin around your nails. The UV light itself is not very damanging, but when you stick your fingers under it 4-5 times (base, coat, coat, coat, topcoat), the light will definitely burn your cuticles a bit. I would apply a little sunscreen (not on the nail, but around the nailbed) with a Q-tip before sticking your fingers under the light. I did not reduce the rating, because this error was due to my own stupidity. I should have thought of that, since I have very sensitive skin that burns easily.

      One more minor complaint that I didn't decrease the rating for, is that the top coat burns a little bit! Again, this could just be because of my skin sensitivities. I didn't get any on the skin, but I could actually feel the burn underneath my nail. It was a little uncomfortable, but it was not painful and the burn didn't last for more than a few seconds.

      100% worth it!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fabulous product!

      By Tuckah's Mama

      from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • On-the-go

        Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

        I wanted salon results without investing the time and the expense and to be able to "get a mani or mani-pedi" at precisely the time it suits me. I don't like my feet worked on, I just want my toenails neatened up and painted. I don't like to get them done often, but I like to be able to change colors for an occasion if I need to, without paying for that whole service. I have only used this system for what seems a short time and already I have saved several hundred dollars over what I would have spent at the salon. Some other brands of polish last a little longer but take longer to get off. It seems that the brands that don't last quite as long are easy to get off with a soak and I'm fine with that. If you like the idea of that salon done look but you don't necessarily feel like getting your toes and fingers done there is pampering....then this is certainly a system for you. Once you get the hang of it (and it doesn't take much...you will figure out your own way that works) you will be absolutely tickled with it!

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best thing ever.

        By Y.Kay

        from Sacramento, CA

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Some Colors Fade

        Best Uses

        • Saves Money

        Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

        I would go to a salon and pay about $35 dollars for Gel manicure. This product pays off just after 2 uses. I can't use regular polish because my nails are weak and break easily even when my nails are trimmed really short. I can go for 3 weeks with gel and not have to worry about chipping and breaking.
        2 things I don't like about Gel Polish. 1. Takes longer to remove. 2. Some gel polish (not this brand particular) like the pink ones always fade into an almost white color after just a couple days. I don't know why.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes
         
        5.0

        Fantastic investment!

        By Budget Beauty

        from Arkansas

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High quality
        • Long lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use

          Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

          This product is fabulous! My nails look better than when I go to the salon! The key is THIN layers! On my second try my nails look perfect! So easy to use!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Very durable

          By Sara

          from Modesto, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Convenient
          • Convienent
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • On-the-go

            Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

            I used the manicure set to save time and money on my nails. I usually just paint my nails with regular polish, but it always chips with in days or smudges with in an hour. I had to return the first kit I bought because the lamp didn't work. I almost bought a whole different set but decided to give this kit another try. When I went in the store to return the kit and I asked the customer service clerk if she could verify the light worked and it did. I took it home, all the instructions are easy to follow but very tiny to read. After the first hand was done I was very pleased with the coverage and the steps. The next day I was canning all day and washing a lot of dishes and dealing with knives. The manicure stood up to all different elements. It also took half the time of the salon. The next day I did my toes, again, very easy.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes

            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Loved this......but

            By Cat Woman

            from New Oxford, PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Damaging

            Best Uses

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

              I loved this system and was hooked on it, used it for 14 months and started to notice my nails were changing. When removing polish the correct way, my nails were starting to peel the outer layer and I would "protect" them again by using the gel system again because they were so soft and the gel system added "strength".....or so I thought. I have now eliminated this system and am desperately trying to get my nails to be healthy again, they are ruined. They bend, spilt, peel. I will accept doing my nails with regular polish and touching up polish if need be. I followed all directions to the "T" -- the look was always fantastic but the end result is horrible.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              3.0

              Poor nail lamp, otherwise fantastic

              By Just want the lamp to work

              from Fort Collins, co

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Nail Light Faulty

              Best Uses

              • Excellent Nail Protection

              Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

              The nail polish and hardening effect of the product is great. My nails are very weak, break easily and peel. This nail polish stays on much like acrylic salon nails. However, the nail lamp was faulty from the beginning. This is an expensive part of the kit to replace. I was only able to use it twice and now it won't work at all. My friend has had the same experience with it working intermittently, but hers hasn't failed altogether. This nail product is great,but the lamps is the problem. I recommend the nail products if you have a lamp that works.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Love it! A few tips are needed

              By NoraAK

              from Knoxville TN

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

                  I have been doing my nails since grade school. I went to cosmetology school in the nineties, and used to do acrylics on my friends and family.(I personally never cared for the feel)
                  I love this product. Read instructions, watch videos, and read blogs or pinterest for tips though.
                  My suggestions
                  1. Don't expect perfection the first time. Everything improves with practice.
                  2. Personally I found doing 4 nails start to finish and then 4 nails... easiest I didn't have to worry about smudges etc.
                  3. The red is gorgeous but buy a lighter more forgiving color to start with until you get the hang of it. Red is not an easy forgiving color.
                  4. Try not to get on skin but if you miss some and it gets cured you can trim it with cuticle nippers.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing Kit

                  By Vanessa Marie

                  from San Jose

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • User friendly
                  • WORKS GREAT

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bi-weekly

                    Comments about Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit:

                    This is such a great product. If you have the time and have patience you will become a pro in no time and save a ton of $$$$$$$

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

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