Professional Beauty tried: Jessica

Name of products:  Reward Basecoat, Phenom Vivid Colour Nail Polish (in Jessica Red) and Phenom Finale Shine Topcoat

Brand: Jessica

USP: The Reward Basecoat is full of vitamins and antioxidants which help maintain the nail health and prevent problems such as dehydration. The Phenom polish is a brand new way to enjoy longer-lasting manicured nails with a fast-drying formula that provides a gel-like shine but without the need for a UV or LED lamp. The Phenom Final Shine Topcoat features a chip-resistant, long-lasting technology for a great manicure finish.

Type of products:  Base coat, nail polish and top coat for nails

Product purposes:  To create a long-lasting, shiny and gel-like manicure

Application process: Firstly, I applied the base coat on clean and dry nails, which instantly dried and left them shiny. Then I applied two layers of the Phenom nail polish. The brush in the polish is very thin which makes it easy to apply the colour evenly. After both coats dried, I applied the top coat which gave an instant shine.

The bottles of the nail polish and top coat both have a double top. The top coat is big and square, with the Jessica logo on top, while the bottom one is small and round one, which makes it easy to hold the brush while applying.

Post-product application:  The products are quick to dry and the red of the Phenom colour is really eye-catching. The polishes themselves have a thin texture which makes it easy to apply – even for a non-professional. Even though I don’t have the strongest nails, the combination of these products held longer than usual nail polish does for me.

Overall product review: Using all these products together defiantly helped to achieve a long-lasting effect. The base coat created such a protective layer that, even when I removed the colour, my nails weren’t damaged.  The Phenom and Finale Shine Topcoat both gave a shiny and bright colour that lasted. The product’s packaging made the application comfortable but still looked classy, so they would be great in a display cabinet in a salon.

Find Jessica on French Cosmetics stand B6 at Professional Beauty Ireland on September 25-26 2016. Register for your FREE ticket HERE.