Have you already spotted the new Manhattan Super Gel Nail Polish range? The 2-step-system promises gel nails with staying power, which will last up to 14 days and dry like regular polishes, no UV lamp needed! Step 1: Apply 1-2 coats of nail polish. No base coat needed, since it’s integrated to the nail polish. Step 2: A finishing layer of the Gel Top Coat. That’s it. Sounds promising, right? The new range includes 8 shades + one top coat. Each bottle contains 12 ml and costs about 3,85 EUR.
Tested: Manhattan Super Gel Nail Polish
Texture and Pigmentation
First thing I noticed is the wide brush, which makes the application super easy and quick. Unfortunately the texture is quite liquid, so you need a careful hand. The pigmentation of the darker shades is great. In two coats you get a perfect coverage. The lighter tones are a little more sheer need up to 3 coats depending on how thick you apply the nail polish. The Gel Top Coat completes the manicure and adds a nice shine. The drying time is average.
As I told you in my «Nail Polish Hero» post I’m often faced with the problem, that nail polishes don’t last more than 2 days. So I was very pleased to see that the Manhattan Super Gel Nail Polishes wear for about 5-6 days (with minimal chipping). In my case that’s a very long time! The Manhattan Super Gel Nail Polishes won’t replace my beloved essence «the gel nail polish» base and top coat, but I’ll definitely come to these babies. Let’s hope Manhattan will expand the colour range – I’d love to see some purple or blue tones.
I wish the texture of the Manhattan Super Gel Nail Polishes would be a little thicker and that the nail polishes would dry a little faster. Still I think they’re doing a solid job: I love the wide brush and the good pigmentation (especially the of the dark shades) and that they wear longer than many of my other «normal» nail polishes (still we’re far away from 14 days;)).
How do you like the color range? Do you have experiences with Manhattan Super Gel Nail Polishes?
175 – Time For Taupe, 155 – Mauvelicious, 225 – Sweet Side, 375 – Berry Love, 685 – Seductive Red
375 Berry Love, 685 – Seductive Red, 635 – Ladies Night, 625 – Devious Red, 745 – Almost Midnight, Gel Top Coat