For the last few months I’ve started to hear more and more about Bio Seaweed Gel, a Canadian company that offers both a 3-step Color Gel Polish (base, color and topcoat) as well as a UNITY All-In-One Color Gel Polish (no base, top or cleansers). I have been looking forward to trying out both systems to see if they really do offer what they claim to offer – especially the Unity All-In-One Color system (who doesn’t like to cut out time consuming steps?).
Although I change my nails almost daily, there are times when I need to work with gel polish (either for myself or with clients). Gel polish lasts longer, rarely chips and often gives a shine that regular polish just can’t achieve after a few days of wear.
The downside to gel polish is usually the removal process. Most gel removal requires a lot of buffing to the polish prior to soaking in acetone and then carefully scraping off the polish (please leave this process to the professionals as you don’t want to damage your nail plate by scraping too much). Gel is also wonderful for nailart, as the polish usually moves a little easier and if you make a mistake, you can just wipe it off and start again.
Today I have three Bio Seaweed Gel polishes to show you, 1 from the 3-step system and 2 from the Unity system.
3-Step Color Gel Polish: Marshmallow (04)
The color is so stunning. This is three thin coats over the “No Sanding Base Coat” and one coat of “Diamond Shine Topcoat”. The polish went on a little uneven and streaky but all of a sudden at three coats it was perfect! I fell in love with this mani and I didn’t want to take it off! It is the perfect soft pink.
Removal was so easy, I couldn’t believe it (I wished I had videotaped it). I buffed a tiny bit (you don’t have to but it’s my routine), soaked for 7 mins and the polish almost came off in one piece! Amazing color and gel polish.
Unity All-In-One: Cinnamon (175)
This polish requires no base and no top coat. I applied three super thin coats to achieve this look and it’s completely opaque! I can’t believe you don’t need to apply a base or a topcoat to achieve this shine.
Removal was same as above, after soaking for 7 mins, the polish just slid right off with no residue. I even pushed it off with an orange wood stick!
Unity All-In-One: Sweet Peach (183)
Wowza! Blinding, I know. The name “sweet peach” and color on the bottle does not describe how absolutely vibrant this color is. It’s almost like a China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy. I applied three thin coats to this polish as well (no base or top coat as it’s another Unity polish).
Something about this vibrancy was screaming for black french tips so I used essie “licorice” to create a neon french manicure.
How cute are these neon LOVE rings I purchased from Muizee and just loved how the looked with the polish. The best part about this LOVE ring fad? My initials are LV so I’m all over these rings 🙂
Removal of this polish was easy as above, came off so quickly for gel I was really impressed. In terms of overall wear for these polishes – I had my nails perfect for 1 week with no chips and the same shine as day one. I had to remove it after 1 week, but I have no doubt the polish would have stayed on much longer.
I’m so in love with these polishes, I can’t wait to try them with some nailart. Curing time under an LED lamp was only 30 secs (60 secs for a UV lamp). The top coat required a 60 sec curing time. When applied as thinly as possible, this polish looks fabulous and won’t lift or peel away. Removal was super easy for all three polishes.
You can find Bio Seaweed Gel:
I hope you enjoyed these looks!
Until next time,
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.