NOTD Featuring L’oreal’s Extraordinaire Gel System & Miss Luster-ess Nail Polish


Call me a non-believer but I was very skeptical about this new three step system from L’oreal. I waited till everything was on sale at Walgreens to pick this up. I paid $12.99 for the Gel Kit (step 1&2). The polish Miss Luster-ess was $3.99 instead of $7.99. I showed this set of three bottles in my recent Chopping Block #12 Haul video also. But I thought it might be a good idea to do updates every few days.

Why? Because I am three days into my manicure and I am unbelievably impressed. My nails look like I just painted them!


I did my nails early Monday morning. I used one coat of the Step 1 Primer, two coats of Step 2 Miss Luster-ess polish, and the Step 3 Gel Glaze top coat. The Primer dried fast as did the two coats of color and Glaze top coat. The top coat dried in about ten minutes. I mean hard dried. So I was touching my thumb to test out how dry my nails were and there was no give at all. My nails were set after ten minutes!


After that I watched some TV and then thirty minutes later I was doing laundry, vacuuming, moping floors, and dusting. Not the smartest move but at the end of all of that there wasn’t any wear and tear on my nails. And thats still true today. I haven’t had a chip or even any tip wear. Not a change at all in three days!

Take a look at how my nails look today.



We’ll see how my fingers look in another few days. So far I am very happy. I think the top coat glaze is really fantastic so far. It dries fast and doesn’t shrink up like Seche Vite does on my nail tips. I type quite a bit on my computer and tip wear is something that most top coats can’t protect me from. This one is though. I’ll check in with you in a few days. So far so good!

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  1. msjay00 says

    Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to see, I love L’Oréal color range so this would be great have a great day ; )

  2. Joall says

    I am super curious as to how the removal process goes, keep us updated please? Because the last time I did an actual gel mani i ended up having to practically file it off :/

  3. rhona says

    Very cool. I was looking at this yesterday at the store but skipped on it as loreal has pretty colors but the worststaying power. You might have changed my mind.

  4. Tammy/Courbry says

    Ohhh, I was hoping you would review this soon. I guess this will be on my list to buy this weekend. That color is so pretty. I love purples.

  5. diane says

    Hi Crystal, can you try the system using your other nail polishes. I would love to know if you can use something other than Loreal.

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