So, What's the Difference? Original wraps VS. Gel wraps
Written by Allison Mashman
Written by Allison Mashman
Achieving a salon-quality manicure at home has never been easier, thanks to the variety of nail wraps available on the market. Among the popular options are gel nail wraps and regular nail polish wraps and we at Bubble Pop offer both. So, what's the best choice for you?
Both offer convenient alternatives to traditional nail polish, but they come with distinct features and benefits. Let's explore the differences between our gel nail wraps and our original wraps to help you make an informed decision for your next at-home manicure.
Gel Nail Wraps: Requires curing under a UV or LED lamp for 60 seconds to achieve its long lasting finish.
Original Wraps: No heat is required but using a quality top coat like CND's Longwear Top Coat is highly recommended to add durability and shine.
Durability and Longevity:
Gel Nail Wraps: Gel nail wraps are known for their durability and longevity. The curing process creates a strong bond with the natural nail, resulting in a chip-resistant finish that can last for up to 3 weeks. This makes gel wraps a preferred choice for those looking for a long-lasting solution.
Original Wraps: While regular nail polish wraps may not last as long as gel wraps, they still provide a durable and chip-resistant finish. The adhesive backing ensures a secure bond, and with proper application and care, they can maintain their appearance for 7-10 days.
Gel Nail Wraps:The Gels boast an effortlessly uncomplicated and completely non-toxic removal process, requiring only cuticle oil and the wooden cuticle stick included in the Gel box.
Original Wraps: Regular nail polish wraps can be easily removed by using a nail polish remover like, Mineral Fusion's remover.
Gel Nail Wraps:Gel nail wraps often come at a higher price point compared to regular nail polish wraps. This higher cost is justified by the advanced technology involved in creating the gel formula, the durability of the wraps, and the longevity of the manicure. Additionally, the inclusion of a UV or LED lamp for curing adds to the overall expense. While the upfront cost might be steeper, many users find the investment worthwhile due to the extended wear time and salon-quality finish.
Original Wraps:Regular nail polish wraps are generally more budget-friendly than their gel counterparts. The manufacturing process and materials used in these wraps contribute to a lower overall cost. Additionally, the absence of the need for specialized curing equipment makes them a more economical choice. For those who enjoy changing their nail designs frequently or prefer a more affordable option, regular nail polish wraps provide an attractive alternative without compromising on style.
Whether you choose gel nail wraps or regular nail polish wraps depends on your preferences, lifestyle, and desired manicure outcome. Gel wraps are ideal for those who prioritize longevity, while regular wraps offer a quick and easy solution for a trendy and chip-resistant manicure. Whichever you choose, both options provide a convenient way to achieve beautiful nails without the need for a salon visit. Experiment with both to discover which suits your style and routine best!