I’ve never been one to fuss over my nails. I usually just like to keep them short and clean, but lately I’ve been curious about Happy Skin’s fairly new addition to their cosmetic line: the Express Gel Polish. I decided to pick up the shade Queen Of His Heart, which is a part of their Bridal Collection, and in this post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the polish.
Although its name has the word gel in it, you don’t need any UV lights to cure the Happy Skin Express Gel Polish. It’s a 2-in-1 base and color that claims to be chip-resistant and long-wearing, and it’s formulated with Hydrolyzed Keratin which helps make nails stronger, and Almond Oil, which helps nourish the nails. What you won’t find in its formula are the top 10 toxic ingredients which are common among different nail products: Toulene, DPB, Parabens, Camphor, formaldehyde resin, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acetone, Lead, and animal ingredients.
I got the shade Queen Of His Heart, which is a medium pinky-nude. This color is completely up my alley; I just think it looks super prim and proper. Since the polish is a 2-in-1 base and color, I applied it on bare nails. I found the first coat to be a bit streaky, but the second coat evened it out well, leaving my nails with an opaque color. It’s pretty shiny on its own, but I decided to put a top coat over it anyway. I began to notice chipping after about a week of wear. This isn’t too bad considering that I remove nail polish after a week anyway. After I removed it, I noticed that my nails didn’t feel brittle and thin like they usually do after wearing nail polish.
I’m very impressed with the formula of this polish, and I have a feeling I’ll be picking up more shades in the near future. Happy Skin features a lot of neutral colors that would look great with anything, and they’re also really affordable at P249 a pop. If you’re not a nail polish person, I’m pretty sure Happy Skin’s Express Gel Polishes will convert you to one.