What is semi-permanent varnish?
Even if semi-permanent varnish is more and more widespread, between all the varnish materials and techniques sometimes, we get a little lost.
So what is semi-permanent varnish? It is a nail polish, which is between classic varnish and gel varnish, or capsules, one could say. It is a varnish that cures under a UV/LED lamp in 60 to 90 seconds. It is immediately dry to the touch. It lasts on your nails for up to 12 days. It is as liquid as nail polish, just enough to apply easily. It is very shiny and covering (with 2 to 3 coats). Presented in a bottle or felt-tip pen, or pen.
This varnish does not strengthen the nail, if your nail base is already brittle, fragile, do not count on semi-permanent varnish to help you have strong and solid nails. Worse still, the varnish will have more difficulty holding onto your nail, it will tend to flake off, since its support, your nail, is flexible and brittle.
With soft, weakened nails, we recommend a construction base or gel nails. Learn more about this product and method.
Are there any differences depending on the color of semi-permanent varnish?
In general, whatever color reacts the same under a UV or LED lamp.
However, some darker shades may require slightly longer exposure under the lamp for complete drying. Most semi-permanent varnishes, whatever their shade, require a specific catalysis time to guarantee long-lasting hold. It is therefore essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions to achieve optimal results.
Furthermore, color differences rarely influence the quality of the installation. Semi-permanent polishes are designed to provide impeccable hold and long-lasting shine, regardless of color choice. In short, whether you opt for pastel, bright, neon, or dark shades, your manicure will remain impeccable and long-lasting.
What are the advantages of semi-permanent varnish?
The new formulas bring this little revolution in manicure, you apply your semi-permanent varnish yourself at home, rather than in a beauty salon.
There are numerous benefits with Awahena semi-permanent products:
💅 Manicure at home whenever you want
👍 Drying all the fingers on your hand in 1 minute
😍 Smooth and soft touch,
😎 Easy and precise installation
✅ Touch-ups possible
👌 Shiny and covering,
🐰Not tested on animals.
Why dry semi-permanent varnish? And how?
The drying of the semi-permanent varnish must be perfect (the liquid varnish completely hardened) for a question of aesthetics and also protection of your nail. To harden (catalyze) the semi-permanent, the rays of a UV LED lamp are necessary. Place your varnished hand or foot between 60 to 90s. under the lamp. The minimum power for good drying is 24 LEDs or 48 Watts.
If you have any doubts about drying, leave your hand for 30 seconds more under the lamp.