just having a whinge had an OPI gel, comes off easy with short acetone nail polish remover soak
expensive so tried the Bluesky for another colour OMD this stuff is awful to remove!! Not buying that again. It's taken about 45 minutes of soaking and I still have lots of residue on my nails.
I was thinking of packing in the manicure thing, when I discovered gel stays on for so long I thought I'd try it. Now I think maybe I will just pack in the manicure thing - hassle, expense and now the place absolutely reeks of remover because I've had to leave it on so long.
not sure I can be arsed anymore! Maybe I'll leave it for very special occasions only and then if the colour only lasts a day or two, it won't matter.
What base and top coat are you using? I wonder if it's maybe a combination issue - I have a total mix of colours and a few different base and top coats and I have noticed that some colours come off easily with one base and top but are a fecking nightmare with others. Funnily enough I find Bluesky colours with Bluesky base and top coat very heard work, but easy with Shellac base/top. I've got a red carpet that practically needs to be filed off.
It doesn't work if you don't use top or base, but I have mixed and matched brands fairly successfully. There's also an easy off base coat from Sensationail - it only lasts maybe a week but comes off a lot easier.