I have been using this UV nail lamp for a little over a month now and I can confirm that it is a brilliant little product which has given me near salon perfect shellac nails. I say near perfect but this has nothing to do with the lamp and more to do with the fact that I am still trying to master the actual application of the shellac varnish as I have made the mistake a few times of applying it like normal nail polish i.e. right to all the edges of the nail when the salon would normally leave a small gap around the edges and it is my bad application that has made the edges look a bit messy and not the machines fault at all.
This UV nail lamp is going to save me a fortune over the next possible 10 years (it advertises that it has 50,000 hours life which would be 5 years of continuous usage which obviously wouldn't happen and I estimate I would possibly get a new nail lamp within a 10 year period even if this one was still working) and I and my friends and family who have also used it are extremely impressed. At almost £25 a time for the salon to do my shellac nails this is a no-brainer for me to save some money for both myself and my friends and family and I can't believe now having used it how I didn't think of it by myself before the company approached me to test it for them. Of course you need to purchase you own base coat, top coat and actual UV nail polish but there are very reasonably priced brands out there and on Amazon which is where I purchased mine. Although an initial expenditure for the varnish etc by them time you have used the bottles fully you would more than have made that money back and saved the expense of the salon so a brilliant cost cutting idea in itself.
The nail lamp is extremely easy to use as you simply plug it in to the mains socket with the included adapter and you are away once you select which timer button to use. You can stop the UV nail lamp at any point even in the middle of a timer by simply pressing that button once more. I have been applying the base coat and then drying/setting my nails in the lamp for 2 minutes by pressing the 1 minute timer button twice, then I apply the first colour coat and again 2 minutes in the lamp, then the second colour coat and again 2 minutes in the lamp and finally the top coat and again 2 minutes in the lamp so all in all the process takes around 8 minutes per hand not including application time so really quick, easy and in the comfort of my own home watching my television once the children have gone to bed.
The nail lamp comes in a really nice box and includes the UV nail lamp, instruction booklet, plug adapter and a nail buffer and I chose to receive the rose coloured uv lamp which to me looks quite garish in the photos but is actually a lovely darker pink shade in reality. I can't at yet present confirm if it lives up to it's 50,000 hours claim especially when the varnish itself is lasting just under 2 weeks without any chips etc but I shall update this review to advise if at any point it stops working in the future so if I haven't updated it to advise this then you can be assured that the lamp is still working perfectly.
These are the nail varnishes that I have been using alongside the lamp thus far in case it's of any help to anyone:Bluesky Nail Gel 10ml Top and Base CoatBluesky Gel Polish RubbleBluesky Midnight Swim Gel Polish UV Nail Gel 10mlBluesky Gel Polish Neon Cherise
So in summary a brilliant little UV nail lamp that has so far saved me a fortune at the nail salon and that I would definitely recommend to any potential user/purchaser. Finally just to confirm that I received this UV nail lamp from the manufacturer to test and provide an impartial honest review.