KISS Gel Strong Nail Polish – ‘Hot Mama’

KISS Gel Strong Nail Polish - With Top Coat

KISS Gel Strong Nail Polish in ‘Hot Mama’- Review + Swatches

Hey Party People! I’ve recently purchased a KISS Gel Strong nail polish from my local hair store and decided to try it out. I’m pretty new to the gel nail polish scene so I’m always on the look out to try out different brands.

KISS Gel Strong Nail Polish - BottleThe Polish

The shade I tried from the Gel Strong collection is called ‘Hot Mama’ which is a deep fuscia color with a creme finish. This is a gel nail polish but no UV/LED lamp is needed! Retails for approx. $2.99 USD.

KISS Gel Strong Nail Polish - Wide Brush!

The Application

The formula applies beautifully. No streaks here! The formula has a great consistency and is true to color. The color is opaque even on the first coat and dries quickly! One thing to note, the polish finish has a satin/semi-matte finish when applied by itself. You can add gloss and shine with the matching gel activator top coat.

KISS Gel Strong Nail Polish - With Top CoatKISS Gel Strong Nail Polish - No Topcoat

Long lasting or nah?

A gel activator top coat is necessary for this polish, hands-down. Without it, your polish will wear away prematurely. I wore this polish without the top coat and it started to wear away within the day. With a the top coat activator, you can maybe get away with only a few days without chip.

The Verdict

I love this polish shade, it’s perfect for any occasion and the application was a dream. As much as I love KISS products, I personally would not repurchase due to the satin/semi-matte finish and the fact that it is imperative to use the correct top coat or it will wear away very quickly.

Another quality I did like about this polish is that you do not need to wait for each coat to dry before applying the next one. Some gel nail polish like the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy require each coat to fully dry or you end up completely wiping all of them away haha.

Cruelty-Free? Yes!

3-Free, 5-Free…7-Free? 7-FREE. Free of: Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, and parabens.

Check out more KISS products here!

Let me know what your favourite gel nail polish in the comments below!



  1. Kim kelly
    / 11:48 pm

    My favorite gel like are the OPI Infinite Shines. My favorite gel is Madam Glam. This is a really pretty shade on you!

    • / 12:29 am

      Thank you! Yea, I haven’t had the chance to try OPI Infinite shades yet but I definitely have to

  2. / 3:23 pm

    Thank you for this review… The question with gel nail polish is, does it stay longer than the average nail polish? Its hard to decide which brand will work and which won’t.

    • / 12:39 am

      Gel generally lasts longer yes, but it really depends on the brand too!

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