From the loins of We Tried It comes He Tried It, a new column where the women of YouBeauty give a male friend/coworker one of our beauty products and make him report back after using it for a week. Name/Age/Profession: Payton Barronian, 24, Digital Design Student/Sales Boy at Creates of Comfort NYProduct:SensatioNAIL Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit ($59.99) What are your expectations for getting an at-home gel manicure?I am expecting it to be fun and not super hard. I have no experience with gel manicures, so I’m super curious and excited to see what the fuss is about.What’s your prior experience with nails?I get manicures every so often and enjoy having painted nails which I guess isn’t “normal” for a boy … but I think it’s fun and something everyone can and should experience. Also, manicures feel so good!


How is the usability? Were you able to use it yourself or did you need help from a friend/Google?SensatioNAIL was super easy to use, but I don’t have much experience with painting my own nails so I enlisted the help of my roommate (a very nice sweet girl). She did a much better job than I would have done!READ MORE: To Gel or Not to Gel?How long did it take to get through the whole process of setup and manicure?I would say it took about 15 minutes total. It’s very straightforward and user-friendly, tbh.How did the manicure turn out? How long did it last? How does gel compare to your usual regular manicures?My manicure looks great. I used Golden One, the glittery gold color, and felt that it was fun, sexy, and attention-grabbing. My nails are still pretty flawless after a week and are actually hard to mess up. It’s very different from a regular manicure because it dries instantly and doesn’t chip… you can basically do anything you want and nothing happens to your nails. I’d say it’s perfect for any busy boy or girl on the go (moms, dads, lumberjacks, chefs, babysitters, etc.).Will you continue to use this? Would you buy it?I will definitely use this again. I like having fun nails and this is super easy and long lasting. It’s also fun to use the LED light (it feels sort of sci-fi/futuristic). If this price was right I would definitely buy this. It would be fun to use with friends — a nice dinner party or sleepover with SensatioNAIL would be supreme. It’s a great conversation starter, too! Having nice nails is a great feeling because you get attention from strangers and doing mundane tasks like typing and washing the dishes are sexed up with your sparkly nails.


Did it feel ‘feminine’ to use it? Was it difficult to apply or wear?What does “feminine” even mean?! Using this product was fun, and any man or woman who thinks painting their nails is too “feminineis missing out and/or super boring.Anything else?My week with SensatioNAIL involved a lot of working and cold weather, and having a little glitter to brighten each day was very nice. After a while I started to pick at the polish, but it didn’t really budge. I’m a little nervous about the removal process, but I’ve heard using the acetone makes it super easy.All in all, I had a fun experience and enjoyed getting compliments and stares. I look forward to my future gel manicures!He Tried It: Adam Luminizes with Batman’s Face Mask He Tried It: Kale Uses a Sonic Facial Brush He Tried It: Nic Wears Volumizing Mascara for a Week