UV nail dryers are typically fairly expensive, so it can be a difficult purchase to justify. The Thermal Spa 49135 Professional U/V Gel Light Nail Dryer however is a fraction of the price of its competitors, and turns out to be a pretty solid performer as well sporting a few features which could make it a better purchase than the costlier alternatives.
The first thing you’ll notice about the this model is its size. Whilst other dryers are often only big enough to do one hand at a time, the Thermal Spa 49135 Professional U/V Gel Light Nail Dryer is so large that you can stick both your hands (or feet) in at once, thumbs and all, with room to spare. Obviously the downside of this is you’ll need plenty of space to use it – but the time saving in being able to dry all your nails in one go makes the trade off worth it.
The power output for this model has recently been uprated and now measures in at 45 watts which is more than enough for the job at hand. It’s simple enough to use as well, with three basic settings to choose from – a constant mode, and two timed drying programs which last for either two or three minutes before the dryer automatically shuts off.
The Thermal Spa 49135 Professional U/V Gel Light Nail Dryer uses three bulbs which come included in the package although you’ll need to attach them yourself (just be careful when unboxing that you don’t damage them). You should be able to get plenty of usage out of the bulbs before you need to think about changing them and fortunately replacements are easy enough to get hold off.
The drying process itself will generally leave your nails feeling dry, but a little tacky. Using some rubbing alcohol (as per the instructions) will remove this and leave you with a nice smooth finish.
Overall the Thermal Spa 49135 Professional U/V Gel Light Nail Dryer does an excellent job at drying UV polish at a much lower price than most of its competitors. It doesn’t come packed with additional features but the simple timed programs and the extra large size of the unit mean it is a reliable and cost effective solution for drying your nails.
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