Why spend a fortune each month going to a nail salon, when you can do your own gel manicures at home for a fraction of the price? Easy and fun!
I’ve always been nail polish-obsessed. Growing up, it was all about discovering and trying the new nail trends. Everything from matte nails to crackle polish to blues and burgundies so dark they looked black (but weren’t). I would paint my nails several times a week to match different outfits and use up hours of my own time to make sure they dried – even more frustrating when I would go to zip up my pants or fall asleep and they’d still smudge.
As a teenager and into my early 20’s, I would go to a little nail salon down the street from my house at least 2-3 times a month. I spent about $30 on a gel manicure, and made small talk with the staff while I waited an hour or two for them to complete the process on my nails. I loved how much longer shellac lasted than regular polish, but it was certainly a pricey experience. Then I discovered the beauty of gel manicures at home!
updated UV lamp by Abody | top & base coats | neutral gel colors | holiday gel colors | cuticle trimmer and pusher
My friends, the process of an at-home gel manicure is as simple as reciting the alphabet.
Let me give you some step-by-step instructions to make it as easy as I can, because I can assure you that the minute you’ve finished reading this post, you’ll want a UV light and shellac colors for yourself! In fact, I’ve raved about this process so much that my mom got a lamp, my sister purchased one for her best friend, and one of my childhood besties got one! And if you follow my steps diligently, you won’t cause any damage to your nails, and they’ll look fantastic!