Nails are written in bold and underlined on #423 on my to-do list. So essentially, in the “ain’t happenin'” section.
Do I enjoy getting my nails done? Of course!
Do I have time to go every two weeks? Ha!
Do I find it to be a financially firm decision? Nope. It’s super expensive and literally grows (or chips) too fast for my frugal heart.
Occasionally, my daughter and I will have a paint our nails party. For her nails, I exclusively use Sally Henson instant dry polish.
It is super fast drying, and there are a ton of color options. It doesn’t last very well for my nails, which doesn’t matter for a 3 year old. For my almost 30 year old nails, half chipped off isn’t as endearing.
Occasionally, I’ll go splurge for a manicure but for the most part I have nakey nails.
I’ve seen some other people talk about at home gel manicures. At first, I was like, woah, way too technical– I’ll pass, but over time, and quite a few regular -polish manicures that lasted 20 minutes, I realized how genious those peeps were!
Here is the dryer I purchased. I like that it can be folded to be compact for traveling.
- You must be decent at painting your own nails and adhere to the steps of getting a gel manicure. (Or have someone around that is decent at painting your nails.)
- If you have never had a gel manicure before, you may want to go treat yourself and learn about it before you put some hard to remove paint on your claws.
Don’t forget to get the top and base products as well.
My first at home gel manicure was quick and painless. In about 10 minutes I had a fresh coat of polish on my nails that will hopefully last two weeks or so.