Ok. I’m kind of a germaphobe and a cheapskate so going to the nail salon is really rare for me.
BUT, I like to have my nails look cute from time to time. With all the art, painting, housework and other crap I do , a regular manicure lasts about 14 seconds. And I have tried all kinds of products both high end and drugstore, and everything in between.
So the whole kit was about $25.00 , I found it at Wally world ( Walmart) ugh. Despise that store.
Anyways. For the cost of less than one manicure I was willing to try it. It came with everything you needed to start. But I also bought a few full size colors to try. Because I wanted retro colors and I’m impulsive.
So the process kinda goes like this… FILE and shape nails. Push back cuticles. Google basic manicure if you aren’t sure. Then use a bit of nail Polish remover to clean nails. And follow the steps.
2. Clear top coat & 30 sec under UV light
3. Two thin coats of color. 30 sec UV after each coat
4. Clear top coat & 30 sec UV
It stayed for over 11 days completely chip free and looked just as nice and shiny as day one. Even better is that because it isn’t easily removed with remover, any time I got paint, wood stain, or spray paint on my nails I could take cotton ball soaked in remover and BOOM all gone.
After a few times I got a little more adventurous and wanted to try some designs and nail art.
I found that you could put on decals and even use non- gel Polish for small designs as long as you sealed with the top coat and “cooked” it.
All in all the process is fast. And I love that, but they are also completely dry after which is so so exciting. Because I can’t tell you how many times I have done my damn nails and they look so adorable and fancy and then either the sheets, my clothes, or hair or something messes them up. Can you feel me?
Now taking it off is a different story. Follow instructions and it works but takes a bit.
I usually just leave mine on so long it will start to peel up around the edges and I can peel that way. Mind you that is after like 20 days and with some nail growth. It also makes my weak nails stronger so I have been able to keep a nice shape even though I work with my hands a lot.
So I want to gift one of my readers ( there is only one of you , so luck you) lol.
No really .. I want to give you a chance to win a starter kit. Comment below if you want to be entered! And on my birthday July 11 I will draw one random winner.
So it’s my gift to you on my birthday ❤
May your nail art outlast all the b.s. in your life