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My Latest Love

A few weeks ago I was convinced by my manicurist to try a gel manicure.  I have never been a fan of any nail altering because of the damage it does to the nail but once It was explained to me the gel can be soaked off in 15 minutes and wasn’t damaging, I wanted to hear more.  I was told the polish last an average of 2 weeks and helps make the nails nice and strong.  Well…….the result was interesting, my nails did seem to appear a bit stronger but the polish did not last two weeks as promised.  The polish lasted longer than my normal manicure polish, so with that I was very satisfied.  My next question was how do I accomplish this gel thing at home? so the research began.  I purchased a UV lamp online here, picked up  the necessary gel products here and did my own at home gel polish.  I loved the way it turned out, nice and shiny and dried rock hard in 3 minutes.  The one downside is the ongoing price when I want to change the colors up considering the mini .30 fl oz gel colors are a whopping $15.00 a bottle. The next challenge is to find out how I can make my own polish :).

36 Watt UV Lamp
Seche clear top coat
Gelish in Shake it Till You Samba
Gelish nail surface cleaner