How to make your nail polish last longer
Ladies I have another secret that I would like to share with you all for your nails. I was doing some research on nails and manicures and how to upkeep your nails when you are usually busy.
That is when I decided to try glue on nails. Now this isn’t my secret but I am just explaining on how discovered it.
My local drug store had them for $16.00 for a French manicure set. I have also been contemplating about going to the nail salon, but after looking at the prices, I wanted to find and inexpensive way to upkeep my nails and save money.
So, the fake nails that I bought were nice , and they looked very realistic but, they only lasted about 1 week and had to fork over another $20.00 for another set. This was unappealing to me and so I decided to look at some other alternatives.
I went on YouTube and saw women doing tutorials of their very own acrylic nails. I remember getting acrylic nails years ago and they were at the nail salon as well.
Well, there have been many changes since then and we have also been introduced to gel nails. I got a manicure at a nail salon the other day, and the nail tech asked me if I wanted to get gel nails. I asked her what that was and she gave me some more information and showed her nails which were gel as well.
So, I decided to look up gel nails on YouTube and saw a plethora of tutorials on how to do them yourself. At first I was like, this is great because I can end up saving a bunch of money by doing them myself. And let me tell you, I am so pleased with the results, they look just like I got them done at the salon.
After doing some research on-line, the top brand for gel nails, if you are just getting started out, is made by a company called Gelish. Gelish products can also be found at your local Sally’s, but you have to watch out because the quantity is low during these times and everyone is doing there own nails now. If they don’t have them at your local Sally’s , you can always go online and purchase them here at sallybeauty.com.
The bundle that I bought was for $129 and I got all of the basic products you would need for a gel application. The only other things that I bought was a 180 nail file which is mentioned a lot in the tutorials on YouTube, and Gelish structure gel to extend the length of my nail as you would with acrylic. The only difference is the material that is used, and I prefer the gel because you can just soak it off with acetone when you are ready to remove them.
Application was very easy, I won’t go into detail ,but if you are looking for a general idea, just google it on YouTube for a gel nail application tutorial.
I just wanted to bring gel nails out to the forefront. I love it so much and before when I would use regular nail polish , I noticed that they only lasted for a couple of days, which was a big inconvenience for me because I don’t have the time to be doing my nails every other day.
I also noticed that regular nail polish left streaks on my nails and they would look dirty after a day of wear. Now with the gel nails, there are no streaks at all and the polish doesn’t chip off either.
You can expect gel nails to last anywhere from 2 weeks to a month if you take care of them in between. I also wanted to add that application can be lengthy and can take around 3 hours to do all ten nails. I hope that you have found this article helpful and if you want your own gelish kit, then you can purchase it here.