Nails, if you are like me you love to have your nails done. I feel complete with them done. I feel pretty... I hate getting manicures because well, they just don't last. You get them done and you have to walk around forever without touching anything, pinching your keys to get the car started, and thinking to yourself how the hell you are going to buckle with out ruining a nail... Then you are so careful and you get home and you look down and there is a chip! A CHIP! In you new manicure. OMG... At that point I usually want to cry because I am not sure why I spent $XX on it to have it ruined in a matter of an hour...
Ok rant over! I am here to tell you 2 secrets that will keep your nails looking beautiful and LAST! 1 is something you have done at a salon and the other is at home... 2 different ways you can have your nails done that you will love! Interested? I thought so...
1st way: Ask your salon if they have Shellac. What's Shellac you ask? Well its only the most AWESOME thing that has ever happened to the nail industry!!!
Just like it says it is a 14 day wear NAIL POLISH... Zero Drying time! It is nothing less than a miracle! It is worth every penny and really it is not much more than your regular manicure price. Now I bet you are asking me or saying, its gel right... NO... It is nail polish. Goes on like nail polish. The secret is in between every layer you stick your hand in a UV light machine. Something like this:
Here are my pictures of my shellacing! This was my first time having it done. I've done it many, many times since then...
1 Whole Week Later:
2 Whole Weeks Later:
3 Whole Weeks Later:
Removal... Now, I would suggest having the salon remove the shellac the first time you have it done. It is an easy process but the 1st time watch someone do it. I've removed mine every other time. It is really cool to see it come off!!!
I wish I could find a good picture of it... It just crumbles off after it is soaked with nail polish remover! It is so cool!!!
There you have it! It is a MUST TRY! Trust me on this! If you see Mandy you will be super happy too!
Oh wait I promised 2 ways didn't I... Ha! Ok here is my other way!!!
Sally Hansen Insta Dri. Never heard of it? Well you should...
Do your nails exactly like you would any other time you are doing them. Once you have applied your coat you can be finished. I usually do 2 coats of color and 1 coat of top coat. Wait you say, just because the color is instant what about the top coat? Well of course they thought of that too!!
I will give you an example. Be it a not so pretty example though. I was trying out something new:
Last night I redid my nails. I feel like a whole person again! Here is my creation this time. I'm not sure why the picture isn't that great... Sorry!
So there you have it!
Until tomorrow!!! (I'll have some yummy pictures of an amazing resturant we are going to tonight!)