My DIY at home gel nail manicure

let me start off by saying i did not find this: shout out to my sister in law Haley for getting me hooked. super bowl Sunday i went over to her house and she whipped this out, i did my nails there that night and i’m forever a changed woman.

let me also start of by saying that i didn’t pay this much for it, since the whole quarantine situation we have going on, the price has literally doubled and the shipping time is a little bit longer than it was for us

here is the kit that i bought and here is the step by step of how i do it (which also comes with its own instructions)

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step one: i file the top of my nails and shape them how i like. i file the top of them because after using it a few times i felt like doing the made it last a little longer.

step 2: a coat of the “foundation” and then under the light for 2 min

step 3: the first coat of the color of your choice. okay so the kit comes with a few colors, but i also purchased another brand of colors because i wanted the white and they worked perfectly fine with my kit (here are the colors i ordered), then you put your hand under the light for 2 min.

step 4: the second coat of the color and then under the light again for 2 min.

step 5: the last “top coat” and then under the light for 2 min.

& that’s it! it’s given me something to do at home during the quarantine and i don’t think i’ll ever have to go to a nail salon ever again. they last me about two weeks, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. you can also put keep your fingers under the light for an extra minute, sometimes i do that just to keep them longer (i have no clue if it works). you can also do an extra coat of the color if you want too.

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so if you are unable to get the kit or if you want something a little faster, you can purchase each of the things individually. an alternative to the kit is this light, this base and top coat and here are a few color options (option one/option two)

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