For those of you following me on Instagram I know that you have been patiently waiting for this tutorial to be posted! Gel Nails are a favorite of some people because you can get up to 14 days of wear time out of them and still have that gorgeous, chip free, and newly polished look for two weeks. For me, I have no interest in paying upwards to $30 or more for gel nails from the salon I would much rather find a way to do it myself. DIY Gel Nails are a great alternative to the salon & for me even more spectacular because you don’t need a curing lamp and the gel polish that you need ‘Gelous‘ you can grab from Sally’s for $5.99. Having the ability to do DIY Gel Nails for that cheap & at home will save you a pretty penny in the long run!
The lovely Bethany, from PitterAndGlink sent me a video of a DIY Gel Nails tutorial so I went out and grabbed what I needed insistent on being able to achieve this look at home and I am so glad that I can share it with all of you! I had to tweak a bit of what these other tutorials were showing because they would still chip fairly soon, so I feel like my last two steps are what really made this rock!
I have to tell you, I usually change my polish once a day… Every two days at the most but I wanted to be able to show you guys just how amazing this little $5.99 trick is so I forced myself to rock the same color on my nails for seven days, for the first time in over two years. I made it, and the best part most you got to follow along on Instagram and see daily photos showing that there was no chipping in site and just how shiny these nails stayed all the way to day seven. I am confident in saying this is as good, if not better then any gel manicure at the salon. I am thrilled that I can share with you DIY Gel Nails! I’m obsessed! Now, the moment you have all been waiting for..
NOTES FOR DIY GEL NAILS
GET HERE FROM PINTEREST?!? BE SURE TO FOLLOW ALONG FOR MORE MANI FUN!