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I’m always in a rush, so I appreciate getting my nails done and not having to wait an additional 15-20 minutes just for my polish to dry! With that being said, can you imagine how ecstatic I am about new salon technology that cuts out the extra time on my salon visits? Take a wild guess at what I’m talking about, yep…gel manis!
Gel manicures have become my new obsession. Although they’re way more expensive than my regular $8 manicure, they are definitely some benefits to going for the gel. Okay so, gel manicures are about three times the price of regular manicures but they last twice as long. I can make it through two full weeks and not one nail has chipped –amazing! This also means I don’t have to frequent the salon so often, unless I really just want a color change.
The process is pretty simple:
- Apply a base coat
- Then, the gel color of your choice
- Next, add the top coat
- Last, place your fingers under the UV light
And within minutes you are all done! No Drying!
So saving time isn’t the only reason I converted to gel manicures, it is also really easy for me to remove. So I know I’m not the only one who has tried a bold color and when you’re ready to take it off, it takes almost ten years. Not to mention the color residue that gets left behind. I don’t ever have to think about that when I use gel. I just get two bowls, fill them with acetone and soak my nails while I’m relaxing watching tv !
Another reason I prefer this method is because, unlike acrylic nails, gel doesn’t weaken my real nails. With a list like this of positives, I think it’s definitely worth a shot. My only advice would be to purchase gloves with the fingers cut out because too much exposure to UV light is not good for your skin.