A few months back I had my very first gel manicure. Also called gelish, or shellac. Seriously I’ve heard a million different names for this manicure. But one thing they always were, no matter what you called them: expensive. And time consuming. But then they’d last for up to three weeks and we were all like: SOLD! Am I right?
Each time I’d get a manicure I’d tell myself it would be my last. At $35 a pop (here in the city) they are not inexpensive. But I just loved the little bit of luxury they represented. And there is nothing that takes the edge off of changing a dirty diaper than a really pretty set of nails (that you know you’re not going to ruin). Finally I did some research and realized it’s entirely possible to get your own at-home kit for the price of about three professional manicures. And then you’re set! For a really really long time.
To find out how you can do your own at home manicures, click after the jump!