I came across the idea of this blog because I attempted (key word attempted) to paint my nails a few days ago. Thank god I didn't have anywhere to be, because my nails looked like a major wreck.
I basically had to strip the nail polish off, which is a waste of product + time. Not only did I hate this, I really don't even love the look of regular nail polish. I miss the days of having long nails with gel on them. My wallet doesn't miss me going to the nail salon, but I sure do. I figured there has to be a better way. Once committing to some research, I believe I have found a solution (insert hallelujah music).
Without further ado, here is what I believe will be the perfect solution.
Step 1: Buy latex nail peel
Slap this stuff around your nails, paint, and then peel! This saves you from getting unwanted paint on the skin around your nails. Peels like glue/band aide!
Step 2: dump all your sh**ty 5 year old nail polish that is super clumped and dried out. I definitely struggle with throwing out old nail polish or sucky nail polish. I always try to use it again hoping for better results and then find myself dissapointed again.
Step 3: Buy a nail filer
Via youtube videos I was told to file the nail in ONE direction ladies. No wonder I sucked at doing this because I would alwasy go back and forth like a saw.
Step 4: buy gel nail polish
Step 5: buy gel top and base coat
step 6: buy hand lamp
Here is a video I believe will help. I truly believe that doing gel nails will not only help my nails feel stronger, but having the lamp to dry them will help keep my nails looking nice. One of my main problems is not being able to sit and do nothing while I wait for my nails to dry. 99% of the time that I ruin my nails is because I bump them into something because I'm not allowing them to properly dry. At the end of the day, if you want to keep using regular nail polish then do that. I know I just can't do that because of how impatient I am. I plan on buying all of these products, and if you end up trying it with me let me know!
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