Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DIY Nails: Gel Nails Review

Gel nails have become a favorite of mine when I want my nails to look nice, shiny, and colorful! Gel nails stay on your nails for at least 2 weeks on your nails with no chips or nicks and lots of shine. Of course you can get gel nails done at the nail salon or buy the strips in a package, but it's much easier and less expensive when you buy your own at home kit.

What do you use? The kit I use is by Gelish and it includes nail surface cleanser, foundation, pH bond, and Top It Off. I also use the Gelish LED light.
How much does it cost? The kit cost about $50 while the LED light is around $60, however you can use regular lights. Although an at home Gel Nail kit may seem pricey, it is worth it if you want to stop spending money at the nail salon or using up regular nail polish every time your nail chips.
How long does it take? It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete my toenails because you are able to keep going even when one side is underneath the light. It takes about 30 minutes to complete my fingernails since  have to stop between hands when one is underneath the light.
How long does it last? At least 2  weeks!
How many nail lacquers are available? Gelish has a wide variety of nail polish colors from nude to neon to sparkly. You can even mix colors and create french tips!
Can you make nail designs? I have never tried to make designs with Gelish nail polish, but I do create designs with regular polish on top of the Gelish.
How do it come off? You soak the nail in Acetone based nail polish. However, after so many weeks the polish will start to peel off on its own. 

Leave any other questions in the comments below! Have you tried Gel Nails yet? 


  1. I've always considered this, but can't shell out the money for it yet. One day! :P

    ☮ Melli { Casual Beauty }

  2. Needing one of these!



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