nail shelac/gel polish
So recently I have gotten my nails done and I got what the nail tech called "Gelish" which is like a nail gel that is baked onto the fingernails with UV light. The color is SUPER pretty an so far I have had it on for 4 days with absolutely NO chipping! It's even lasting through the thousands of times I have to wash and sanitize my hands at work!!
As much as I LOVE my normal polishes - they're either OPI or Sephora by OPI - I prefer the gel only because it can survive all the hand hygeine I do at work! I don't trust myself to buy the gel polish materials from Sallys, because I'm scared I will make it looks funky. Does anyone out there have the materials to use the gel polish at home? Do you feel like you do a good enough job on your own with this stuff, or should I suck it up to ge the manicure every few weeks?
I work with gelish, honestly its the same as applying nail polish its really easy to do once you do it the first time. just dont get it in the cuticle, and if you think you did just use a toothpick or an orange woodstick. to clean that up before you cure. if you have lifting it would be from that, or missing a step in the prosess.
when you think about it. it can be cheaper to do it yourself,
depending if you need to buy a uv light, all the products. also to remove it, you'll need acetone,
soak a cotton ball in acetone then wrap finger tip with a small strip of tinfoil and leave on for 5-10 mins
using gelish does dehydrate you nails if you do it all the time.. so you need to give you nails a break every now and then. just like you would if you had any other nail product on all the time. but when you soak nails in acetone it makes the natural nail a little weak and little bit of acetone gets absorbed into the nail so if used excessively, its not healthy!
inorder for it not to look funky, just clean up the cuticle before you cure it in the light and youll do just fine!
ps. if you are going to do this, quick tip do all the fingers first and save the thumbs for last, makes it easyier