Beautiful ladies, need beautiful nails!
With the most recent announcement from our PM this week and some clarification from organisations such as The Beauty Guild and NHBF (National Hair and Beauty Federation), I'm sure most of you will be aware that beauty salons and mobile beauty services will still be unavailable until the 4th July 2020 at the earliest.
Like most of you, I was hoping for a little bit more of a positive outcome but still with no access to our regular Beauty Therapists/Nail Techs I thought it would be a good idea to share with you, how I get my gel nails at home!
Here's a list of what you'll need, followed by a 'how to' video:
I originally had a small portable LED lamp which was part of my manicure set by Red Carpet however, later I decided to treat myself to a larger one so I was able to gel my toes too. I purchased my large UV lamp for approximately £15 at the time from EBay, I've linked a page from Amazon where you'll be able to find similar UV lamps to cure your gels.
A lot of the gel polishes which I own are by Red Carpet as I had managed to grab quite a few along with the manicure set, during the Christmas sales in Selfridges a few years back. I do also use CND as I'm able to purchase these products due to my profession, which are available at beauty/salon suppliers such as Ellisons/Sally's.
Sometimes you're able to get your hands on a set of CND gel polishes via Groupon - so keep an eye out if you're looking for this brand in specific.
In addition Red Carpet and CND gel polishes, I absolutely love Blue Sky’s product range which is available on Amazon! Their polishes are insanely pigmented and last for a good amount of time before chipping!
I purchase mine on EBay and they are very inexpensive!
Once my gel polish has cured, I use the solution called Purify by Red Carpet to remove any tacky/sticky residue off the nail. I have to do this as my top coat is not a ‘no wipe’ top coat.
You can totally skip this step if you opt for a no wipe gel top coat and Blue Sky has this product available on Amazon!
Additional useful links:
Yao Shun Nude Gel Polish Set These have been tried and tested so for the price, I was impressed with the quality and stay power of these gel polishes! They're highly pigmented and the colour combinations in the set's are super pretty!
Sally Hansen Moisturising Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil This product is great for nourishing the nail and cuticle area after your at home treatment
Sally Hansen Cuticle Remover This is an optional product but I definitely recommend gently removing your dead skin and cuticles, which are growing onto your nail bed as this will help with the longevity of the gel polish as well as helping to keep your nails healthy! Here's the 'how to' video on how I give myself those lovely at home gel nails!
I hope you find this post useful, if you do decide to give this a go then don't forget to share it and let me know how you give yourself an at home manicure!
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Until next time, stay safe and keep smiling m'loves...