So the my nail story: I rocked acrylics for years and it caused a tad bit too much damage to my digits. I've tried vitamins & nail strengthening formulas, but nothing really helps these poor nails of mine. They grow out pretty quickly, but they are so fragile and split easily- which in turn promotes nail biting on my part. Yuck!
That is where gel nails come in, now don't confuse these with gel polish. Its totally different. Gel has the ability to take on the same characteristics as acryclics do, but without the damage, chemicals and lifting/grow out issues. I owe a lot of how my nails look to my amazing nail artist Julia and the product she uses, which is odorless so you don't get that headache or high (unless you like that?!). I didn't want to have chunky or long nails and told her from the get go that I would love for my nails to look as natural and manicured as possible. I love that I can paint over these no problem, my nail polish lasts longer and I can use acetone to take it off because it doesn't make it mushy like acrylics. I get a fill on them every 2-3 weeks, and if you want to see how they look when grown out- check last weeks mani post and you can tell the edges by my cuticle just needed a little freshen up and that was at 2 1/2 wks.
If you have any questions about gel nails (how to wear them, how they are done, product used etc) leave a comment below!
NOW ITS YOUR TURN!
The link up Heather & I host is open Monday-Friday and we would love to invite you to join in. If you don't have a post ready (or don't blog) use hashtag #maniparty on twitter or instagram to join in on the fun or post a photo on facebook and tag either of us!