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Gel nails

(5 Posts)
iloveredwine Tue 24-Jan-17 17:03:23

Is it possible to do a decent job of gel nails at home? I'm very tempted to buy the kit as I love the look and it's costing my a fortune twice a month. I'm just worried it will look awful and be a waste of even more money?

DressageDiva88 Tue 24-Jan-17 19:44:51

Yes, I do mine at home now and would never go back to a salon! I got a cheap Sensationails kit on eBay and I use gel polishes or normal polish with a gel topcoat (special polish to gel from Sensationals). The latter 'only' lasts a week but is really easy to remove, normal gel polish takes a little longer but you get 2 weeks wear from it.

I've never looked back and my kit has paid for itself a few times over, I do my DM's nails and quite a few friends have bought their own kits now!

SheldonsSpot Tue 24-Jan-17 20:19:29

I do my own now. I bough a bluesky kit off eBay for about £40, that included the lamp, base and topcoat and a few colours. After a couple of goes I can do as good a job as I ever got from a professional.

alabasterangel Tue 24-Jan-17 20:26:45

Yes. As PP bluesky kit. Bottle of base and top coat has lasted 4 months and another friend and I both buy and then loan each other colours which gives loads of choices. The colour change ones are fun (although I thought they'd be naff!). The advantage of Amazon is you can read the reviews and see real photos from other purchasers.

Be careful to remove them properly each time though, soaking not peeling or picking. And I leave 24 hours till I re-do. A good nail oil helps too.

iloveredwine Tue 24-Jan-17 21:30:17

Sounds like a winner then! Off to google colorssmile

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