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Week 22 - Gel Manicures
Hello friends! I'm back with my Makeup Monday Series and welcome to Week 22. I recently had a gel manicure because I had a few special functions I was attending and I wanted my nails to look good. I love the way a gel manicure looks and it lasted beautifully for about 2 weeks without any chips on my nails. On my right hand I have one chip on the tip of my middle finger and it's day 18. Its almost 3 weeks now since I had my manicure! The nail salon had so many colors to choose from and the whole process was fast. What I liked was at my nail salon they have a cloth glove to wear while putting your hand under the UV lights.
Would I get a gel manicure again? The answer is yes but only for a special occasion. I would not get it done regularly. The cost of the manicure at my nail salon was $30 too.
What are the negative aspects of a gel manicure?
1. UV lights
2. The gel polish they use
3. It may cause infections
4. First time use may thin nails by 50%
5. Removal of gel polish
To remove the gel polish you have to use acetone nail polish remover and pour it on a cotton ball and apply to your nails and then wrap in aluminum foil and wait at least 15 minutes. Then rub off the all the polish from each fingernail. Next you need to scrap off all of the polish and what is left on the nails. Acetone nail polish remover can really dry out your nails too. Click HERE to see a tutorial I found on how to remove the gel polish.
Have you ever gotten a gel manicure and did you like it?
I hope I may have helped you decide if you would like to try a gel manicure.
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