On that note, let’s get started. In my FIRST EVER YouTube tutorial, I’m sharing a gel nail hack I found online. I found this recipe on Pinterest, but when I YouTubed it, there wasn’t a whole lot of content out there that didn’t require a UV light. I don’t know about you guys, but putting my hands under a UV light freaks me out a little bit especially since I feel like I got all the exposure to tanning beds that I’ll ever need in my whole life during my teen years (so stupid, I know!). What makes me willing to sacrifice aging my hands by 10 years though is that gel manicures last so long! BUT once they start growing out, they look a little gross and I’m always guilty of going too long in between manicures.
Anyway, this gel manicure recipe I found is amazing! It lasts 7-10 days without chipping (depending on the polish you choose, I think OPI is one of the longer-lasting ones) AND it comes off easily with regular old nail polish remover! It does still take about 20-25 minutes to complete as it requires 6 coats of paint, but if you don’t have the time, the first three coats will still last you longer than a typical non-gel manicure. The best part about this is that it will save you some serious $$$. All together these products cost me about $35, but they will last you months! Think about that, if you get a gel manicure every other week, you could easily be spending over $500/year, but this, at most, will cost you maybe $100/year if you change up the polish color every now and then.