So I just stopped going all together. and focused on our needs rather than my wants. Whatever.
What my husband doesn't know is that he married a woman who NEEDS her nails done. When they're naked, I feel naked, and he should be very concerned if his wife feels naked all the time. I convinced him that the only cure is to get an at-home gel manicure kit. He brought up writing a letter to Santa, but 1) no one has time for that and 2) he must not care about me if he wants me to walk around without any nail polish on for the holidays. Men, they don't understand anything. Anyway, I eventually brought up the fact that this will SAVE us money in the long run.
It says right there on the box, "10 complete manicures". How much does one gel manicure cost at the salon? $40 to $45. This Sensationail kit was $60 at Walgreens, which means we're saving hundreds of dollars in the long run. I mean, it's basically screaming "BUY ME!!!!" so I did and poured a glass of wine to celebrate (as seen above).
Ok, let's get down to business here. In this kit, you get everything they use at the salon.
It also comes with instructions that you'll need to follow very carefully. I won't go through the steps because it's easy and there's only like 7 of them and you just repeat it for all of your nails. The final product looked something like this...
yes, I got a little messy on my cuticles but I know it will take some practice to make it perfect. I also got some polish on the skin around the nail, but that came off when I washed my hands afterwards.
My advice, in the instructions it says to put your nails under the LED lamp for one minute after applying the color. I wasn't comfortable with that so I left my nails in there for two minutes, and one minute for the base and top coat. That seemed to work perfectly and my nails were fully dry just like they are at the salon. Two days after painting my nails and I'm happy to report that they look amazing. No chips! and I haven't had to mess with them at all. I even got a compliment today on them from a woman asking, "where did you get your nails done?"