I really can’t think of anything worse than painting your nails and then having them chip like 2.5 hours later. (insert emoji with steam coming out of ears)
I mean, you spend almost 30-45 minutes painting and waiting for them to dry, trying not to bump anything, keeping them from smudging. So you sit. And sit. And sit. Doing nothing because the slightest movement will ruin all your hard work.
AM I RIGHT?!
And I feel like in the Summer, nails chip quicker because we are outside in the heat and water and it takes a toll on our hard work!
I’ve always painted my own nails at home because I can never find time to go to a nail salon (or I don’t feel like it, #lazy) and I really can’t justify spending $30 on a mani (#moneyhoarder)
SO, my secret solution: I finally caved and got an at home gel polish kit from Sally Beauty.
They had a kit that included everything I needed and SO many colors sold separately to choose from! The kit came with the color “Passionate Pink” but I got the color “White Hot” because I love white nails in the Summer! Zakiyah gladly used the pink color… and then changed her mind to match me 😀
I was in and out and on my way to perfect Summer nails. This ASP kit was super easy to use.
You can get the look with only 4 steps!
Step One: Rub dehydrator solution on all nails
Step Two: Apply thin layer of the base coat (optional, use the bonder first)
Step Three: Apply 2-3 coats of the color
Step Four: Apply top coat then rub the cleansing solution on all nails to finish
The only recommendation I have when using this is to leave each layer under the light for 45-50 seconds rather than only 30 seconds. I like to be extra sure it’s set!
I also saw a ton of good inspiration on Sally Beauty’s Instagram when it comes to nails, so follow them to get some good ideas to use when gelling your nails!
^^^Side note: My curling wand and I got into a fight awhile ago. The curling wand won and left a mean scar on my hand.
So this is my lazy girl, time saving Summer beauty secret to keep my nails looking great without the hassle of chipped polish or going to a salon! What’s your beauty secret during the Summer?? Plz do share!