Gel Nails for the Everyday Girl!

5/08/2014

Hey guys! So today I have a quick tutorial for you girls out there! I love painting my nails, but after a couple of days my nails have a tendency to chip, and doesn't that always suck? Well lo and behold, I found a really awesome way to keep my nail polish from chipping: Gel nails. Now I know what you are thinking, "But I don't want to spend $80 on a curing lamp!" And I totally get that. I mean I wouldn't either, because for one thing that's money that can be spent elsewhere. So this is where I present for you guys an amazing item that I discovered a couple of months ago, but just recently started using: Gelous nail polish. This gel polish only cost me $4.99 (I think the reason was because it was on sale), but it is still super affordable at $5.99 a bottle!
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You can purchase this from any Sally Beauty Supply (that's where I got mine!). And OMFG this stuff is amazing.

1. First off, you put on one thin coat of the Gelous nail polish on your nails. Wait 2 minutes.
2. Put a thin coat of colored polish of your choice. Wait 2 minutes
3. Put another thin coat of Gelous polish on your nails. Wait 2 minutes
4. Put another thin of coat of colored polish of your choice. Wait 2 minutes.
5. Put a top coat on your nails (I prefer Seche Vite). Wait 2 minutes.
6. Then put the last thin coat of Gelous nail polish on your nails. Wait around 5 minutes to let all your nails dry out. Try not to touch anything with your nails for a while, you don't want to smear your nails.
Gel nailsNow I have to say, this Gelous nail polish works pretty well. i did try this on a bright red color, and it was a disaster. So now I stick with pastels, when I use this gel nail polish.

By the way, if you are wondering what type of polishes work best, look for polishes that have a thick brush, like OPI. I personally really love Essie, so that's why I always gravitate towards them, but their brushes are thin, and difficult to work with.

This won't last 2 weeks, like a gel manicure from the salon, but it will last you a good week! Which is good in my case, because that means that I will be able to do more things in my spare time!


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13 comments

  1. Hello doll!
    you have a very nice blog, I will be happy if we follow each other?
    Just let me know in my blog :)
    Have a nice day

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  2. Thank you for the post!! I'll have to check it out and give it a try....even though it's a lot of layers (I'm super lazy!)

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  3. pretty!! you're so good at doing your own nails! =)

    www.lesley-kim.com

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  4. I've never tried any sort of gel treatment on my nails. Hell, it's been over 5 years since I stepped foot into a nail salon. I do polish my nails from time to time, but that only lasts on my nails for 3 days! Too bad there's no Sally's here!

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  5. Your nails look great! I don't usually wear polish on my nails because I hate that they chip after a few days.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  6. WOW, i can't believe it's only $6! that'll save me tons in manicures this summer ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  7. D- what I need is a chip proof/fail proof top coat! How come you can't use gelous as the top coat? Is there a special technique for applying it inbetween layers? Just curious- your reviews are always on point and I trust you completely to make this decision for us :D

    Thank you for the blog visit love, hope you’ll be back to
    check out my latest!



    xo-Julie

    Peace. Love. LOL!



    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  8. essieeee!!! I personally like essie too. man you like painting nails please come over and paint my nails, I will provide you accommodation :)

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  9. This is awesome! I love how your nails look :D

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  10. Hi Julie,
    There is no special technique for painting your nails with gelous. I would just suggest thin coats between layers! Hope that helped you out! :)

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  11. Haha, thanks for the offer Julie! I will take you up on it someday! :)

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