Like Zooey Deschanel, I hate not having my nails painted but as I mentioned, life has been crazy lately. I have not had time for nail appointments and painting my nails regularly.
Luckily, I have a gel nail polish kit. I am rough on my nails, I rarely wear regular polish for more than a few days. I can’t stand tipwear or chipped nails and change the colour to match what I am wearing. This hasn’t been an option in recent months, so I was so happy to have gel polishes that would last 10 days.
While more expensive than regular polishes, especially while considering the price of a LED or UV light to cure the polish, the maintenance is so much lower. I don’t care how busy I am, I would rather go out with bare nails than chipped polish like the hand above.
Using a gel kit is as easy as painting your nails (easier in fact, it doesn’t dry until cured so you can clean up the edges before curing for a perfect manicure. You paint your nails with the base coat and cure then do the same thing with the colour and top coats. Each time, make sure you tidy the edges, the polish will lift as your nails grow if on your cuticles. Then wipe off the sticky layer and you are done! The best thing you about gel polish, it is completely cured. I typically have the time to do my nails in the late evening, but wake up with slight indentations from my pillow/comforter on my nails and that new manicure shine is gone.