I’ve mentioned before that my Mom is a nail tech. So really for about the last seven years I’ve only paid to have my nails done if it was a girl’s night out or wedding party thing or something like that. And now, while I would have to say I’m less girly that a lot of people, I do still like my nails to look nice. Probably because my Mom’s a nail tech…
When we moved to Denver I was thinking that it’s going to get real expensive to be getting my nails done often. And since I’m one of the cheapest people on earth that wasn’t going to work. So I’ve actually been painting them myself and trying really hard to get better at it.
But when the nice people at Sally Hansen sent me their new gel manicure set to try out I was all for it. I LOVE gel manicures but they’re expensive (unless you have a Mom like mine. Thanks Mom!). So I was psyched to try this out. And I have to say, coming from someone who is so bad at painting nails; I did a really good job, because it was so easy to use.
The kit includes all the things you need: base, color and top coat polishes, file, buffer, cuticle pusher (technical term there), heat lamp, remover and nail pads. The instructions were incredibly easy to follow. I’ve tried it out twice now and both times I was really impressed.
There’s something about the gel polishes brushes that make them so much more manageable than regular polish brushes. The bristles are a little shorter so you don’t get the darn polish all over the place from rowdy bristles. I did have to place my nails in the lamp a few times more than it says, but I’m pretty sure it was because I was putting the polish on too thick. It wasn’t an issue, I just would push the button twice.
I’m a fan for sure. I can’t wait to grab a few other gel colors. For around $30 for the kit, it’s well worth the investment if you like gel manicures. That’s how much it is for one at a salon, so if you’re looking to pinch a few pennies this is the option for you. If you decide to try it out I’d love to hear your experience!
Fine print: Sally Hansen provided this kit to me to review, however all opinions are my own and you know that I’m brutally honest. I genuinely think this is a great product for the price and I have already recommended it to many friends!