Best DIY Guide For Gel Nails

Gel nails are not only great to look at, they also make the nails stronger that you can wear them for even up to two weeks. Many prefer to have them done in the salon. There are those who would rather skip the hassle of waiting for their turn to have their nails done by someone else, nevertheless. If you are one of those who would rather sit at the comfort of your home and have a mani or pedi whenever you want, but is at a lost on how to do gel nails, this guide is for you.

DIY Guide For Gel Nails

You will be surprised how easy it is to do and how amazing your nails will look. This easy to follow quick guide is perfect for both a pro and otherwise. So if you are just beginning to learn how to manage your nails, you can never go wrong with this DIY guide.

 

Keep your tools within reach and have your nail station ready. With constant and correct practice, you will have perfect nails whenever you want. This DIY is one thing that every woman needs to know.

 

This is how to do your opi gel polish properly:

 

1. Find a comfortable place to do your nails. Make sure you are in a well-lit and well-ventilated room but away from the windows where direct sunlight may pass through. The whole process may take up to about an hour for starters. As you become more acquainted with the process, you will find it easier to do next time.

Make sure that the space you will be working on is properly covered. Ensure that you have enough room to turn about and that no furniture and any unnecessary item/s near your workspace.

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Sparkly Sunset Mani

This photo doesn’t do justice to how amazingly sparkly this mani is in the sunlight. I did a sponge ombre using Zoya  and Zoya Mimi. Love i!

Sparkly Sunset Mani

I picked up both polishes from the clearance aisle in Ulta for $5 each. No idea why they’re one clearance – they are amazing!

Essie Neon 2013 Collection

Essie just announced their summer 2013 collection – Neons!  Part of me is like neons are so last summer, and part of me is like OMG I want them all!  I’ll be interested in seeing these in person since they seem like they are a lot less bright then other neons I’ve seen.  I’m very keen to get my hands on DJ Play That Song and Saturday Night Fever.

essieneon

Mini Mac Haul

Last weekend while my friend Leslie was visiting, we hit up the Portland MAC store over on NW 23rd. I needed to replace my Blot powder and I had 6 MAC containers to Back to MAC so a peachy lipstick was on my list.

Here’s my little MAC haul:

Mini Mac Haul

I ended up with Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, concealer and my free lipstick in Vegas Volt. Leslie bought 2 lipsticks. Ruby Woo and a nudish shade. I was very happy about the service, which in my experience is very hit or miss.  I was wearing jeans and a hoodie and no makeup and still got helped right away.

The saleswoman pulled out about 10 lipsticks for me to try before I found what I was looking for. It’s maybe a bit more orange than I was looking for, but I think what I saw in my head wasn’t what really worked for me. I’m very happy with my purchases.