Back when I had a real job in corporate marketing, I always took the time to get my nails done. Now that my days consist of keeping our house clean, chasing Manny, and well, doing damage control after he smears the contents of his diaper alllll over himself and the crib during naptime (true story - wish it wasn't)...the priority to get my nails done just isn't there.
As I mentioned, last week I was in a wedding. So I decided to get a manicure, but just had my nails polished with pink to match the wedding colors. And I kid you not - Patrick was all, "Wow! Your nails look so great!" And for the first time ever, admitted that he misses me getting my nails done. He said it's not a big deal, but he just thought it looked really nice. Which it did, especially considering what they look like now.
I've gone through stages of painting them, but unfortunately, my nails do not keep polish on well at all. In fact, it's not even been a week since I got them done and the chips are already horrible. I've heard some people talking about using gel nail polish, and how it works so much better for them, so I thought I'd give it a try.
I went to Ulta yesterday, and got so overwhelmed that I left with nothing, of course. Because turns out, you don't just paint on gel nail polish (duh Sarah). It's like, a whole system. There are a few different base polishes needed, plus an actual LED light to cure the gel polish. Which looks really cool and official, and could be very cost effective in the long run...but I'm just wondering if it really works or is worth it?
So that's what this post is all about, friends. Anyone have any experience with DIY gel nails? Or even just how to keep your polish from chipping so bad when you paint your nails with regular polish? I would love any feedback you have to share. Thanks, & happy Wednesday! :)
P.S. It is really weird for me to write a post without pictures, so I thought I'd just find an image online to share...turns out that was a bad idea. A little tip? NEVER google ugly nails. Disgusting.