Let’s talk about the new beauty craze, gel nails. Seems like everyone is getting it, right?
This new nail trend has been around the block for quite some time now. And I’ve got to say, I really love it. It stays chip free for almost a month. What girl wouldn’t want that? And it saves you a lot of drying time. Just in case you think they are paying me to do this, this is not a sponsored post. I genuinely love gel nail polishes. When it first came out, I was put off by the negative reviews from a lot of my friends and family. Everyone said it makes your nails thinner, it is bad for you, bla bla bla. I didn’t try it until this summer, right before I went to the States. With all the travelling I was about to do, I knew I would not have time to go get a manicure every time I get chipped nails but I did need my fingers to look nice and clean. So my manicurist suggested I get gel nails. She did it so well and they stayed perfect for the whole month that I was travelling from New York to Miami. I got simple white coloured gel nails from OPI, which I forgot to take pictures of (sorry about that). But here are some of the gel manicures I have gotten before. My favourite is the nude one above.
There are a few disadvantages to gel nails, too. I don’t like the process of taking them off. You have to use 100% acetone, which is so much more powerful and damaging than a usual one. Even after using the 100% acetone, they also have to scrape/buff your nails to get rid of some of the gel polish, which makes your nails little bit thinner. So I would not recommend getting gel nails all the time, but do get them when you are in a rush or when you need your nails to be on point for a loooong time.
And here are some of my favourite designs I’ve found on the internet.