I’m addicted to lacquer, A.K.A. nail polish. My obsession started as a youngun when I’d watch my mom paint her nails for Sunday church service. She always took special care of her nails. (Side-note: It’s amazing the things we remember from our childhood and how our parents shape our future selves.) My paternal grandmother always kept her nails well-groomed too. She’d paint my nails soft pink, a color she thought was fitting for little girls. I’ll admit I haven’t painted my nails much in recent years. I use my hands soooooooo much and regular nail polish on natural nails chip too damn much. Plus, it’s hard to find the time to do my nails with an active 9 month old baby because my hands are always in use. But check this out. A few weeks I decided to leave lil’ man with my hubby for the evening and I treated myself to a much needed (and deserved) manicure.
I was itching to try gel nail polish. I’d heard about it for a few years. However I was always so scared to pay for a manicure that might not last. Hey I’m a bargain bella and sometimes a lil cheap! My manicurist assured me I’d have chip-free, candy coated nails for 2 to 3 weeks. So I gave them a try. Now I’m a GEL NAIL ADDICT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You know what that means. Gel nails are my Bargain of the Week. Here’s why:
- Regular nail polish just takes too long to dry. Who has the time? Two rounds of UV light will have your gel nail polish dry in no time.
- The shine that comes with gel polish is INSANE. SICK!!! No top coat is required and the shine lasts until your next mani.
- Big one ladies-No Chipping. I did all my usual activities without any nail drama.
- Stronger nails. Maybe I’m imagining things but my nails have not broken since my gel polish application. I think it’s because gel polish is thicker than regular nail polish. Whatever the reason, let’s toast to longer, stronger nails!