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Thursday, August 14, 2014

At Home Shellac Manicure

Last year I bought the Sally Hansen Gel Polish Starter Kit, and according to their website this is what the kit has to offer. 
"Professional salon results at home have never been so easy. Saving you time and money. Up to 10 salon gel manicures at home up to 2 week wear.· Salon tested· Safe· No dry time · nails feel protected· Easy removal. The LED lamp will cure (set) your manicure to a solid, high-gloss finish with zero dry time · Starter Kit contains all you need:· 1 LED Lamp· 1 Gel Base Coat· 1 Gel Nail Color· 1 Gel Top Coat· 10 Nail Cleanser Pads· Acetone Remover· Cuticle Stick· File & Buffer· Instruction sheet"

At first I was not really happy with the kit, mainly because the manicure did not last the two weeks as promised (not like how long it lasts when you get them done in a salon). But after many months of trying different brands of the gel colour and different application techniques I think I am starting to really love this kit! 

The LED Lamp is easy to use because it has a set timer that lights up for 30 seconds. This is the recommended time for you to cure your nails, but I would suggest going for at least 60 seconds. (Some colours might need 2 minutes). The cleanser pads and acetone remover that comes in the kit can be easily purchased from other brands as well, so don't feel like you can only use what's provided. The cleanser pads are just rubbing alcohol anywas. 

Anyways, here is a really quick video on how I apply the Shellac on my nails. 


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