Wanted to share my rekindled obsession with you! DIY shellac nails. I am re-obsessed with the gel nail kit I bought last year. I took a little break from doing my own nails after I found a good salon in Rapid City, but I recently found my supplies and decided to use them. I love the convenience, and relaxation aspect of doing my nails at home–especially when my budget is tight. I loved this kit so much I bought Meagan one as a thank you gift, but of course, she never opened it (she gets acrylic nails on the reg). Just means I don’t have to bring my kit to her house, though.
With the kit, there are step-by-step instructions for how to use it. What I have learned is that with the express nail polish, you do not need to do every step outlined in the kit. All you need to do is paint one coat with the polish, cure under the lamp for sixty seconds, add another coat, cure for sixty seconds, and voila!
With the kit, there are about five steps, but I believe that is because the polish isn’t the “express” polish. The polish in the kit is a more traditional gel polish, thus, all of the steps are necessary. The steps are easy, it is just a little time-consuming, and did not seem to last as long.
As such, I would recommend buying the kit because it comes with the lamp, and the polish attached (you get more bang for your buck). You could also just buy a lamp and the polish if you don’t think you want the kit!
I linked every option below.
This is the kit I use:
Nail Lamp: have never used this, but it has good reviews!
Thanks for reading!!