Ever wonder whether the gel manicure sets you can do at home really work? We put the Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish kit to the test and show you how to do a gel manicure at home. The kit can be purchased at Walgreens, where you can save a lot of money by using their Balance Rewards card. Here’s the DIY gel nails video tutorial so you know what to expect.
Although I was intimidated at first, I have to say using the Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish kit was a breeze. The instructions are very clear and the kit includes everything you need to do up to 10 gel manicures at home. First, I shook all the gel polish bottles and then filed and buffed my nails. Afterwards, I wiped every single nail with the nail cleanser pad included in the set. I then applied a think layer of the base coat, “cured” my nails for 30 seconds and then began applying the gel nail polish in wine not, a beautiful deep burgundy. I wiped away the excess that I got into the cuticle with the cuticle stick and then put my nails under the lamp. Don’t stress about timing the lamp; it automatically shuts off after 30 seconds. Then, I applied the second gel polish coat, “cured” my nails and finally applied a thin layer of the top coat. Then I put my nails under the LED lamp for the last time. The final step was wiping the sticky residue away with the nail cleanser pad.
I am really happy with the results. The only thing I am not looking forward to is removing the gel nail polish, but that is not the kit’s problem, but rather an issue that I have with gel manicures in general. However, I am willing to deal with the 15 minutes of acetone if it means I have flawless nails for a couple fo weeks.
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