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~DIY At Home Shellac/Gel Nails For Under $10~ Does It Work?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Hey Everyone!

I love the concept of gel nails and shellac nails but I have never had any done professionally because I will not paid to have them done. I've heard of people getting gel nail polish applied that costs as much as a new set of acrylic nails. Nope. Plus, the whole process just seems simple enough to do...at home.:)

I came across this pin on Pinterest about a DIY Shellac or Gel Nail Hack" using two Sally Hansen polishes and a regular polish. The trio is suppose to last just as long as shellac polish does without a lamp.


You know I went right out....and pick up the products....




The original pinner or blogger used Sally Hansen Hard As Wraps Powerful Acrylic Gel, her favorite nail polish and Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat. The Sally Hansen products together costs about $10.

 I applied the trio using a Kleancolor polish on a Sunday. 

I did the same order the pinner did: one coat of Acrylic Gel, two coats of polish and one coat of No Chip Top Coat.
And this was Tuesday.:(

I was disappointed!! Ugh! I love polish but I'm really hard on my nails. I wash dishes, clean, cook and whatever else with my hands. However I want my nails to look good all the time, the polish to last and save money at the same time. I tried the DIY Shellac "hack" twice again using other polishes and the same chippy results came in about two days. One great thing did happen, the Sally Hansen Gel polish used as the base coat has really strengthened my nails!!!!


I'm assuming that individual results vary and this was just my results. Click on the PIN to check out the original post and comments.

Will you be trying this DIY Shellac/Gel hack???



2 comments:

Ashleigh on 2:30 AM said...

I usually have a huge problem with my nail polish chipping but I found that part of my problem was that I didn't prep my nails correctly. Before I put a base coat on I always take a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol and wipe it across my nails. It removes any residue from the nails and helps my nail polish last longer. Just a tip!

ARichards4198 on 12:12 AM said...

Its also very important to "cap" your nails on the ends to keep the Polish sealed to the nails =) both together should solve the problem