I've never been a girl that liked fake nails. I have had them on a few times, and hated the big ordeal of taking them off. So, when I discovered the shellac manicure, I fell in love.
After a while, I had spent a small fortune on the shellac manicure. They were a battle to take off, if I did not have it done at the salon. On top of being expensive, and damaging my nails.
I decided to buy my own kit, and do it myself. I bought everything I needed to get the perfect manicure. My first experience was not a good one. The gel lifted off within a few days. I did a few more manicures making each coat thinner, and still had bad luck. So, having such bad luck I decided to use normal polish, and the gel over the top. I got about a week of chip free nails.
I'm addicted to saving money, and doing this on my own. I had heard about the Sally Hansen Gel Strips and decided to pick them up. I have used the regular strips before with a not so happy turn out.
This in the link for what I bought. First of all, it took me 90 minutes to put these on. When, I finished they looked awesome, but I had a feeling they were going to lift. This morning I awoke with two gel strips missing, even though I followed the directions.
I'm back to square one, discovering that the best way to have this done is by a professional.
I spent $14.00 on the gel strips. I emailed Sally Hansen about this poor product and the big waste of my money.