Getting Gel Nails

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I’m the type of person who doesn’t like anyone doing my makeup and nails, cutting and dying my hair (haven’t been to the hair dressers for over 11 years), waxing my eyebrows etc. Anything that is related to the appearance, I don’t like others meddling with it as I am fussy and I exactly know how I like everything done. If people made one small mistake on me, it will bug me. That’s why.

I’ve only visited a nail salon twice but only because a friend dragged me to it on both occasion, however I didn’t mind. I don’t really know what happens in a nail salon so I let her do all of the talking to the beauticians. We went for file and gel polish and I have been impressed with the results. I still don’t like the filing feeling as it goes through me. Each time, I’ve walked out of the salon stroking my nails, intrigued by the smoothness. With gel nails, they are instantly dried and set, ready for you to do your normal day to day activities.

It wasn’t time consuming nor was it expensive. I’ve paid between £15 and £18 on both occasions. This is considered cheap as the two places I had visited wasn’t based in or around London. “It’s much cheaper in the North” as I would say. It’s slowly becoming an addiction but not sure if it will form into one. The first gel nails I had done, it had lasted 4 weeks then I had started to peel them off one by one which isn’t good for the nail but I was bored.

Have you had your nails done in the salon?

26 comments so far.

26 responses to “Getting Gel Nails”

  1. iCynosure Blog says:

    I'm thinking of getting gel nails… this post is surely very helpful.
    – Heena, http://www.icynosure.in

  2. beautyqueenuk says:

    I love having mine done in the salon and it has done my nails the world of good having someone look after them properly x

  3. Jessica McDonnell says:

    Your nails look beautiful, I love that colour. My nails don't suit dark colours 🙁 x

  4. Sarah Majer says:

    WOW! These are totally amazing and I am so so jealous!! If I didn't have to have short nails for netball, I would totally get these! Love them! xxx

  5. Vivian Yuen says:

    Love this colour!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  6. Kylie wenn says:

    The nail colour is simply gorgeous.. suit you well..


  7. Beautykinguk says:

    I am a nail chewer so there is barely any nail 😉

  8. Angeline Lee says:

    I love going for a good manicure but I usually wouldn't bother!

  9. Esha says:

    I love gel nails! That color is beautiful.

  10. Ellie Dickinson says:

    i love gel nails! i tend to go for a really nice natural pink! versatile x

  11. Laura - Alagoz says:

    I really want to get back to gel nails as well x

    Pink Frenzy

  12. Zubaida Rasool says:

    It looks really beautiful, i would love to try this gel nails.

  13. Autumn (Mrs Gaeul 가을) says:

    I only go to get pedicures at the nail salon. I don't even put polish on though haha. My sisters are both super into gel nails and when we went last time they got their filled and repainted and they looked good as new!

  14. Cindy Tong says:

    woah u also did gel nails..nice and cimple colour!love it!

  15. Mia Foo says:

    i recently got gelish nail art manicure and they actually will cost up for over SGD $100. They were really lasting though! I took them off after about 3 weeks because my nails grew too long and they were still looking good and very sturdy.

  16. Amely Rose says:

    I once had gel nails but mine didn't look that lovely
    i like the polish! cool
    reminds me of the galaxy

    with love your AMELY ROSE

  17. ♥Sarah♥ says:

    I had gel nails on my toes, it does stays on longer, and I quite like it. Love your nails too! =)

  18. Khushboo Motihar says:

    I love getting a mani frequently but I am too scared to get a mani. Would love to try one soon 😀

  19. Leesha Starr says:

    Love your nails, they're a great shade. I go to the salon on around special events to get my nails done. I'm going this week before my holiday and may get gel nails again. They're a nightmare to take off though.

  20. Tamanna Islam says:

    i have tried so many gel nailpolish but never been satisfied. your nails looking great though.

  21. Chaicy Style A Pastiche says:

    Loving the navy blue nails. And I have tried gel polishes and hat them when I have to take them off.

    GIG Love
    Style..A Pastiche! recently posted.. Yoga

  22. Popiah C says:

    I have never tried gel nails before even though I heard how fast and lasting they are. not too keen to spoil my nails :/

  23. Fatemah Sajwani says:

    A lot of gel nail polishes give the same effect, You should get them so you can get your gel nails at home, rather than going to the salon.

    Fatemah Sajwani

  24. Nitisha LMEE says:

    Your nails looks amazing. I have not tried gel polishes yet. And yes, I prefer doing my make up, nails, hair etc instead of going out and spend huge amount of money!!


  25. Ling Tan says:

    Yes I get gelish done once a while when I am up to sitting around quietly 🙂 Getting them off can be tough but look up tutorials online on removing them safely at home!

  26. Gillian Ong says:

    I swear, gel nails are indestructible! mine lasted (or i should say.. is lasting) for 7 weeks!

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