My bestie Lauren and I had to wake up early this morning for a 9am editor’s breakfast at Bergdorf Goodman and getting ready was a huge production. For starters, we’re both usually late – and I mean to everything. We had both schedule manicure appointments for Thursday to remedy the atrocious nails we’ve been rocking for the past few days but that wasn’t going to do us any good for such an early event. So we both decided to try out the new Sally Hansen At-Home Salon Insta Gel Manicure Strips before heading to bed.
Gel manicure is the latest nail trend and in Manhattan, it can cost upwards of $50, something that a babes on budgets like us can’t really stomach frequently. Sure gel manicures last but most of the time, I can’t justify spending a lot on an expensive nail procedure when that money can go to a new sweater or skirt from H&M (year priorities). So I decided to try the $25 Sally Hansen At-Home Salon Insta Gel Manicure Strips, which are so easy to apply, I was able to do both my nails and Lauren’s within 20 minutes.
This do it yourself kit is so easy a cave man could do it. No really. It’s easy as one, two three. The kit comes with:
· 1 LED Lamp
· 1 Gel Base Coat
· 1 Gel Nail Color
· 1 Gel Top Coat
· 10 Nail Cleanser Pads
· Acetone Remover
· Cuticle Stick
· File & Buffer
· Instruction sheet
HOW TO INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove contents from package and plug in LED light to ensure easy access when ready to use.
2. Clean nails with nail polish remover, buff and polish nails to ensure smooth application.
3. Peel individual gel strips and apply to nail bed.
4. Use nail file to smooth and remove excess gel strip from nail.
5. Apply top coat to gel strip on nail.
6. Place nail under LED lamp for 30 seconds (light will automatically shut off).
Enjoy new gel manicure. With care, your Sally Hansen At-Home Insta Gel Manicure Strips will last up to two weeks. Now do you like that savings?
BRAND STATEMENT: Sally Hansen’s Salon Insta-Gel Strips™ is a breakthrough, 2 step chip-resistant gel manicure that lasts up to 2 weeks. Exclusive to Sally Hansen, you can get a fast and easy gel manicure in 2 Easy Steps! Just simply peel and apply. The gel top coat provides a durable manicure and nails appear flawless and shiny for up to 2 weeks. The UV-cured real nail polish appliqués that are nourished with additives such as Vitamin E and they are removed with Acetone polish remover in 5 minutes.
DISCLOSURE: Compensation was provided by Sally Hansen via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen”