I love getting a gel manicure (especially CND’s Shellac manicure), but let’s face it…they cost quite a bit and I rarely have the time. Wouldn’t it be great to do them yourself at home? Now you can. I recently saw an ad for Nutra Nail Gel Perfect and I knew I had to run out and buy it ASAP. For those of you who think we only review products we are given, you are very wrong. Anyway,
thankfully my Duane Reade on the corner had it! Mind you they tried to charge $14 instead of the $11.99 they charge on the site. But, that’s life in NYC. Everything costs more here, so luckily I had a coupon. Of course I had to try boring sheer pink, but that’s what I normally wear and truth be told, I wasn’t crazy about most of the colors, but YOU may be.
So about an hour ago, when my boys were napping I carefully read the instructions and gave it a try. It was fairly easy, but I did manage to get some paper towel super-glued to the back of two of my fingers which I am now trying to get off. Also, the smell is a little strong, so if you are sensitive or pregnant, I do not recommend you try this. It’s like putting on 4 coats of polish and you don’t need a UV/LED light! It seriously took me about 8 minutes total (probably 5 for the average person with some skill at applying polish) and they were dried to an ultra shiny finish in minutes. I also noticed my usually thin nails (which require a strengthener, which I did not use) are rock hard! Let’s see how long this lasts, but so far…I’m in love. I hope they come out with more colors I like soon!
They try to sell you their remover, but any acetone remover will work. Just let it sit on your nails for a couple of minutes.
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