Gelly Sandwich

What is a Gelly Sandwich you ask? It’s when you use regular Nail Polish between layers of Gelish Base and Top Coat. This technique is easy to do and saves you from having to buy expensive Gelish polishes – just keep using your favourite regular polishes!

 

Here is my most recent Gelly Sandwich
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Want to know how to achieve this look? Keep reading….

What you need:

-Led Lamp for Gel Manicures

-Gelish ph Bond

-Gelish Foundation

-Gelish Top It Off

-Your favourite Nail Polish

-Cuticle Pusher

-Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse

-Nail File and Nail Buffer

1) Buff all shine off of your natural nails. Then file them to your preferred shape. Use nail surface cleanse to remove any dust and dirt.

2) Apply pH Bond to all nails

3) Apply Gelish Foundation to thumb first, then the rest of your nails

4) Cure under LED Lamp for 45 seconds (or as indicated on your lamp)

5) Apply first coat of Nail Polish

6) Let completely dry, then apply second coat of Nail Polish

7) After Nails are completely dry (no tacky) apply Gelish Top It Off top coat

8) Cure under LED Lamp

9) Use Nail Surface Cleanse to remove tacky residue

10) Use oil around cuticles to hydrate

** If necessary, apply two coats of Gelish Top Coat

Check out my quick tutorial to see how its done!!

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Home Gel Manicure – Where do I start?

Hey there everyone!

Are you one of those people that love having nicely manicured nails but don’t bother because no matter how great your top coat, they’re all chipped within 3 days? Let me help you eliminate all of your chipping frustrations by introducing you to the home Gel Manicure!

What is a Gel Manicure?

A Gel Manicure is a Gel Polish rather than regular Nail Polish. Gel Polish formula doesn’t dry like regular Nail Polish. It cures under a UV lamp or LED lamp. This prevents chipping – for up to three weeks!

If you are wondering if Gel Polish is for you – visit your local Nail Salon and ask for a Gel Manicure. It shouldn’t cost you more than $20 – $25. After my first visit, I was hooked! I decided to invest in a home Gel Manicure set to save myself money over the years and I love spending time doing my own manicure as well as friends and family.

This investment will cost you about $200 – $250 to start, but after you buy the kit, you only need to buy your polishes as you get bored of your colours. The great news is that your manicure can last up to three weeks, so you really only need a new colour every few paydays!

I bought my kit from Nailpolishcanada.com. This online company is based out of Richmond, BC Canada and usually ships via Canada Post within 1-2 business days.

 
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The kit contains two regular sized polishes (Gossip Girl and June Bride) as well as mini bottles for all of your ph bond, foundation, top coat and nourishing oil. The LED light is a Pro 45. Only need to hold your hand under the light for 45 seconds for each coat. The only thing this kit is missing is step by step instructions for beginners. But you don’t need to worry about that! Stay tuned for a Gelish beginners tutorial by yours truly.

Make sure you store your kit and bottles in a dark cool space – don’t let them anywhere near natural UV light as they will start to cure and won’t be any good!

Have fun with your starter kits! Happy Manicuring!

Nail Polish Crazy!

Hey there old friends! So – I’ve got this obsession with nail polish! And over the year I’ve been really stocking up my collection! Let me share a few of my favourites with you!

All polishes have had one coat of China Glaze Base Coat and one coat of OPI Top Coat!

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China Glaze – Pink Voltage (Neon) and China Glaze – Nova

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China Glaze – Call Of The Wild

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China Glaze – It’s A Trap-Eze! on top of China Glaze – White on White

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China Glaze – Snap My Dragon

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China Glaze – I’m Not Lion (gold) and China Glaze – With Love

With Love by China Glaze is my favourite Nail Polish colour in my whole collection. Visit Nailpolishcanada.com for a huge selection of Nail Polish colours. This company is great! They are based out of Richmond, BC and ship via Canada Post within the next business day. I have been so happy with their services so far and will continue using them going forward.

Stay tuned for my next post where I venture into Gel Nail Polish!