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!

Funky Dual Coloured Nails

I decided to try something new with my nails because I’m getting bored with having my nails one solid colour. Here is something to try that’s really fun and easy!

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To achieve this look, first paint your nails your favourite colour – wait for them to completely dry. Then take small pieces of tape and press them over the area of your nail that you don’t want to change colour. Then, take your next colour and carefully paint over the exposed part of your nail. Let the polish dry to the point of just being tacky, and slowly pull the tape of in the direction of your stripe. Do one finger at a time so it doesn’t get messy – start at the pinky and work your way towards the thumb. After all of your nails are totally dry – put on a layer of top coat!

Dirty hair – messy bun

Have you ever had those morning where you sleep in and just don’t have enough time to do anything with your “washed a day or two ago” hair? Well here is the solution to your problem! A quick and easy way to put your hair up without anyone knowing it wasn’t washed today!

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To get this look I simply put in my favorite headband to pull my bangs back. At the center top of the headband, I split my hair in two and twisted down into a low ponytail. When I pulled the hair through the ponytail I tied it into a messy bun. Then lifted it up and pinned it up off my neck and pinned the fly aways. Hairspray and you are set!