A hot set of chip free nails with products from L’Oreal Paris, Custom Nail Solutions and imPress Nails seems like the easy way to a girl’s heart, just look at the expressions on Rihanna, Kelly Osbourne and Christina Aguilera – nirvana.
Say tootles to the days of the perfect manicure on Day One and by Day Three, it looks like you’ve been snacking ever so gingerly at the tips of your nails. Kick rocks nails products that make us do extra work!
Skip The UV Machine
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinaire Gel Lacque ($7.99, lorealparisusa.com) makes all fears of the ultra-violet machine that cures gel manicures, all but disappear because you don’t need it with this product. Gel Lacque is a 3-step nail system that enjoys the same benefits of a salon gel service without the lamp: high-gloss resilient shine that doesn’t give way to dents, dings and scratches.
STEP 1: GEL PRIMER
Nail surface is instantly smooth and flawless
STEP 2: GEL COLOR
Color is richer, magnified to a new level of intensity nails are visibly thicker
STEP 3: GEL GLAZE
Shine is captured and reflected from every angle
Made Just For You
Molded to fit your nail bed perfectly, Custom Nail Solutions are the world’s only customized set of nails that are durable, reliable and reusable. Nail expert Katie Saxton, who purchased the patent to create nail molds explains, “think getting teeth molds at the dentist but on your nails.” These nails can be filed, are paint & nail sticker-friendly and adhere for up to 14 days. What you receive in your initial order is putty to create your molds for all 10 fingers and any necessary tools. After you create your molds, send it back to Custom Nails and they will create any shape you want: Stilletto, Oval, French-tip with many more options to choose from, In a matter of days you will receive your new reusable nails and adhesive.
The Stick-On’s Have It
If you’re against the UV lamp and don’t feel like using glue, what’s left? NEON imPress Press On-Manicure – Vamp It Up ($7.99, Walgreens, Walmart and Rite Aid Stores) – a flexible nail cover solution that delivers an indestructible top coat on par with salon gel nail polish. Lasting up to one week, these nail covers not only give you that snazzy nail look you’re after, but they also protect your own nails. And to remove these, simply peel from the sides or apply polish remover around the edges, wait 1 minute, then peel off.
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