I love having freshly painted nails, however, I am the laziest human being when it comes to the upkeep. I'm the person that walks around with chipped nails until I manage to pick it all off. However, I have had gel nails a couple of times in the past and found that this worked a lot better for me. Mainly, because it stays on longer and takes a lot more to
The guys over at Madam Glam, New York contacted me just before Christmas and asked if I wanted to try out their Gel Nail Polishes. I was particularly interested in their brand as it is cruelty free, which is always a win in my book. I received 3
polishes, a base coat and a top coat, as well as a travel sized UV lamp. coloured
I received 2 soak-off gels, one in the
'Love Me Nude' and the other in 'Grazie Millie'. I was also sent a Chameleon Gel Polish in Amaretto, these polishes are awesome as they are colour two techincally in one (depending on the temperature!). As I didn't have any base or top coats, they also provided me with these. The little colours they sent is so cute. It is small enough to travel with and the charger is lamp , therefore I didn't need to purchase an American to English adapter. USB
|Madam Glam, New York|
|DIY Manicure |
So, how did I do a gel manicure at home? I prepared my nails by pushing back the cuticles and shaping them with a nail file. In theory you should buff your nails and probably prepare them further, but again, I don't have the patience for this.
One Layer of
Second Layer of
You then need to cleanse your nails so they aren't sticky anymore and you are good to go!
I'd really recommend this brand if you are after Gel Nails at home. They have loads of
Are you a fan of gel nails? Do you go to salons or prefer to DIY?
If you prefer to DIY, then I have a previous post on going brunette to blonde at home.
*These products were sent to me to review, I did not need to write a positive review and only chose to do so as I like the products :)