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Good afternoon! I am sharing a DIY beauty post today!!  I don’t claim to be a beauty blogger but I do have a minor obsession with all things beauty….. in case you didn’t know.

I love doing my nails..I actually find it relaxing! I would rather do my nails than go get them done. In fact, getting my nails done is a rare thing. I get pedicures more often than I get a manicure. I kind of hate sitting there not being able to do anything with my hands (use my phone) which is why I am more likely to get a pedicure.

With that said, about a year and a half ago I started doing my nails following this formula all thanks to my friend Kendall. She has great nails and loves doing them like I do. However, I was telling her how I hate that my polish never lasts longer than a day without chipping and that’s when she shared her nail polish formula. 

Guys….this works! It’s wonderful..and so much cheaper than getting them done at the salon. I think it’s very easy to get 5 days with this polish routine and maybe even a week. By day 6 or 7 you may start to see some small chips and nail growth.

Using filed and clean nails…

  • apply two base coats of the Gelous
  • then your color of choice,
  • another coat of Gelous
  • 2nd coat of color
  • the top coat, Seche Vite
  • Get comfortable and wait for your nails to dry

Tips:

  • Don’t take the polish all the way to your cuticles or the side of your nails. Leave a little space between those areas and your nail and this will prevent the polish from “bubbling” and then peeling.
  • Apply thin coats and not any thick ones.
  • Allow plenty of time for each coat to dry before applying the next one. 

I bought the base and top coats from Sally Beauty and usually buy my polish from Target. I love the Essie, OPI and Revlon the best!

Let me know how this works for you!! 

 

 

Born and raised in Southern Illinois. My journey has brought me to Louisville, Ky where I live with my architect husband, Jason and our little dog, Fonzie. We enjoy exploring our city and eating good food. I am happy to be able to share great recipes with you and snap some photos along the way. I sincerely hope you enjoy exploring my blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

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