Ever play with gel polish? I mean really play?
Not just buy a color, "bake" it on LED is the way to go! , and be happy for a week or more... PLAY with it! How about french tips? Nail art?
Gel polish bottles are not very photogenic... and also I forgot to take pics along the way. Ha. Rookie mistake.
The lip gloss just happened to match and looked good in the photo....
I did not use lip gloss at all in the mani.
I'll describe as best I can:
1) Prep nails
2) Prime/ Bake That LED light again
3) 1st coat of color... Taupe, applied only to the tips/ Bake
4) 2nd coat of color... Taupe again/ Bake
5) Red gel color, applied by putting 2 dots side by side and dragging the dots together in a point to make a heart. Or a bunch of hearts. In a line. Whatever floats your boat. :D
This is an awesome little pic-tutorial I found on Pinterest... Simple, easy, quick.
6) Final top coat/ Bake...
And Viola!! You got an aesthetically pleasing configuration....
Little Mermaid reference? No? Ahem.
I usually like to change my nails frequently... almost daily. And I have a favorite technique for that. To share another day.
Sometimes I need a more durable look, that won't chip or show wear for several days. Gel is good for that. But gel has it's limitations. Fewer colors. Almost no glitter. Boring. I say play with it, jazz it up a bit... have some fun! What do you do with gel? Any thoughts? Love it? Hate it? Come on people, chat it up! :)
*Heart* my nails- Heather