Two genius ways to prevent gel mani nail damage
Gel manicures are one of the best things that have ever happened to busy girls who can’t make it to the salon every week, but as most of us know, they come with a few drawbacks. Personally, I find it annoying to have to arrive 15 minutes before my actual appointment to soak the stuff off, and then there’s the nail damage caused by soaking in acetone and scraping it off. For this reason, I limit gel manis to those times I am going away on vacation or away for business—which unfortunately isn’t all that often. But I might be scheduling a Shellac because I found two amazing ways to sidestep the gel-mani side effects.
The first is SensatioNail’s Nail Shields. Similar to those stick-on nail wraps that you apply and file off the excess, these clear stickers are designed to act like a base coat before any gel manicure. When you’re ready to remove the polish, you simply peel them off—no soaking or scraping required. (And at $7.99 for roughly 8 manicures, that’s a great deal.)
Read the article on Insider Beauty Buzz!