So the other night I decided to try out doing gel nails on myself, I am quite cack handed and this was no easy task! It took me about 2 hours but that was me rushing in the end and I didnt sculpt the ends which is what I should have done really.
I used Defianze Gels which are absolutely brilliant.
They have got a huge range of colours and also everything you need for the classic french manicure including different thicknesses for different tasks such as natural nail overlays, sculpting, tip extensions etc. I am absolutely hooked on gel nails right now and must admit I am planning on filing them all off this weekend and having another attempt at it, this time using the sculpture method.
I know it isn't for everyone but I absolutely love the thickness of gel nails. I love that I can paint over them if I get bored and in a few days if I remove the polish my manicure will still be the same underneath. My nails feel very strong and never break when I have gel on them and as I am doing a lot of DIY at the moment this is very important for me.
Without further delay here is a piccy of my first attempt at gel nails (sorry it is a bit blurry!)
Let me tell you, I find it sooooooo much harder doing my own hands rather than other peoples..although I am sure that is true for any nail technician even those that have been in the business professionally for many years.
I shall let you know how my next attempt goes and keep you updated! If you do gel nails I would love to speak to you so please comment below.