Just did gel nail polish at home…

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have my own gel posing kit and ypi can buy the pigments online and and them to the top coat. Bit more work but it’s a lot cheaper and you can get the exact ahade you want!   

 

Just did mine before with Mat purple glitter. 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

do you regularly do gel nails at home?? my FMIL keeps pestering me for gift ideas for christmas, and I think a gel manicure kit would be perfect. what brand is best?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Okay, this is not that helpful, but at the various places that I’ve gotten my gel manicures, there’s always a color labeled 4 on their chart that is the perfect shell pink, but not translucent. Maybe you could run into a salon and ask them to tell you the name/brand of a color on their chart? Lol, sorry!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Laurenskii:  Not sure if Gelish/Red Carpet Manicure works with the UV light (it comes with LED light) but the best baby pink is “I Really Love Your Nails” or “Light Elegant” (has shimmers).

But with a uv light you can go with the OPI gels and get the best-baby-pink-of-all-time, Bubble Bath! You can get it on Amazon.

Or…..do a “gelly sandwich”, ie. base coat/cure/top coat/cure, regular polish/wait for (very) thorough drying (overnight) and then another top coat and viola!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@highschoolhoneys:  I have the Red Carpet Manicure kit and LOVE it.  The colours are exchangeable with Gelish colours too, so there’s more choice.  Plus LED light = less UV damage on your hands.  I bought mine at Ulta (US) or Rexall (Cdn).  Sally’s beauty supply also carries it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Laurenskii:  I have what I think is probably the same color as you and in order to get it to look like what you have in the bottle you have to apply like 8 coats!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Backyard

Pink Chiffon by Sensationail is a nice light pink shade, definitely need two coats but is definitely pink and not clear. 🙂

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@redroses76:  +1 

I have pink chiffon on right now and its perfect! I put on a lot of coats because it’s a little thin. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Laurenskii:  look up mally beauty on qvc or ebay even! She has a few gorgeous light nude, pink, & cream shades that I own personally and use when I’m DIYing my nails:)

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