{Quick Fix} Grown Out Gel Nails

Posted on August 8, 2012

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I posted this photo on Instagram and people seemed to really like the idea, so I thought I’d just do a really quick post on it. :) If you’re on Pinterest, I’d pin this for later. Just sayin… ;)

I’ve had my 2nd set of gel nails for about 2 weeks now and needless to say, they’ve grown out. I wasn’t ready to remove the gel nails quite yet, so I gave them a second life with my favorite glitter nail polish! While I used this trick for gel nails… you can use this technique to quickly change the look of your nails (or toes) even when you’re wearing regular nail polish… although I can never get my regular polishes to wear long enough for my nails to grow that much! Just a thought. :)

How to: All I did was put some glitter polish at the base of my nails near the cuticles and finished with a top coat of Seche Vite to smooth everything out. You can do a gradient like I did, or cover the entire nail with the glitter.

With this little trick, you can justify spending the $$ for getting gel nails done at a salon… or even justify buying a kit to give yourself gel nails at home! Seriously such a quick and easy fix, and the best part is that you get another whole new look out of it.

Tip: You have to use a really dense glitter polish. I tried two Sally Hansen polishes and you can see that Gem Crush Big Money (pictured on right below) is clearly the winner.

I’m so excited that I can extend the wear of my gel nails another week or so with a brand new look! Thank you for reading and I hope you’re having a fabulous week!~

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