Are your nails poppin’?!

I am one of those girls who enjoys to get their nails done. I feel that my hands look better with polish. Some girls, on the other hand, look great with a more natural look. I am not one of those girls. I am, however, obsessed with gel polish.

Gel polish is basically regular polish but the 4.0 version. It is better than your standard nail polish because:

  • It dries instantly.
  • Last up to 3 weeks.

These points are the main reason why I use to not like to get my nails done. With regular polish, I would spend so much time waiting on my nails to dry; don’t get me started on accidently bumping your nails while they are trying to dry. Plus, after all that caution, my nails would have the nerve to start chipping in less than a week. That is a complete waist of my time and money.

So, when I started to get gel nails, it just made sense. So what is the process of getting gel nails?

  • First you get a normal manicure.
  • You wash your hands.
  • Then, a special primer or base is applied.
  • The first layer of UV nail gel is then applied. After that you place your fingers under the UV light.
  • You then repeat this process with a second layer and special top coat.
  • Your polish is instantly dried.


I enjoy getting gel nails as it is an optimal choice for me. I’m not wasting my money getting regular polish for only 4 days; And it’s not as dramatic as getting a full on acrylic set. Gel nails are a simple way to dress up your regular nails – with long last results. My favorite design  options are the mood changing colors and the chrome designs.

There is, however, a down side of getting gel nails.

  • There have been reports that gel nails can lead to cancer. The UV light from lamps used to set the gel manicures have the same kind of damaging effects as a sunbed.
  • The treatment can cause the nail to thin as you need to buff the polish off when you take the polish off.
  • It’s going to be a lot tougher to remove the gel. You will need to soak your nails in pure acetone, which is very drying to the fingers or file them off.
  • It can potentially lead to infections.
  • Some specialists claim that it takes the nails about 6 weeks to recover from a gel treatment.

With all of that being said, I still do over all enjoy gel nail polish. I do recommend giving your nails a break every now and then.

Give me some feedback. Do you use gel polish? Love or hate?


Stay poppin’,

Ms. Aja Gibbs

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