There’s really something about always having a fresh manicure. I always feel more put together – polished, if you will – whenever I can look down and see glossy, colorful nails. Really, it does make me feel more confident as I go about my everyday activities. It might be silly, but on the inside, I’m thinking “Oh yes, you know I’m fancy. Have you seen these nails?!” Somehow that makes typing emails, going to the gym, cleaning my apartment, or sitting in traffic way more fabulous.
That said – having to constantly keep up with my manicure is so annoying! I don’t mind painting my nails – I actually prefer painting them myself – but the time it takes is always a drag. I also don’t have the time and/or money to luxuriate at the spa all the time either. I’ve tried traditional UV Gel polish a few times, thinking that having something long wearing would do the trick; but I really find the removal process to be an unnecessary hassle, and despite claims that it is safe for your nails, mine always look awful after.
I am so excited to try Sally Hansen’s new Miracle Gel kit, since it promises two of the things that I look for in an awesome manicure: 1. Long wearing – they claim a whole two weeks, 2. EASY – you can remove it with normal acetone or nail polish remover ( 😀 ).
I went to not one, but two, Targets before deciding to pick up the “Pretty Piggy” kit. I only just applied this last night, so I can’t say anything about its staying power but it was super easy to apply. It’s basically the same drill as a normal polish: one coat, two coats, top coat, and dry. It wasn’t streaky or gloopy at all, and actually dried rather quickly. I’m looking forward to seeing just how long this will last. Hopefully it will be the answer to all of my manicure wishes and dreams!