It's been a while, but I blogged about my love for gel manicures a long time ago. The only problem is that sometimes I can't make it into a salon and gel manis can be pricey. Well, my loves, did you know you can give yourself at-home gel manicures?? You can! Ulta carries a brand called Red Carpet Manicure, which is an at home LED gel system.
I'm certainly not a gel nail or nail art expert, so Red Carpet Manicure nail technician Danielle Candido is giving you bargainistas a step-by-step guide to achieve patriotic gel nails at home.
1. Paint the whole nail with Red Carpet Reddy
2. Before curing the second coat of color, take a striping brush and lay down a stripe of Drop Dead Gorgeous. Do not cure this layer.
3.Clean the brush and lay down a stripe of White Hot either right next to the first stripe or even down the center of the first stripe. Do not cure this layer.
4. Clean the brush.
5. Next, with the thin edge of the flattened striping brush, pull the tip of the brush through all the lines in a pre-determined pattern and cure.
6. Apply a thin coat of Brilliance Top Coat. Cure and wipe with Purify
I have wanted to jump on the at home gel nail train for a while, but didn't really know which products to use. I discovered that Red Carpet Manicure has a starter kit with a portable light for $59.99, which I think is a good price if you think how much money you'll be saving in the long run. I might have to take one of my 20% off Ulta coupons and scoop this bad boy up.
Has anyone bought an at-home gel manicure kit? What brand did you buy and did you like it?
What do you think about patriotic nails? Will you be jumping on that trend this 4th of July?