How To Get The Best Gel Manicure At Home Without A Lamp!
There is a different type of confidence that comes from having your nails done. I recently heard that strangers and people you know look at your hands all day long, so this may explain why having a manicure takes our confidence level from zero to hero. I’m always on the search for inexpensive but great ways to do my nails which is how I discovered how to get the best gel manicure at home without using a lamp!
There are so many products on the market for nails these days that it can get really overwhelming. And let’s be honest! Not all “at home gel manicures” are created equal. I can say with confidence that I have done the hard work so you don’t have to! I would be surprised to hear of an at home gel manicure that I have not tried.
SOOOOO, let’s get into the ones that are actually worth your hard-earned money!
Gel Manicures I Love
Not too long ago, I found Dashing Diva, which is EASILY my favorite gel manicure without using polish. They sell literally the best nail stickers and stick-on nails on the market. I am specifically obsessed with the gloss stickers.
But that is NOT what we’re talking about today! If you’d like more information on them, check out this post here.
Today, we are going to be talking about OPI Infinite Shine.
How OPI Infinite Shine Works
If you are okay with using a real polish, this is the best of the best as far as simplicity and looks go!
All you need is these three steps to create a gorgeous at home gel manicure that is guaranteed to last up to 11 days (although mine usually lasts a full two weeks!). For even more bonus points, this three-step process is formulated to avoid the salon soak-off removal style!
Gel Manicure Step #1: Infinite Shine Primer
Of course, we have to start with proper nail prep. Start by making sure your hands and nails are clean, freshly washed, and free of oils.
Also ensure your nails are cut, filed, and shaped prior to using any nail polish. Don’t forget to wash away the particles after filing!
Once the prep is complete, we’re ready for the OPI Infinite Shine Base Coat and Primer! It is ~crucial~ to the gel manicure process that this is the primer you use. It is formulated specifically to work with the polish and topcoat we’ll discuss later on!
Simply apply one coat of the base coat/primer on all your nails and let dry before moving on to the polish.
Gel Manicure Step #2: Infinite Shine Polish
Next, apply two coats of your chosen polish the way you would apply regular polish- no LED lamp needed!
If you like a pop of color on your nails, don’t worry! They have plenty of those too.
Gel Manicure Step #3: Infinite Shine Gloss
Finish your perfect manicure up with the OPI Infinite Shine Gloss (Amazon only sells it in combination with the primer).
Apply one coat over your polish, let it dry, and you’re all set!
Leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite shade is!