Ladies we all love to pamper ourselves from time to time so this time I was pampered with a lovely set of Gel Acrylic Nails. Honestly it was the best hour of me time that I have had in a long time, laughing a joking around with the nail tech. Then came the time to pay a grand total of $60! My mouth almost dropped to the floor, I never expected to pay that much to get my nails to look pretty. Then add on the $30 it cost to get them filled after three weeks ( I waited longer than the suggested two weeks) and get one pinky nail completely redone. Costing me a whomping $90 to have beautiful nails for a total of 5 weeks
When they say "Gel last longer" they aren't lying. I gave up on the "fills" after my fifth week, not wanting to pay the normal $20 each time. When I went in to get my gel acrylics removed they wanted yet another twenty dollars for removal, I decided to take a cheaper route at home. I waited an additional week and just filed the gel down each day causing my natural nails to hurt. I continued to cut down the acrylic. After two weeks of this I was completely over trying to remove the gel. I tried everything I could find on pinterest under the nail section. Nothing worked, I soaked my nails in acetone for 20 minutes and filed away, I clipped at the softened gel day after day. Finally I had FREE nails!
Now here's the kicker, no one tells you how awful your nails will look after all of this endurance to remove your acrylic nails. My nails are so brittle and thin that when they do grow back out they instantly break. I take biotin for hair and nail growth but yet my poor nails just can't seem to make it.
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