We had the privilege of trying Sally Hansen’s Salon Insta-Gel Strips back in January. We were always a little hesitant when it comes to gel, as we mentioned before. The wait time, all the rumours about nail damage & it just seemed like a hassle. We were actually quite shocked to realize just how wrong we were & why everyone is on the gel mani train!

Changing up the game, Sally Hansen introduced their Insta-Gel Strips – a nail wrap combined with an at-home gel manicure set. Now this, we LOVE. We are huge fans of the nail wrap, our only issue is we get some tip wear from typing all day. We were hoping the gel top coat would help cure the strip to stay adhered to the nail & it did.

The process was also way easier than we expected. 5 easy steps & you can achieve an at-home gel manicure with some fun nail art patterns. There are so many fun strips to chose from. Mix & match with lace, leopard, polka dot & more!Screen Shot 2013-06-07 at 10.20.22 PM

1. With most nail strips, begin with a nice clean base nail. They provide a cleaning pad to make sure there are no excess oils or residue left on the nail. Don’t forget to push back your cuticles!

2. Size the strip that fits your nail & apply to nail, steering clear of the cuticle. Repeat for all 10 nails. We find warmer hands work better to make the strip a little more malleable.

3. File the excess strip from the nail in a downward motion, being careful not to pull the strip back.

4. Apply a thin layer of the gel top coat, too thick and it will never become fully dry. Cure nails for 30secs with mini LED lamp & move onto the next nail. The mini lamp is not bulky at all, like we have seen with some others. It stores away perfectly.

5. Once you have finished all 10 nails, clean the surface once again with the cleaner pads provided – removing any left over gel that might not have been cured.

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If you’re a fan of fan art but also like the long wear of gel polish, we urge you to check this out! Fun pattern nails for 10 days without the spending hours perfecting the design. No wonder it won Allure’s Breatk-Through Award!


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