Money Saving Mani

Happy Friday everyone!!  For those of you that follow us on our Instagram @twinspired_ you may have seen that I am sharing my gel manicure secret with you.  I do my own gel nails, see below how you can too! There is just something about having your nails done that makes you feel so put together and clean.  If you are like us you probably have a lot of events you want your nails done for– work events, birthday parties, vacations, weddings, bachelorette parties… the list goes on and on. I love getting my nails done as much as any girl but let’s face it, it’s expensive and I can’t get them done as much as I want, so I had to find another way.

I know you are thinking “I don’t have time for that” but how much time do you spend on driving to the salon, getting your nails done, and then driving home?  Let me tell you… more than you will spend on this at home mani! To obtain a gel manicure that looks like I went to a salon I use the Red Carpet Manicure set from Ulta. (Click on link to take you to the page!) The starter kit has everything you need and it only costs $80.  That is less than two manicures and it will last you quite a while.  This kit is highly recommended at 4.5 out of 5 stars and will not disappoint.  The kit does only come with a red gel polish so you will need to purchase your own gel nail polish colors separately.  Each polish costs $9.99 a piece but they last FOREVER. When I do my nails myself it takes about 25 – 30 minutes, if I have my sister or a friend do them for me it only takes about 15-20 minutes. I will mention that the more times you use the kit the better you will get, it takes a little practice and you need to follow the directions carefully.  Make sure to only apply thin layers or your gel will be very thick and it won’t cure under the light correctly.  (Tip- You can also give yourself a gel pedi!)


I can’t tell you how many times I get compliments on my nails and people think I am always going to the nail salon but nope- it’s all me!  I shared a youtube video below so you can see the step by step process.

Now don’t let this take away from letting yourself get pampered, we all deserve that and we love our girls at the salon! Plus they can clean your cuticles and shape your nails for you, something I have a hard time doing myself. But in the meantime, enjoy a fresh mani weekly for a fraction of the cost!! TGIF lovers!





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