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The Must-Have Gel Manicure Kit Under $30

“All I want is for my kids to go to bed so I can watch shows with bad words and eat hidden snacks. Sincerely, every parent.” – momgoesmental.com

When was the last time you went to the salon and had your nails done? For me, it was about three years ago when I was a bridesmaid in one of my best friend’s wedding! How many of you can relate?

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I don’t know about you but to be truly honest, I don’t have the time or the extra money in my budget to get my nails done. I have a few different colors that I use religiously at home and spend 10 minutes or so when my little one goes to bed on Sundays and paint my nails.

One of my supervisors at work gets a gel manicure every two weeks, which I have never done before, and I love the way her nails look! A friend of mine told me about a kit that she bought not too long ago to do her own gel manicures so I decided to check it out.

You guys, Sensationail is my new best friend! I’m not kidding, I’m in love.

Okay, so I bought the starter kit which comes with everything you need to do 10 manicures from the UV light, the nail polish color that you choose and a nail buffer. I am someone who loves a pretty pink so I got the color pink chiffon and it is so pretty!

I was a little hesitant at first because there are a lot of steps and a few different products you need to use but it was SO easy! Literally, it seems like a lot but don’t worry, there is nothing to it. It only took me a few minutes longer than regular nail polish to finish the manicure, which is HUGE for me!

I like the look of fake nails and tips so I put a few more layers on then the instructions told me to but that is up to your preference. There are two Sensationail kits to choose from, the pro which has a light that beeps and the regular lamp that isn’t as fancy but works perfectly. The pro is a little bit more expensive and I personally don’t think it is necessary.

There are two things I would suggest if you try out one of the the Sensationail kits: make sure you read the directions thoroughly and seal the end of your nail with the polish. The first time I did the manicure, I didn’t get the polish around the end of my nail and I could see the white which isn’t a good look.

Everything I have read says the manicure stays on for at least two weeks so I am excited to see if my nails do last! I always feel more put together when my nails are done and I am so excited that this kit is an affordable option to the nail salon. Treat yo self and grab one of these kits! I already have two different colors in my cart that I can’t wait to try!

Are you someone who likes doing their own nails or do you go to the nail salon regularly? Have you ever tried an at home gel manicure set? Comment below! XOXO

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