We all get the upside to GEL Nails, but is there a downside?
O.k., so GEL mani's don’t chip – got it. That said….your Nails don’t stop growing either, so in about 10 days you will start to see a separation exposing the new nail growth between your cuticle and your GEL Color. It’s kinda like when you color your Hair, and the “roots” start to show.
You now have 2 choices….it’s either back to the salon (cha-ching)….or you can remove it yourself, which is not an easy task, and it’s time consuming. You’ll need to soak your nails in pure acetone, and afterwards….you’ll probably need to be doing a lot of buffing and filing. Depending on your nail type…GEL manicures can be harmful to your nails and can actually damage and weaken them due to all the soaking, buffing, and filing.
If you love to change your nail color frequently – then a GEL manicure isn’t the necessarily the answer……..you might want to stick with regular nail color formulas that are easy to apply and remove.