I do not have nice nails and I am not a nail blogger. There, I said it. I really want nice nails so I'm constantly trying, but for the most part my nails are a guaranteed fail at least 40% of the time. But that doesn't mean I don't actually want nice nails. I really do. They are just weak and peel, which makes the cuticles go wonky. Then I'm too embarrassed to go to the salon to try to get them on the right path, because I have to explain why they are so crudtastic. And despite the fact that the nail technicians often don't speak my language, they still manage to admonish me for having raggedy cuticles. It's a vicious cycle.
#1. My number one game changer in the world of nails for 2011 is the Knockout Nails At Home Professional UV Hardening System. I've only been using it for a week or so, but I am really impressed. It's a little different than doing an at-home shellac polish. This system puts a clear coat on your nails that is similar to a shellac finish--except you can polish over the clear coat, time and time again. The color itself is changeable, while the clear base stays hard and strong. Here is a dummies' guide to how it works:
- Apply Cleaner.
- Apply Bonder.
- Apply Hardener.
- Use UV Light.
- Apply Knock Out Nails top coat.
- Use UV light.