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The emotional stages of removing gel nail polish
The 3D shape, high-shine finish and longevity are just a few of the reasons we love getting gel manicures. But there’s no denying that when it comes to removing it, well, it can be a bit of a journey. Some of us are smart enough to learn from the first experience, but the rest of us seem to forget the pain and frustration, and go through the same stages of emotion. Every.single.time.
You’ve had so many good times with your flawless mani, you’re just not ready to acknowledge that it’s beginning to grow out.
You become resentful towards your nails for growing so fast and angry at their half-polished, half-bare appearance. So you begin to pick off the polish as punishment.
You’ve now realised the damage you’re causing your nails and start bargaining with the beauty gods to just let the polish fall off. You promise you’ll apply a strengthening treatment after.
“MY NAILS, MY POOR NAILS! How will I ever leave the house again?”
Your realise that you were wrong to start picking and finally take the time to remove what’s left the proper way. Funny how all this could have been avoided if you’d only done it from the beginning…
If you love getting gel manis, keep these products on hand for easy removal and care:
- SensatioNail ® Gel Polish Removal Tool
- OPALLAC 2-in-1 Shine & Soak
- GlazeMe™ Foil Removal Wrap Pack
- CND™ RescueRXX™
- Revitanail Hand & Nail Cream
Have you ever had a gel manicure? What’s your best nail care tip?