I’ve recently started to love painting my nails, and I tend to change the colour about once a week, they’re my new fave accessory! However whilst I do love to do my nails, I am lazy and like it to be as quick and fuss free as possible. I love getting gel nails done (read about my post at Match Nails in Brighton here), however they’re expensive to get done regularly, so i’m always on the look out for home alternatives! The eyeCANDY Gel Wrap System* (RRP £10.99 from Tesco and Amazon) is an innovative three-step system that offers all the resilient benefits of a salon gel manicure, without the high costs and the need for a UV lamp. The formula is said to last up to 14 days and I have fallen in love with both the base and top coats. I really like how they feature a cap that screws off, and the brushes are so easy and lovely to use. Simply apply the base coat, add any nail polish of your choice and finish up with the top coat, and you’re good to go, with salon style gel nails! Whilst the finish is akin to a gel mani, the polishes don’t dry as quickly as a gel would, but still very quickly, and the finish is just so glossy, I love it! I’ve had my current nails as they are for 8 days and the smallest chip has appeared, whilst they haven’t lasted 14 days, 8 days is pretty perfect, I am very impressed!
Do you like using gel system type top and base coats, what are you favourite manicure essentials?