Manicures At Home

So life is a bit crazy right now, I’m working 3 jobs as I seek out full-time employment.  I work, at minimum 13 hours a day including weekends.  The last thing I want to worry about is whether or not my nails are looking presentable.  Budgets and time-constraints prevent me from making it into the salon to keep my manicure in check, and most days my nails look less than polished.  Enter Couture Gel Nails.  Now I’ve done the gel nails at the salon, I like it because it it provides a hard topcoat that allows my nails to achieve a nice length.  Without it my nails will grow to a certain point and then simply begin to break before I can really have any fun with them.   I wanted to try the Couture Gel Nails to see how comparable this product was to an in salon manicure, which will run you at least $30 a pop.

Couture Nails offers a $129 Kit.  This includes 3 bottles of polish, a base and top coat, manicure tool set, and the UV Espree Salon Lamp (essential for curing the polish).  4 manicures and it’s paid for itself


My kit arrived within a week of ordering it which is impressive since I’m located on the opposite coast as the company.


I wanted my lady friends to join me in this, so I had them all over for a sunday afternoon of mimosas.  We are all very impressed with the product.

Tip number #1- FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.  There are a few steps to this process, make sure you follow all of them, otherwise the manicure will not last as long as it could.  Also, if for any reason you end up with a bulb that does not work, be aware that it will affect the longevity of the manicure as well.  We had one bulb that was burnt out and our manicures were chipping by the end of the week.  A replacement bulb came within 2 days of informing Couture of the issue (they are so speedy over there).


It’s been almost 3 weeks since the first manicure, there were a few mishaps and repair jobs that were necessary but the great thing about this system is its a quick fix.  If you are repairing a single nail it will only take you 10 minutes ( a full manicure for both hands about 20 minutes), and your nail/s are completely dry, ready for the rest of the day.

I did a second manicure a few days ago, with all 4 UV bulbs in working order.  This round feels stronger and more permanent.  I get bored with my nail color quickly so I’m going to try and hold out as long as I can for the full life of the polish

bit of a TMNT vibe



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