You know what the only thing better than watching the rep-carpet arrivals for the Golden Globes is? Getting a fabulous gel manicure at the Style Coalition Lounge, courtesy of Sally Hansen, while simultaneously taking in all of the fashion and the glamour on the red carpet! Are gel manicures the secret to the impeccable nails the starlets always seem to have? It MUST be! I can’t imagine them taking the time to get their nails done every week.
I was recently introduced to the amazing, innovative new at-home gel manicure system from the brand that brings the high quality, professional salon results into your home for a fraction of the price with several easy steps with the Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kit. Watching the manicurist apply the strips on myself and fellow Style Coalition online publishers while we sipped on signature cocktails and nibbled on delectable treats was a divine way to experience my first-ever gel strip manicure (see here and below for a behind-the-scenes video of the night).
I initially wrote about it in December as a great gift-giving option for the holidays, but now that the season has passed, I think it is fair game to gift yourself one of these great, portable kits. In a nutshell, you’ll get INCREDIBLE shine, long-lasting, chip resistant perfect nails (up to two weeks!) and virtually no dry time. You’ll first use the nail cleanser pad and buffer to wipe off any dirt and oil, then buff your nails gently and wipe again with cleanser pad. Then apply the strips making sure that they go right to the edge of your nail bed. Apply a gel top coat, and quickly cure under the Mini LED lamp (which automatically turns off after 30 seconds). Finally, swipe with cleansing pad for that perfect gel shine. The durable strips are also infused with Vitamin E to treat your nails.
[Image Courtesy of Style Coalition — Sally Hansen Insta-Gel Strips Starter Kits available in Shell We Dance, Red My Lips, and Wine Not]
Simulate a fast and easy gel mani at home with these kit-included essentials:
-16 gel polish strips (8 size choices for the perfect fit)
– Quick-cure gel top coat
-Mini LED Light
– Application Accessories: Cuticle stick, buffer and alcohol cleanser pads
Intimidated by all of this professional, long-lasting nail chat? Don’t be! I SWEAR it’s easy and foolproof. Make sure you follow each step. I think the best reference to learn how to apply and remove is via Sally Hansen’s how-to videos. Check out the Insta-Gel Strips application and Insta-Gel Strips removal videos for a clear visual guide and step-by-step of the process. Once you’ve bought your starter kit, you can continually create a new nail look with the individually sold 24 fun color and pattern options, and try your luck with the Show & Gel App on Facebook along with the hashtag #SHOWANDGEL on Instagram or Twitter in order to win some Instal-Gel Strip hues (see Facebook site for deets)!
Which Sally Hansen Salon Insta-Gel Strips are your favorite: solids or patterns?
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