For the longest time my fingernails would grow, reach a certain length and then either start peeling or breaking off. I was debating on getting acrylic tips or an acrylic overlay however my concern with this was that I don’t really care for the drill that a lot of places use since my nails are already brittle. I then decided to post a status update on Facebook asking what to do. One of my friends told me about the gel polish manicure system by Red Carpet. I did a little research which included watching several YouTube videos about the system. I decided to give it a whirl. The Red Carpet is a little pricey but all of the at home gel manicure systems are within the same range. I purchased mine at Target, which was the same price as Ulta.
Here’s my review: I LOVE it! It’s easy, fast and no drying time what so ever 🙂 The Red Carpet gel manicure set includes a LED light, erase solution, purify solution, prep, structure, brilliance, revitalize formula and a nail color (mine had red). The step by step instructions are very easy to follow. The most important thing to remember is when applying each nail formula, apply a VERY THIN layer. The first time I did this my color lasted for about a week and the entire gel sheet started to peel from my nail. After looking into this I discovered that I applied too much of the structure layer which caused it to start to lift and curl around the edges. The second time I did the process, I wiped almost the entire amount of the structure formula off of the polish brush prior to application. This worked MUCH BETTER! I also believe the color itself applied better because of this.
If you are looking for a great at home nail system I would definitely recommend to make the investment. In the end it will save your nails and your wallet.