Hey everyone! I want to officially welcome back the return of Manicure Mondays. I took a little break from consistent manicures while I was on vacation in Korea because I didn't change my nails too much while I was gone. Instead, I tried out an at-home gel nail kit called Sensationail since gel nails last a purported 2 weeks. I knew it would be a solid pick for a long trip, saving nail polish space in my luggage for new colors to pick up while overseas. It was a win-win situation!
The Sensationail starter kit retailing $49.99 (which I can share with you in another blog post if you'd be interested) comes with a clear coat which serves as both top and base coat. I got the gold glitter polish separately since I wanted to do a natural and fuss-free look which wouldn't show nail growth as badly during my trip.
Here I used:
- 1 layer of base/top coat
- gold glitter on top 1/3
- gold glitter on top 1/6 (top half of the previous layer)
- sealed with 1 layer of base/top coat
The process takes curing with a provided LED lamp between each layer, but curing only takes about 30 seconds each time so it took about the same length as a regular manicure. Overall, I was very happy with the final look since it was natural enough to match everything I wore while also holding up very well to dragging heavy luggage everywhere. When nails grew out, I just clipped and filed the ends and the gold glitter still looked pretty at the tips! Definitely recommend this for future travelers!!!
Readers, have you ever tried at-home gel UV or LED kits? What did you think of the experience? Let me know in the comments!