WARNING: This is not a nutrition/fitness post (if that wasn't blatantly obvious). However, since my days working foodservice jobs are over (yay, Dietitian perks!) I no longer have to go without EVER being able to paint my nails... so I'll admit, I've become a little obsessed with my nails. Just sayin'. 💅
I'm not a huge fan of big long blog posts as you've probably noticed. But, I get this question a lot since I've started growing out my nails out. So I figured - why not make a compilation of all the videos you NEED to see to do exactly what I did :) You can thank me lateeer.
If I can save you all from watching 100 million Youtube videos... then why the heck not?!
Oh, and P.S. - all the links to the products I use will be at the end, so be sure to check those out too :)
Now let's hop into those Youtube videos! Here they are:
How to GROW YOUR NAILS FAST*!!! (actually helpful information) by Simply Nailogical
**If you don't follow/subscribe to Simply Nailogical, do so now! She's hilarious :)
How to FILE and SHAPE your nails like a Boss by Simply Nailogical
How to Paint Your Nails at Home
**Big takeaway from this one, a) How to paint your nails at home (and not totally suck like I used to) and b) the Kiss Gel Top Coat - which I have listed below along with the other products I love.
How to Use Gel Top Coat over Regular Nail Polish
** Gel top coats make doing your nails at home look professional and last up to two weeks without chipping!! I STRONGLY suggest you don't skip this step. Invest in a cheap LED light and you will NOT regret it. I'll leave links to all the products I LOVE and use for all my manicures down below.
How to Remove Gel Nail Polish
Products I LOVE and use for my at home manicures:
Favorite (Gel) top coat (Note: requires an LED light to cure) - https://amzn.to/2Cta1jn
Favorite regular glossy top coat - https://amzn.to/2ufsCe2
Favorite Polish (Longest lasting for me) - https://amzn.to/2HwdvFY
LED Light (super affordable and works great!) - https://amzn.to/2YhFi26
Crystal nail file - https://amzn.to/2Y9Mi0I
Jojoba oil (a MUST for your nails) - https://amzn.to/2ufBm43
**Note: some links are affiliate links. However these are ALL products I love, and I have no affiliation or incentive from the brands themselves :)