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Latest obsession: DIY $6 Gel Manicure (How to use ImPress Nails)

Latest obsession: DIY $6 Gel Manicure (How to use ImPress Nails)

A beauty blogger, I am not….but I have to tell you how much I love this product. I heard about it from Mallory over at ClassyClutter. She showed on her instastory a few weeks back these nails that you press on, and they stay on, do not get marked up, look amazing for a week…and then you take them off. I was intrigued mainly because I am that person who gets a gel manicure, and then HATES to go back and get it taken off—so I try to do it myself, with the foil and the acetone, and waiting—and I end up crying and cursing all the things after about an hour or trying to take off the gel nail polish. Can. Not. Stand the gel. So, I wanted to try these Impress Nails, they are cheap, come in a ton of colors, no harsh gel light thing, no harmful chemicals and are SOOOOOOO easy to put on and take off. Since I project a lot, and my nails are constantly getting beaten up, I thought it was at least worth a try. I shared this on instagram a few weeks back—yall were intrigued too. I will say, that I didn’t find much info online about the best way to take them off. So I did put a little video together so that you can see how easy it is:) You can find these at most drug stores and Target etc….I have found the most color selection at CVS (in stores they are about $6)

$6 gel manicure Impress Nails

Here is a link:

A few tips for putting them on:

  • clip nails to be a bit short
  • follow the directions and wash hands, and use the cleanser pad prior to placing nails
  • lay out on a piece of paper what nail goes on what finger
  • use the little cuticle tool to push cuticle back, you want to “tuck”the impress nail under that cuticle as much as possible
  • do the thumb nails last
  • press and hold for about 10 seconds

DIY $6 manicure Impress Nails @cleverlyinspired

A few tips for removing the nails

  • Plan on keeping the nails on for about a week
  • Take a q tip and dip in acetone, dot the acetone all around the nail bed
  • pour some acetone in a small dish and dip nails in
  • let acetone go to work for about 3 minutes
  • take a nail file and pry up one side of the impress nail and peel off
  • use a cotton ball with acetone to remove any residue

Watch this little video I made to see how easy!!!!

PSA: I do not get one penny from the Impress Nails folks, I just really love this product. My nails are healthy and strong, I love the colors, I love that I don’t have to wait for my nails to dry, I love that I can do it myself and it takes like 10 minutes….I just love and I wanted you to know about it too:)

Also, wanted you to know that I am running a “spend $60 get 15% off sale” in my etsy shop Buy now for Christmas!!!!

And, my peanut has started a blog sharing all about her first semester in college. I would love for you to follow! Here is her link EmilySClaire Follow her on insta too:)

Have a great weekend doing your nails:)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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