Although gel nails are long-lasting, gloriously shiny and allow us to not worry about chipped nails for an extended period of time the process does come with some side effects. There is nothing worse then the feeling of getting your gel manicure taken off and your nails feeling so brittle. We’ve all been there don’t worry!


When this happens it’s so important to give your nails a break. Jumping back into your regular nail polish faves just isn’t going to help the situation and you’ll find yourself with flaky nails so the DIY mani probably won’t last that long anyway. Keep a file and buffer handy so you can fix any ridges or splits easily and if you’re still not happy with how things are looking or feeling try applying a serum. The Revitanail Keratin Strengthening Serum really helps strength and hydrate your nails. It is water-based and can also be used on top of your polish as well – win! I also like to use that in conjunction with the Revitanail Nourishing Oil which is incredible for dry nails AND cuticles. The applicator makes it so super easy to brush on and surprisingly oil doesn’t go everywhere.


After you’ve taken a little break from wearing polish it’s important to consider wearing a base coat to maintain the health of your nails. The Sally Hansen Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment is a great one because it works at strengthening your nails whilst being a great base coat. Have a little extra cash? Try any of the Orly nail care and prepare to be blown away!



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    Great post Sarah! Hope you had a wonderful birthday :)
    I’m loving the Sally Hansen 7 in 1 Treatment, it’s really working for my nails! x

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