I truly hate them.
I have not had one experience with gel nails that left my nails feeling strong and…healthy. Every single time I’ve removed the gel, my nails are…trash.
Seriously! They’re brittle and they’re weak. It takes weeks and sometimes months for them to regain their strength and I’m left with nails that seem to practically disintegrate when water touches them. It’s a hot mess and for this reason, I am not on the gel nail bandwagon.
Yes, I realize that I’m on this bandwagon by myself. Most of y’all like gels and acrylics, right?
I can see why. They last FOREVER and you can play around with so many different techniques and styles. Designs never last as long on natural nails and depending on what you do with your hands, sometimes polishing your nails can be pointless.
Girl, I get it.
I don’t care. I will always love polishing my nails. It has always been and continues to be therapy for me and I can’t get enough of it.
I recently purchased some polishes from Orly.
I probably have a color like Purple Crush but bright magenta creams always find their ways in my bag. And I’m pretty sure I already own Be Daring but who could say no to a purple like that? Those babies topped off with Zoya’s Leia has me constantly staring at my nails.
I’m forever being asked how I manage to polish my nails so well and the answer is simple…I spent many years polishing them DAILY. Back when motherhood didn’t punch me in the face and self-care practices were as prevalent as sleep, I would polish my nails nightly.
And though I’m not able to do that as much as I used to, it still brings me great joy.
Even if they do end up chipping in a few days.
I will forever love nail polish and how it makes me feel.
Please don’t tell me I’m the only one…someone out there has to be an OG nail polish lover!
FTC Disclosure: The ZOYA nail polishes were provided to me for review.