This Polish Made My Nails Look Good For Weeks While I Socially Distanced — Yes, Weeks
Gel manicures: expensive, time consuming, and yet for me, totally necessary. My mother once told me that you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their fingernails, and I would agree. Having chipped or dirty nails makes me feel a complete mess, even if no one else can see them (read: during social distancing). So in a time where nail salons are closed and my usual beauty rituals have been halted to a stop (hello, extra dark roots), doing at-home beauty treatments are more of a necessity than a choice at this point.
Two weeks into social distancing, I felt an utter mess, and I couldn't help but notice that my nails reflected that. I rely so much on nail salons, hair appointments, waxing procedures, and the rest that I didn't know how to properly keep up with my beauty routine without them. My first step in sufficient self-care was to manage my nails, because once those looked better, I hoped the rest would fall into place.
I rummaged around my nail polish selection and came across a bottle of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish in Red Eye. I thought it was interesting that a paint polish could deliver gel-like results, so I decided to give it a try. Here's how it went.