If you have been following me on social media for awhile, you know I love having a pretty manicure but I hate going to appointments. So I was thrilled at the chance to partner with London Drugs Beauty (@LDBeauty_) to try out the Red Carpet Manicure gel system which can be done in the very comfort of my home and without having to worry about scheduling another appointment into my life.
This at home system is seriously fool proof even if it seems daunting based on the amount of products included. When you purchase the kit, you receive all of the products plus a complimentary color that you will need to do your manicure at home. It even includes an LED curing light, rather than having to purchase that separately.
Step one is the preparation step in which you will use the purify pre & post application cleanser, the prep max adhesion nail primer as well as structure base coat nail gel.
Step two is the color application. There are so many colors to choose from, but I of course couldn’t veer far from my love of blush. I used “084 timeless beauty” on three of my nails and on my thumb and ring finger I used “069 mink coat” which is a blush/gold shimmer and sparkle combination. Be sure not to touch your skin with the LED nail gel polish because this can cause lifting when your manicure has cured.
You will then use the brilliance top coat nail gel after your polish color has cured.
In the spirit of being festive, I used some loose chunky glitter to create a super sparkly and festive accent nail. Do this before you cure your polish to set the glitter. It’s such a fun addition to a basic manicure.
The best part? If you make a mistake and you haven’t cured your polish yet, a cotton pad soaked in erase gel nail polish remover will take it right off and you can start over on that nail!
I obviously do not claim to be a nail art expert, however I think it is going to be so fun playing around with this gel nail kit, trying different color combinations, styles and designs.
Variations for holiday manicures could be using multiple colors, adding in glitter or striping tape, jewels and rhinestones or just having a classic red manicure. Nothing says ho ho ho quite like a cherry red mani.
You can check out the entire Red Carpet Manicure system online to see all of the features, colors and pricing and to become one of the #RCMbabes.
This post was sponsored by London Drugs however this experience and opinions are my own.