If you treat yourself to a regular salon manicure, chances are your gels are well on their way to growing out by now. But before you go picking (and causing damage in the process), you should know that one brand has come up with a clever solution that delivers everything you need to remove a gel manicure at home. What’s more, it’ll only cost you £3 a go.
Peacchi’s Removal & Nail Nutrition Kit will deliver all of the equipment required directly to your door, from acetone and removal clips to cuticle oil to bring your natural nails back to their strong and healthy best. If you’re new to at-home nail removal, there’s also step-by-step tutorials on the brand’s social media to help you through every step of the process.
The nine-piece edit is a new launch that’s designed to rescue nails across the country that are in need of a little extra TLC in light of the ongoing nail bar closures during the coronavirus outbreak.
Daisy Kalnina, founder of Peacci explains of the idea: ‘It’s incredibly important to remove overgrown gel manicures properly. Overgrown gel can be irritating, and can sometimes chip or lift away from the nail – allowing dirt or bacteria to get underneath. It also obviously doesn’t look very nice!
‘Many people might be tempted to start picking or peeling their manicures once they begin to grow out, but this can cause serious nail trauma and damage to the natural nail.’
‘The best thing to do is remove your manicure using high quality products, whilst following expert instructions. After you’ve done this you can either embrace your natural nail, or paint in a high-quality regular polish that is kind to the nail, like Peacci!’
The kit costs £30, but contains enough product for up to 10 soak-offs, meaning it’s an investment that may even last you until self-isolation (hopefully) comes to an end.
Experts say that the best thing you can do to keep your nails cut short and squeaky clean at this time, and it’s absolutely more important to be aware of nail hygiene than ever.
However, if you really want to keep your gels but cover up any gaps that are emerging, you could also consider the clever – and rather glitzy – hack that’s been circulating on Instagram.
To disguise your regrowth, you can use any sparkly nail polishes you’ve got in your stash an give yourself a graduated glitter effect. Not only will it keep your mani looking good-as-new for even longer, it’ll give you a little lift every time the glam new addition catches your eye.