I’ve been doing my own gel nails for a few years, then gradually became more and more irritated with the process. It’s not like I was bored with doing my own nails, quite the opposite. I love doing my own gel nails because they make my nails super strong, super shiny, and I have the freedom to use all kinds of colors and stones.
The part that I absolutely HATE is when it’s time to take them off. I don’t do fill ins since I don’t use acrylic, just soak off gel. I have a cheap $20 drill that only comes with the little brown bands and it’s simply too weak and doesn’t really speed up the removal process. I tried using the appropriate nail files (150, 180 grit) and doing it that way, but that also takes forever. Getting the gel down to the base in some spots on all fingers takes around 1.5 hours, using acetone in a foil wrap then extends it to another hour or so. Basically I had to sacrifice entire evenings/nights after work or take up the time on the weekend. Not to mention after re-wrapping and waiting, once I finally got all the gel off my nails would feel suuuuper brittle and sensitive.
I have a bunch of tools, awesome gel colors, a fancy light, and I couldn’t let the off process deter me from doing my nails… So I decided to take the plunge and bought a real nail drill. I purchased a Petitor L! This is probably the most affordable capable nail drill. It comes with a few different bits including a gold bit which is great for getting a lot of gel off fast.
The speed is adjustable and so is the direction of the bit, which is super helpful.
Here are the specs:
Colors: Black, Pink, Silver
Weight: 80 grams
Price: 9,670 yen ($90)
I took a little video to show how fast and easy it is to use!
Since doing this video I took off the green gel and it took 1 episode of Gotham (about 45 mins)! That’s a huge improvement from 2+ hours… When they were off, my nails didn’t have that terrible brittle feel. I’m not quite there yet, but it’s possible to take off all the gel, including base gel, without having to use acetone.
That’s about it, so I’ll just leave some of my favorite gel nail instagrams here
Summer is almost here, but spring is where it’s at! I’ve been busy with life, work, rolling around my room, paying taxes, and now playing Dark Souls 3. Sometimes I don’t know exactly what to post on this blog, but today I think this is quite appropriate. The park I’ll be referring to is Utsubo park located in Honmachi, a business district in Osaka.
I’ve been eating lunch outside lately since it’s been getting warmer and warmer. Utsubo Park in Honmachi Osaka seems to have rose events every year around this time. Walking into this park is simply breathtaking for me as I’ve never really seen so many different types of roses in one place before.
but reading it like this just looks weird! The s is necessary, you guys.
My attitude and energy shoots up through the roof when in this park! I just wish the roses could stay forever. Even when they are gone, the park is just so pristine and relaxing, it’s a nice getaway from the office. Gotta get out and about before the summer heat ruins everything.
I also changed my hair! I pretty much only where protective styles these days because my hair is still too short for my liking. I usually wear wigs or braid up my hair like in the picture below. Hopefully I can start doing something with my natural hair. It has gotten pretty long, but you wouldn’t be able to tell because of the shrinkage!
Yeah, that’s all. The next blog post should be before the end of this month, haha. I already have the pictures ready for it. Gotta keep updating, gotta keep updating… But Dark Souls 3 is too good. I squeezed Dark Souls into this post 3 times, admittedly the last two instances were lazy.
I can’t believe I haven’t blogged yet this year! Oops!
Finally, a pair of Max Pure Browns to call my own (These were purchased last year…) It took a while before actually buying them since there was always more exciting alternatives. Unfortunately, my camera isn’t the best, but you can still see how the color actually shows up.
Scroll down for a few specs and my video review! Here goes ↓↓↓
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These lenses are 14.5mm and will give the effect of bigger, more doll like eyes. These lenses are big, but won’t look alien like when not wearing makeup.
The brown color can be seen indoors and with most lighting. The color itself isn’t very bright, but it’s definitely there. Depending on your eye color, you’ll have different results. The design is great since they don’t look too pixelated/fake IRL. The medium brown color is just enough to make a difference.
I’ve worn these lenses in the past and didn’t have any issues. Though I experienced no irritation, I still always feel these lenses. I’ve had other lenses feel like I’m not wearing them at all… these lenses don’t give me that. My eyes get a little tired after 8 or so hours. I’m satisfied with the comfort, but it might be different for your eyes.
These are a good basic brown lens. Recommended for those who are new to circle lenses. Perfect if you’re just looking for a pair to wear to school or work.
Lens specs ↓↓↓
G&G/Dueba/Barbie – Max Pure Brown
-Water Content: 38%
-Base Curve: 8.9
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