5 Minute Gel Manis and Pedis at Home

Don’t you just love fresh manicures and pedicures?  I think most of us ladies get our nails done before we go on vacation.  We know that we’ll be wearing our sandals and flip-flops by the pool or on the beach and we just like to have fresh shiny nails.  Whenever I travel I like to have gel manicures because the polish never chips off and they last forever.  Thanks to Sally Beauty I can now do my own gel nails at home.

gel pedicure
Since I can do my own gel manicures at home and on the go, I brought my new Gel Polish Complete Starter Kit with me on my family vacation to the lake house.  It’s nice and compact for travel and has everything needed for a beautiful manicure or pedicure.

ASP soak off gel nail kit

The ASP Soak Off Gel Polish Complete Starter Kit contains:

  • top coat
  • base coat
  • bonder
  • Passionate Pink Gel Polish color
  • 1 oz. 2-n-1 Dehydrator and Cleansing Wipe
  • 1 oz. Conditioning Soak Off Solution
  • ASP Mini LED Curing Lamp

It takes less than 5 minutes for a complete gel manicure or pedicure.  I followed the instructions in the box and the results were nothing short of amazing.

gel manicure step 1

1.  Apply the dehydrator and cleansing solution to clean nails

bonder for gel pedicure

2. Apply bonder so that the polish adheres to your natural nails (this step is optional)

LED light

3. Put nails under the mini LED curing lamp for 30 seconds after each coat starting at this step

gel polish kit

4 – 6. Apply 2 coats of gel polish followed by a single layer of top coat. Cure with the LED light for 30 seconds for each layer.

remove sticky layer

7. Wipe the nails with the dehydrator and cleansing solution to remove the sticky layer that forms.

gel pedicure

My poolside pedicure is ready to go!

I honestly can’t get over how quick and easy it is to do my own gel manicures and pedicures at home.  I love that I don’t need an appointment to get gorgeous shiny nails that look great for at least 2 weeks without chipping.  When I’m ready I’ll soak the polish off with the conditioning soak off solution.  You can find this amazing gel manicure set in stores and online at Sally Beauty.  I’m planning to buy an assortment of colors to add to this set so that I’ll be ready for any and all moods!

I recommend that you follow Sally Beauty on Instagram and other social media to learn more about their products.  I find that they always have great tutorials and style inspirations for hair, nails and cosmetics.

Tell me some of your favorite products at Sally Beauty to complement your summer looks.

Thank you Sally Beauty for providing these products!  All opinions are mine and aren’t influenced by anyone else.

 

34 Comments

  1. July 29, 2016 / 7:59 am

    This is a great tutorial! I’ve actually never done gel on my toes – I should try it!

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      July 29, 2016 / 3:46 pm

      It’s great because it lasts forever! Stacie xo

  2. July 29, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    This looks so quick & easy! Thank you for sharing!

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 1, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      I haven’t removed it yet, so I’ll let you know… I hope it’s not too bad. I just have to have patience. Stacie xo
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  3. July 29, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Gel on your toes is perfect for beachy manis! My toe polish always chips so quickly due to sand and water so this is the perfect solution!

  4. July 29, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    Impressive and it looks like something even I could do in spite of having two left hands.

  5. July 29, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Love that color on you! I almost picked up a couple of gels too!

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 1, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      I think you’d really like it! You can also buy the led light on it’s own if you have gel polish already. Stacie xo
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  6. July 30, 2016 / 8:30 am

    That is so convenient! I love that you don’t have to wait forever to get the polish to dry.

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 1, 2016 / 6:05 pm

      Same here! I love that I can go do things without worrying about ruining my polish. It’s instantly dry! Stacie xo
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  7. Kathryne
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    July 30, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I should try gel one of these days!

  8. July 31, 2016 / 3:48 am

    Gel polish is the best for toes- it lasts sooo long! That’s a great shade too.

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 1, 2016 / 6:03 pm

      Yes, I thought the shade was pretty for them to include in the kit too. Now I need to decide what else to buy… Stacie xo
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  9. Lada
    July 31, 2016 / 5:02 am

    In case you wanted to cut down on time even more, try to search for one-step gel polishes. I’m not sure what’s on the market in the US but I’m sure there are plenty of options over there. 🙂 The one I occassionally use is EBD’s q-lac. It is one step, which means you only need to apply the color polish, and it doesn’t have that tacky residue once it’s cured.

  10. NORAH
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    July 31, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I love gel manis especially! Sally really does offer great stuff.

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 1, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      They’re definitely worth the aggravation to remove the polish later on down the road. Enjoy your vacation! Stacie xo
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  11. August 1, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I wish I’d done a gel mani before I went on vacation. The vacation mani I did myself lasted all of two days. You make this look so easy, I’ll have to give it a shot myself!

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 1, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      This pedicure is still going strong for me. It doesn’t come off until I take it off. Let me know if you try a gel manicure sometime. Stacie xo
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  12. Fairytalesnails
    August 3, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Fabulous post I will have to give gel polish a go soon 🙂 x

    • Stacie
      Stacie
      Author
      August 3, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      My toes still look gorgeous thanks to this gel pedicure. I think you’d be impressed. Stacie xo
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  13. August 4, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    So cool! I’ve never done gel before because i live to change my polish everyday, yeah I know I’m weird

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