Gel nails: where? how? gimme!

b7f2b104785df7dd98c0b874601c3b40Being the avid traveller that I like to pose myself as, there is nothing more annoying than arriving day one on holiday and chipping a nail. With no way to fix it (as I’m always completely unprepared, even for this reoccurring event) my nails end up looking trashy and unkempt for the stint of my trip. Hence over the summer months I have completely stopped polishing my digits. That, and the fact the man has a mare over chipped nails.

Unfortunately regular trips to the nail bar for gels are not in my budget so I’m looking for an alternative; DIY. I’ve seen a huge surge recently on people taking the next step, from a DIY polish (guaranteed to chip), to a DIY GEL POLISH. I’m more than keen to give this a go, the results, finish and lasting wear are top notch. 5677bbbbea947507c2bb9078c7cb57d8

My problem is that I am yet to find the main ingredient: a gel coat. This applied alternate to your polish (or varnish as they call it in Britain) layer will give the perfect, lasting gel finish. Has anyone spotted it? I’ve looked online and in stores but can only see Gelous, or a similar alternative, being sold in the US. Has anybody bought this product or something similar in Britain? Please tell me where! My nails and fashion stats are depending on it.

Gel nails: where? how? gimme!