I was able to take some time this weekend to pamper myself because of the three day weekend. On Saturday night, I put on a face mask while I was doing my Firecracker questions and I did my nails while watching some Sketchy Pharm. I decided to do something different with my nails; I used these Kiss glue-on fake nails to give my nails the appearance of acrylics.
Being a busy med student, I don’t usually have time to go out to the salon to get my nails done (nor do I have the money – a full-set can cost up to $40). I like the appearance of long nails, but I didn’t want to commit to having it for longer than a week or so. My med school curriculum has physical exam sessions where we work with standardized patients, and I didn’t want to have long nail while doing these sessions (for hygiene and for comfort reasons; image trying to percuss a lung with these bad boys on!). I did some research and found these glue-on fake nails. I leave them on for about a week and sometimes they fall off earlier
I topped the fake nails with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish. I love this nail polish brand; it has lasts for up to 10 days without chipping and stays glossy and smooth for a long time. My ultimate nail polish trick is the Seche Vite fast dry top coat. After using the Miracle Gel top coat, I put on a thin layer of the Seche Vite top coat and my nails are dry within seconds. I’m super impatient after painting my nails and mess them up right after I finish them, but this Seche Vite has saved me a lot of stress from having to redo them.