This clever hack will hide your outgrown gel manicure

Laura Capon
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From Cosmopolitan

If, like me, you were one of the people who happened to get a gel manicure before Covid-19 took over our lives, then you might just be regretting that decision.

With no acetone around for safe home removal and nothing for company but my own swirling thoughts of panic. I ended up picking off all my gels and never has the phrase 'do as I say, not as I do' been more appropriate.

At least my savagely dry hands, now have fingernails to match, hey...

Thankfully, as spotted by Allure, one influencer has come up with a frankly genius hack that will hide your outgrown cuticles, without causing any damage.

You don't need an at-home gel removal kit, acetone, or those weird nail clamps to do it either. All you need is a glitter polish, which I'm sure we all have hidden in the back of our cupboards.

Olivia Smalley shared her trick on IGTV which involves applying a coat of glitter polish to the base of your outgrown manicure. Think of it like a reverse glitter ombre.

Not only does it look beaut, but it hides that annoying regrowth until you can get back in the salon to have it professional removed.

While Olivia used Essie's Top of The Rock, that appears to have been discontinued. However if you don't have one at home, Orly's nail polish in Halo appears to be a good alternative.

Now to tackle the rest of our dry skin...

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