Salon de la Jena

I’ve never been a girl for boring nails. I’ve had fun nails for as long as I can remember and that reoccurring trend has followed me throughout my adult life as well.

You can follow my nail designs on IG with #SalonDeLaJena but I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites here today!

Salon nails:

Back in October, I went to the W Nail Bar for a birthday mani/pedi. This was the first time I’d had my nails done in a salon in years so it was a fun treat for me. My nail tech crushed my design and it’s one of my favorites to date.

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At Home Dip Nails:

I love at home dip nails, don’t get me wrong, but let me tell you– IT’S A PROCESS. I use the Revel dip nail kits (get your own dip nail kit at a discount HERE) and I love it. My spare bathroom cabinet is basically a nail salon, filled top to bottom with dip nail powders. And after 3 years of steady practice, I’ve gotten pretty good at designs and can basically do anything I want on my nails. Here are some of my favorite designs that I’ve done.

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Press on nails:

I go back and forth between dip and press on nails and right now, I’m super into press ons. They don’t take much time to apply and, with a few tips and tricks, they last for over a week– sometimes two. With press ons, I’ll do one of two things. I’ll either buy the most extreme designs I can find OR if I’m feeling extra artistic, I’ll buy just a simple nude or french tip and paint designs myself.

These first few were all hand painted by me. I just lay them out on a piece of tape and design away, let them dry overnight then apply as usual the next day.

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And these next few were just purchased and applied as is.

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Do you do your own nails at home or go to the salon? Acrylic, dip, gel or just polish? What’s your go to?

xoxo

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