As I'm sure you are all aware, I have a rather sizeable nail polish collection. HERE. Ahem, yeah, it's a problem.
However, as I work full time as a make up artist, I am constantly getting alcohol on my hands, meaning a normal manicure will only last a day or two before chipping. So I have started having my nails done with gel polish, meaning that my rather large collection is sitting unloved and unused!
A few weeks ago, a fellow make up artist and friend Bethan, told me she had heard of a product you could mix with normal nail polish, and it would create a gel polish. I took to Google straight away and found the very thing!
Mega Mix Nails
What is Mega Mix
Mega Mix is part of a three step universal gel system consisting of a brush on base coat "Amazing Base" a pot of clear pure gel ( no solvents) mixing gel "Mega Mix" and " Amazin Glaze" the ultimate shine top coat.
I bought the pot kit for £30 (ouch, I know) and patiently* awaited it's arrival (*impatiently)
I gave it a crack with Essie Ballet Slippers and a 36watt UV lamp I picked up from eBay (here)
Awful pictures I know, I do apologise!
Guys, I think it actually works!! I was kinda prepared to return it and call it a gimmick, but I'm 3 days in, my nails are still shiney and no chips!!
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I did use an extra product to help me along, I used a dehydrating fluid that dries and cleans the nails, I used the ASP prep and clean dehydrant.
£30 is a bit steep I know, but totally worth it for me as I was paying for gel manicures every 2 weeks, and now I can do my own with all my lovely nail polishes!!
So what do you think of Mega Mix? Is this something you think you might try?