Today I am talking about my new nail equipment, the Rio UV Nail Extensions kit* which is available to buy from beautyexpert.com. The Beauty expert website stock a whole range of Rio products, which you can see here.
As you all know I love having polished, pretty looking nails. I love having long, healthy nails and covering them in a lovely polish or drawing a cute design on them. You also might know that I am a scientist and spend half of my life wearing latex gloves and as a result my nails are weak and brittle. For over two years now, I keep my nails covered in gel polish or have extensions on. This nail extension kit gives the best of both worlds; i can add extensions (giving length and strength) while my natural nail grows underneath.
This nail set allows me to cut out the faff of going to the nail salon; it feels great being able to do my nail extensions at home! The kit itself comes with a U.V lamp, clear UV gel, 100 natural extension tips, finishing wipe, grit file, sanding block, nail slicer, cuticle pusher, nail glue, application brush and step-by-step DVD . The nail glue had leaked a little in the box but it is easy to buy in beauty shops.
The kit itself is good quality and I will definitely use it a lot. I pay between £20 and £30 for a set of extensions plus polish, then £10 every 2 weeks for an infill... This isn't cheap longterm! This little set cuts out all of that money, and costs less than 3 sets of nails, what a bargain! I know not everyone spends a lot on their nails but this one-off payment is definitely worth it to have beautiful nails all the time. When I have my nails done I feel more put-together and I just feel better all round to be honest.
If you haven't had nail extensions before or are unsure how to do them, there is a step by step DVD guide with the Rio Extensions set. They explain it much better than I ever could! I will say though; it can be tricky doing your own nails at first but once you master it, you will love it! I love my Rio Set and I'm really glad I can give myself extension manis from now on.