The time came, and I was not impressed. I had the polish picked off within a few days. I was really disappointed, as I love the durability of a gel manicure, but don't have the budget to consistently get them. (Oh, and they helped me cure my habit of nail picking!)
Fast forward to about a week ago - I was itching to get my nails done, but my budget said it would be awhile. I decided to give gel polish set another try, so I picked up Island Oasis from Target, poured myself a glass of wine, and got started.
It does take a little bit of time and energy to get it done, but so does going to the salon to get them done. On the plus side, you can watch Netflix and drink wine at home while you do it.
I'll let you all know how long it lasts and how removing it goes when it comes time. I'm sure it will be a process!
UPDATE: Pretty easy removal, except for a weird stickiness that's left on the nail. Luckily it's easy to paint over. Enjoy!