At Home Spring Mani & Pedi

I have been pretty neglectful with my nails and toes over the past few months.  I have been meaning to pick up an at-home gel kit for quite some time now but have not got round to it.  Then my girlfriend started telling me about the deborah lippmann gel lab.  I was inspired so I went out and purchased it.  I then spent the afternoon soaking, exfoliating, filing, buffing and hydrating my feet and hands, before moving on to nail painting.  The gel lab top and base coat can be paired with any polish; I used OPI "Chillin' Like A Villain" for my nails and OPI "Live, Love, Carnaval" for my toes.  I followed the instructions exactly, and so far, I couldn't be happier with the results.  My nails dried fast and are smudge free, which is a first for me.  With an at-home manicure, I usually have to re-do a nail or two.

Katie is a makeup artist based in Vancouver BC, represented by Lizbell Agency. She has been in the Vancouver beauty scene for 10 years, and in love with makeup for most of her life. When she is not painting faces she writes for her blog and is a contributor for Fashion Magazine.