my favorite at home manicure

Pictured are the Red Aspen Steel Gray, Shay nail dashes. Click the picture to purchase

Already know you want to grab some before you read more? I got you.

Home manicures are gaining popularity now more than ever and so it feels like the perfect time to share my favorite at home manicure with you all! And one that is no fuss, requires no soaking, acetone, or me leaving the salon with $50 less in my pocket. I’ve been following this home manicure routine for gosh, it must be at least a year now, so I am so excited to share them with you below!

I was never really a ‘nails-did’ girl when I was growing up. I was a total tomboy and was rough and tough like my brothers so there was no time to fuss over my nails. But as I grew older, I learned to love and appreciate having my nails done. It made me feel feminine, put together, and helped make my sausage fingers look a little less… sausage-y.

But here’s what I hated about getting my nails done. I would go to the salon and get regular gel manicures and they would chip off within days. So I tried getting the SNS gel nails (powder dip) and while they would last longer, if they chipped, you were left with a snaggle nail until you could make it back to the salon. No bueno.

Then there was the price, and I paid attention to how much getting my nails done every 2-3 weeks was costing me. Ouch. When I really buckled down on my debt journey about a year ago (that’s a story for another day) I realized that this wasn’t working and having my nails done wasn’t worth the $50 that could be going on a debt.

So for a while I tried the Kiss Impress nails and while the glue-on ones are better than the gel, squishy sticker ones (all proper terms), I wasn’t super pleased with how long they lasted and the color/size/shape options.

And then one beautiful day, I was totally influenced on Instagram by @jasminerayhairco and ordered my first set of Red Aspen Nail dashes, and this is where my nail game changed forever.

Meet the Red Aspen Nail Dashes:

The Red Aspen nail dash kits are press-on nail kits that come with everything you need to get the perfect home mani. They include a cuticle press, nail file, glue, and various sizes of nails to make sure every nail has the perfect fit! They only thing not included is an alcohol prep pad, but I don’t use those anyway so…

Here’s what I freaking love about them:
> They are cruelty-free, sulfate free, Phthalate free, Paraben free, Gluten free, Vegan
> They are super easy to supply, do not damage your nails, you can apply them in minutes
> They are REUSABLE (oh yeah!)
> They are a fraction of the salon cost, ranging in price from $13 – $20.
> They come in a variety of shapes, lengths, and finishes.

I cannot recommend them enough and my girl gang is all about them too. And lucky for you, if you’re inspired to try these like I was, I’ve got the hookup for ya! You can snag yourself a set of dashes right here by using my affiliate link! Dash me Baby!

So if you love the look of a good mani, but can’t get to your nail salon due to quarantine life, be sure to give these little babes a try and let me know what you think!

With love,
Miss Meg

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