Gel nails in Japan
Gel nails have become very popular recently because of its glossy finishes, wide range of designs and colors,
and also because they are long lasting.
The problem is, it can take several hours at a salon, can be expensive (depending where you go), and you are stuck with one design until your next appointment. Plus, walk-ins are difficult if you want a change. Also to remove the gel, you need to use some acetone remover, that takes extra time on top of the fact it damages the nails.
With our busy schedules, or if you are a mom with only a little time to spare, it can be so hard to find time to get an appointment in. Wouldn’t it also be great if gel nails could just peel off?
HOMEI Weekly Gel
Recently, Marie Nails, a famous nail salon in Tokyo (with locations also in Los Angeles and New York), featured HOMEI Weekly Gel
and it is steadily gaining popularity. What’s great about this is that you can get salon-quality gel nails from home.
Even better, if you want to change the design, just peel it off and create your new look. How convenient is that?!
No remover is necessary at all, and it is a base, color, and topcoat in one bottle.
HOMEI Weekly Gel has 25 different colors (they just recently released 10 new colors in April 2016). Just wash your hands,
file and trim your nails (no buffing needed), and then paint. You can use several colors to create your own designs.
You do need to get a Shell Light, which is a cordless, shell-shaped LED light. It only takes about 60 secs to dry the gel
(keep in mind if you are using a UV light, it will take about 120 secs). Plus, it is compact, so you can actually pretty much do your nails anywhere.
Currently, HOMEI Weekly Gel retails at ¥1,000 plus tax each, and the Shell Light at ¥2,800 plus tax.
If you happen to be in Japan, these can also be purchased at PLAZA, MINI PLAZA, LOFT or IT’S DEMO.
Why are HOMEI Weekly Gels popular?
- Easy, quick, salon-quality nails
- Fun! You can change the design as much as you would like
- Base, color, and topcoat in one bottle
- You can get up to 10 days of wear
- Less damaging to nails because no acetone remover required- just peel it off!
- Good color selection (25 different colors, 10 new colors released in April)