By Aishlin Hennigan
You know that feeling when you get your nails done and can’t stop staring at your hands and refuse to open anything that might risk smudging your fresh coat? We all want to bottle that fresh manicure look and feeling and this summer you can learn how.
Teach Yourself:

Irish company Semilac offer a hybrid manicure programme and starter kit with everything you need to get started on your nail journey. Watch their step by step tutorial on YouTube and take their base selection quiz to ensure you have all the tips and tricks for a long lasting manicure. Semilac have a wide range of colours, accessories and nail effects to suit every occasion and season.

Press On Nails

If you want a salon look for your nails but don’t have the time to get them done, you can always pick up a pair of press on nails. With a broad range of styles, lengths and colours, press on nails are easy to customise by filing to your desired shape and take mere seconds to apply. To help nail health, only use the advised amount of nail glue and apply a cuticle oil for extra protection.

Gel Extension Course:

If you want to go one step further, you can take a gel extension course to learn how to do your own and others’ nails. Courses can take a few weeks to complete with a final exam on completion. Glam Gals in Galway offer AIT accredited gel extension courses running over four weeks.