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Artificial acrylic nails painted on display in nail salon. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam.

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Acrylics. Gels. Talks with Jesus. I had tried it all. No matter what I did, I ended up with chips 4-7 days after getting my nails done.

Then the phone rang.

My friend had just tried SNS and she thought of me right away. The powder was the exact color she selected, there was zero dry time, and most importantly it didn’t chip for nearly 30 days. Yes, you read that right…30 days! SNS dipping powder is a polish alternative that contains calcium and vitamin E that allegedly strengthens your nails. It’s also odor free. I know ladies are supposed to take good care of their hands at all times but between typing, dishes, Target furniture assembly, putting air my tires, and wash day, that was proving to be a bit difficult for this overeducated and underemployed millennial to manage. Mama works with her hands. For my lifestyle, this sounded too good to be true but it also sounded too good not to try so I headed to my local nail salon to see for myself.

Keep on reading to see my experience, first hand (pun intended) of wearing SNS nails for 30 days. 

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