This post was written by Mom Knows It All contributor Carrie B.
Hi! My name is Carrie. I’m 40 years old and have been married for 18 years. My stepdaughter and her husband just blessed us with our first grandson, who I am head over heals in love with. I went to school to be a teacher, but currently work in accounts payable for a private company. I live in Ohio, but my heart belongs to the Smoky Mountains and hope to move there eventually. I have four dogs that I talk about too much, one of which is on her way to becoming a certified therapy dog.
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I recently had the pleasure of trying out several items from the MelodySusie line and have to say that if you like having a salon sleek manicure but hate paying that steep price every couple of weeks, I have the solution for you! MelodySusie has everything you need to do that manicure right in the comfort of your home (and jammies! LOL). Let me show you!
I started off with clean, bare nails and the MelodySusie Shine Professional Nail Drill. The drill is regularly $59.99 and is currently on sale price for $49.99. This is my first time using a nail drill so I was kind of nervous, when I really didn’t need to be. There is barely any set up. Simply connect the want to the power unit, select your tip and snap it on the want and you are ready to go. If you’re a bit nervous like I was, you can simply start off at the slowest speed, which is adjustable, until you get more comfortable.
Features of the drill include:
- Includes 6 metal grinding drill bits in different shapes
- Speeds up to 20,000 RPM MAX
- Smooth without vibration
- 6 month warranty
- Can be used on both natural and artificial nails
Next came the most difficult part. Deciding which color to pick. Seriously, this was tough! I was sent both the Infinite Nude 1-Step Gel Collection and Monet’s Palette 1-Step Gel Collection, both of which are regularly $39.99 and are on sale now for $19.99. The colors are always fun and each collection comes with a variety to suit your mood, special occasion or even season.
Features of both collections include:
- Safe—Non-toxic, minimal smell, non-damaging to nails.
- Convenient – fully cures under an LED lamp in 1 minute or a UV lamp in 2 minutes
- Long Lasing and easy to use – 15+ days of high-performance use without peeling or cracking for each application. Only needs one coat and soaks off completely in only 10-15 minutes.
Now that you have picked your color and applied a coat to your nails, you need to cure it under your dryer. The VIOLETIEL 24WLED Lamp Nail Dryer does that for you beautifully. This nail dryer regularly sells for $79.99 and is currently on sale for $39.99. It is so easy to use and ultra portable, not to mention easy to store. You can pick between 3 different settings, 15s, 30s or 60s—just push the corresponding button and done! Since I tend to be rough on newly polished nails, I chose to go for the full 60 seconds in order to SURE my nails were 100% set.
The nail dryer features include:
- Works for almost all LED gel nail polishes
- Lightweight, portable
- Fit all five fingers (or toes!) at once
- Highly efficient LED can work 30,000 hours non-stop without replacement
- 3 preset time controls (15s, 30s, 60s)
I’ve had my gel polish on for two wicks and only have ONE chip (and to be honest, I slipped with a knife and am lucky I ONLY took off a chunk of polish!). MelodySusie is a fantastic value and will give you more than your moneys worth. You can save your self time and money and still have a sleek salon manicure.