had reached a peeling point and I’d indulged the urge to polish-pick, leaving a mottled mess on my hands. Looking for a fix, I scrambled to a sundry store and snatched anything I could get my hands on—nail files, , and a small silver pot of nail adhesive.
I returned to my hotel room and within moments of unscrewing the small pot, I was dumbfounded. The stuff was far from the adhesive I’d expected.
It wasn’t gel polish, either. In fact, it resembled nothing I’d known.It turns out, the resiny, sap-like goo-pot was hard gel, A.K.A.
builder gel, which is a thick, glossy manicure medium with myriad uses. Most commonly, it’s used to add length, as it’s “strong enough to create nail extensions,” notes , a cosmetic chemist based in Ohio.Read more on glamour.com