Revamping a Grown Out Gel Manicure

I don't know about you but when I pay for nail extensions and a gel manicure I wear the absolute hell out of those nails until they desperately need redoing (or snap off). The problem with me being a cheapskate is that is when they grow out I usually spend weeks with that horrible regrowth patch at the base of the nail. So here is one way I've been hiding the grow out...

RHINESTONES. 

I placed 216 rhinestones... Individually. It took me three episodes of Grey's Anatomy to do and I found rhinestones in my bra and super-glued to the soles of my feet afterwards. But I like how it turned out! Next time I think I will try gold foil flakes.