Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Geltastic

A few months ago, I started hearing more and more about a thing called gel polish for your nails. It sounded cool, but since I haven’t been frequenting the salon as much while watching my spending (though tell that to Starbucks these days ha...), I literally kind of forgot about it.

Lo and behold, however, when I go for a pre-Thanksgiving mani/pedi, and the girl at the salon offers it up! Sure, I thought, if Miss Buckhead Belle loves it so much, I am sure I will too. And what better week to test out it’s supposed longer-than-norm staying-power than the week when I’d be cooking and cleaning for about 8 days straight?

A few sessions with the hands under a blue light machine thingy later and voila! My nails were rock-hard dry and I am wandering out of the salon having spent only about $15 more than a usual mani/pedi. Let me say first, the drying time was almost worth the extra cost alone. I HATE ruining a fresh manicure on my car keys or my shoe clasps or something silly.

Well here I am, 11 days later, to report that my nails are not only still perfect, but that only now are they starting to grow out at the cuticles.


I am, no joke, getting a full two weeks out of this manicure, no polish changes required! Hallelujah. I have found my new favorite salon treat!

Ask for the gel polish next time you hit up the salon. They helped me pick out a dark purple gel that nearly exactly matches the regular dark purple OPI polish they used on my toes; you’d never know they are two different brands.


Science is cool. And yes, that is me brushing the dirt off my shoulders. Holler.

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5 comments:

miss katie said...

OPI has their own line of gel polishes, too! so you can get real matchy matchy :) i like the gel, but as a chronic nail biter, i found myself picking at it. maybe time to try again!

Buckhead Belle said...

So glad you liked it! And I agree... the drying time alone is worth the price. I love not having to worry about messing a nail up!

Jill said...

OPI's line of gel polish is called Axxium and comes in some of their best selling shades. My sister swears by it. I'm a nail biter myself, so I'm sticking with pink and white gel nails for now - I call them my shields. In a few months when I've kicked the habit, I fully intend to switch to Axxium.

Dyar Baby Momma said...

I hadn't heard of gel polish - do most salons have it?

Katherine Malone said...

Thanks ladies! And Kelly, not all salons offer it, but definitely ask! Mine had some off-brand, not OPI. Worked the same though :)