May 30, 2011

Miracle Manicure...Maybe!

I've always been kinda weird about my nails.  I not only love the pampered feeling of freshly manicured nails, I also love the feeling of "ME TIME" when I can find some time to give myself a manicure.  I have TONS of stuff.  Buffers, Files, Cuticle Clippers, Cuticle Cream, Hand Cream, Etc., Etc. 

However, the most annoying part of a manicure is having it chip, crack or peel in less than 3 days.  Ok, so it's only like $12 to get a manicure, but still...shouldn't it look decent for a week?  At least?!?!  *sigh*

I heard about this while researching via the internet and googled and googled and googled until I finally had an idea about what it REALLY was.  Granted, even then I was skeptical, because I do not like fake nails (or fake looking nails).  So, I went to a salon that I found on Yelp, and asked for Ann.  An hour later, I walked out with nails that looked like this:

Beautiful Natural Looking Nails!  YAY!

This shellac gel manicure is a hybrid polish that is cured with UV light.  It is a bit thicker than a normal polish, but adds strength to your natural nails as well.  I immediately LOVED they way my nails looked and FELT!  They felt strong!  The thing with a shellac gel manicure is it claims to last 14 days (at least) with no chips, cracks or peeling.  It costs about $30 and takes about an hour to have done.

My nails 9 days later:
They look EXACTLY the same as they did on Day One!
After 12 days, I went in to have them done again, because they had started growing out.  I could have went longer, but like I said, I am a bit of a nail freak...

Totally LOVE the fact that I can walk out with DRY nails.  I can dig around in my bag with DRY nails to get my keys.  I can wash my hands with DRY nails immediately after having them done.  YES!!!  No smudging, chipping, cracking or peeling. 

A miracle manicure? decide!



Simply Taunya said...

That is my FAVORITE manicure! I love it. I think I pay $25 for mine. Speaking of which, it's time to go get them done again!

Chandra MoMoMod said...

WONDERFUL! I HATE fake/fake looking nails. I got them done once and cried. I got them taken off immediately. This looks like something I could do. Should I let my nails grow out, though? I need to have long nails. I cut mine as short as I can. I hate dirt under my nails. LOL