Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gel Nail Manicure

I went to get a mani and pedi this weekend and my nail tech talked me into getting the new Gel Manicure. It's similar to a regular manicure but the nail polish is supposed to last 2-3 weeks, so I thought "why the hell not?" I am always polishing my nails because they constantly chip within 2-3 days, so I thought this would be perfect.

First, your nails are buffed so the gel adheres more strongly. Next a coat of gel "polish" is applied to each nail, with 30 seconds of drying time in a UV light. A second coat  is applied and then allowed to dry again in the UV light for another 30 seconds. They do some other stuff and voila your nails are done and there is NO waiting for them to dry....they seriously dry just. like. that. The only downfall that I've noticed so far is they only have maybe 12 gel formulated colors to choose from.

I will keep you posted on how long the color lasts.

Here's a pic with no flash:

With flash:


Miss Tapia said...

I've never heard of that. BTW I went to the swapmeet today and found the fake Hello Kitty MAC makeup. It reminded me of you. haha

jezmacmania said...

oh man i've been hearing about the new gel manicure from all my girlfriends! I really want to try it! Your nails look great! And that color is really pretty too =)

Forever Fantastic said...

Hahahahah was the Hello Kitty "MAC" only $5!?!?! Hilarious.

Jezmacmania, you definitely have to try it. It's soo worth the extra few dollars they charge.

Marcy said...

I love gel mani's!! They are by far my favorite!


Forever Fantastic said...

I love how they don't chip for 2 weeks! And they're only a few dollars more than regular mani's!