Apr 16, 2012
I'd like to give a shout out to my friend Michelle who convinced me that I should be getting a manicure once a month- and not just and manicure, a super awesome long lasting shellac mani.
shellac mani=technology that uses a UV light and specially developed polish technology to stay on your nails for at least 14 days. The polish/gel does not chip, scratch, or smudge.
I'd heard of it before but I never get my nails done...ever. I don't have amazing long nails, I have regular short stubby ones.
I use to paint them all the time but since having the Jayster I lack the motivation...plus it starts to chip 2 days later. It's kind of a waste of my time right now.
But not with shellac! Do I sound like an info-mercial?
Issues I had with shellac:
I had to go back and get a few nails re-done because according to the nail tech, the first girl didn't "rough up" my nails enough.
Kind of weird cartoonish like thick polish on the tips...some of my nails looked normal and some of them looked like I had miracle grow on the ends. Whatevs.
that it does not chip. it doesn't.
It looks like I just painted my nails...everyday.
I look put together even if I'm wearing sweats because my nails looks super awesome. serious.
My mani lasted almost 3 weeks before my nails started getting really noticeable grow out and peely looking around the edges (noticeable to me and anyone else that would stare at my nails 3 inches from their faces...so no one else but me).
In conclusion, if you don't have the time or desire to change your polish every few days and want to have super fly looking nails 24/7 for 2-3 weeks then I totally recommend shellac, also known as gellac and axxiom.
p.s. I'm wearing Strawberry Margarita by O.P.I and this pic was taken almost 2 weeks after my initial manicure. Holla.