I have finally found a polish that lasts for more than three days!
Gel has been around for forever and I’ve tried it many, many times. It has traditionally lasted longer than regular polish (like 7 days instead of two or three) but it still felt a little spendy to get my nails done if it was just going to peel off within a week. It was a fun once-in-a-while event to get a manicure, but never something I did regularly.
Then last month, my friend took me to her neighborhood nail place where they use some magical polish, give the best hand massages and their polish job lasts weeks. Since then, I’ve been in two more times.
On our first trip, I chose a typical Emily color: a soft white called It’s In The Cloud. I do love a neutral nail.
I went in for a second time, strayed from my norm and chose a warm peachy-red called Schnapps Out Of It.
On my birthday last week, we went in once again for a fresh manicure and polish change. It had been another three weeks and the peachy-red was starting to peel up on the sides. Again, three weeks feels like a major win for me and my un-delicate hand treatment.
The most recent color is a great neutral gray/purple/taupe called Taupe-less Beach that changes color in different lighting.
I highly recommend this brand of gel polish. You can purchase it on your own (links above), but it is the kind you need to cure with the special light-thing. I’m not great at painting my own nails, so I prefer to get them done by a professional.
If you have had gel done professionally and it hasn’t lasted you more than a week, seek out a salon that uses this OPI GelColor polish and give it a try. It’s magic!
Also, how fun are the names of nail polish?!
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