Saturday, November 5, 2011
My Gel Nail Polish Experiment
I got them done exactly 2 weeks ago to the day at the Beauty Social and because they say this polish "will last for 14 days....
I said...well I'm going to conduct a little gel nail polish experiment!
So here I am typing this exactly 14 days later from that Saturday...with the results!
CND Shellac Gel Nail Polish...(I asked if you can do this at home, but it's only a salon job for now...
MY SCOOP on my SHELLAC GEL POLISH:
took less than a half an hour
aside from it needing to be done really quickly because they had the longest waiting list because everyone wanted the Shellac Nails- I got a couple bubbles in the polish on a couple nails
-but I think if she wasn't in such a hurry this may not have happened.
And the polish and top coat were so glossy and shiny you didn't even notice the bubbles really.
*nails cure in a UV lamp between coats
The color and finish is amazing! It looks like glossy paint from a hot rod or fancy car. I've really never seen nail polish that looks like it's plastic like this!
*it looks perfect like on a fake nail.
*the shine and glossy, wet look of the nails is incredible
*it's so smooth, looks a million times better than regular nail polish- makes you want to stare at your "new-car-like-paint" paint finish!
The WEAR & TEAR:
I am brutally hard on nail- regular polish usually looks like trash the next day on my nails (and that's with the toughest top coat).
What I put my nails through:
*soaked in water-
*washing dishes by hand
*giving 3 kids baths throughout the whole 2 weeks (that's lots of soaking in water)
Cleaning, scrubbing, scratching and chipping stickers, prying packages open with nails
Cooking, more washing dishes
After I take a shower and wash my hair my nails always get ruined somehow...
AFTER 2 weeks...the polish color still looked amazing...and I was SOOOO amazed, my polish didn't chip or come off at all, until the very last day that I took a shower..it started to peel as you can see here:
And my nails look so great and healthy after I took the polish off. They give you special remover to take it off with, but I just peeled mine off - bad habit, I don't recommend this, but just telling ya' how I did it! ha ha
I shellac-ing love this stuff! I've never had my color look so amazing. And I cannot believe how it didn't chip, scratch, dent or ding the entire 2 weeks until the very last day! Everyday I thought, ok, today this stuff is gonna chip...and nothin!
I bet this is AMAZING on the toe nails! You could wear any socks, accidentally kick anything and no chips or anything!
I wonder if you could do cool color designs. And I wish they made a "do-it-yourself-at-home" kit. I don't know how much this cost to get done at a salon, because they did it for Free at the Beauty Social, but if you want to save time, polish and have your nail look great like fake nails, but with your own natural nails...this stuff is a must wear!
You can check out all the other CND Shellac polish color, how it's done, and I think you can even find a salon where they do the Shellac gel manicures here: www.cnd.com
aww...looking and my plain ol' nails wishing I had a shellac light and polish to do it myself! ha ha ha
naked nails... kandee
PS. if you were going to wear a color on your naild for 2 weeks, what color would you pick!?