OK Ladies, if you haven’t ever had a Gel Polish manicure go now and get one – you can thank me later.
What is Gel polish?
Gel polish is applied just like a regular polish from a regular bottle except it will not air dry and must be cured under a UV or LED lamp. It lasts up to 3 weeks with no cracking, peeling or chipping.
Won’t it damage my own nails?
No, not if it is applied and removed by a trained professional who will apply a base coat first to eliminate any staining to the natural nail. When the Gel Polish is removed, the nail will be soaked in acetone so that polish will easily peel off with an orange wood stick.
I would even say that Gel Polish has actually protected my nails – when I have it on they never peel or split which they always did before. My nails also seem to grow longer now than they did without it.
Aren’t they expensive?
Prices will vary but you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. A Gel polish manicure, applied by a trained professional, will last up to 3 weeks. For the approx £20 you spend it ends up working out at less than £1 a day. Bargain!
But, I’ve heard some horror stories. This girl I know…she said that…
We’ve all heard the stories. We humans love nothing better than focusing on graphic gory details like bleeding nail beds and infected fingers. Unsurprisingly, these are the stories that make the news.
What you don’t hear about is the other side of things (my end) – all the happy clients who have had their nails maintained and manicured regularly by professionals and have had wonderful experiences of Gel Polish. I could talk all day about the potential danger of going to an amateur ‘Nail Tech’ but that’s a whole other article. I’ll just say this: PLEASE go to a professional and expect to pay at least £30 for extensions with polish. You get what you pay for!
Amateur vs. Professional? You decide…
If you’re trying to work out what Gel Polish to buy next…here’s what I’m getting – Artistic Colour Gloss Spring 2014 collection.