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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I want to discuss gel or shellac manicures (whichever you fancy). I recently tried my first gel mani prior to my trip to Maui, and have mixed feelings. I was initially apprehensive about this gel since my past was looming over me (I used to do acrylic nails and it made my nails SO brittle and weak).

While it does live up to the hype of lasting extra long (I got a solid 2.5 weeks, no chips nada), I don't think this is a solution for everyday life. I enjoy painting my nails - experimenting with nail art and updating them with my mood (as I mentioned here) - and gel manis just don't allow this freedom. I do think this is a great solution for vacations, special events (weddings, holidays) & long business trips. Currently, I'm craving each and every one of the Essie Winter Collection! I'd love to hear your thoughts on gel manis and manis in general! Any tips, tricks?

Holiday nail credits 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

So do you agree...about gel manis? 


  1. I've never gotten a gel mani, but I hear they're IMPOSSIBLE to get off without going back to the salon, which I think is enough to put me off them. I'm constantly repainting my nails, too, and I hate the idea of not being able to change them when I want.

    1. I've heard the same Isa! Removing them I had to soak my hands in acetone and then she'd scrap the nails, I'd dip again, repeat till their off. Wasn't painful but also not a quick process. Happy reading!


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