Monday, July 15, 2013

MANI MONDAY: Gelish Manicure in "A Mint of Spring"

Hello my Loves!

For the past couple of months, I've only been getting gel, Shellac or Gelish, manicures. Shellac and Gelish are gel polishes applied much like regular nail polish, but they are dried using UV lamps. They claim to not smudge or chip and last an average of 3 or more weeks. Shellac and Gelish also come in a wide array of colors, which I LOVE! 

Having an active lifestyle used to make me dread getting my nails done. As much as I loved freshly painted nails, I hated getting a new manicure only to have it smudged or chipped in the same week, or in a worst case scenario, the same day! It's incredibly frustrating! >_<

One day, a nail technician recommended a Shellac or Gelish manicure, instead of my regular manicure. She told me all about its great benefits and showed me all of the amazing colors to choose from, and I was instantly hooked! In my most recent gel manicure, I chose a beautiful mint green with a cream finish that is perfect for Summer. 

In the picture below, the top is my current Gelish manicure the same day I got it done, and the bottom is my same manicure three weeks later. As you can see, the polish did get a bit dingy over time, but there were absolutely no chips or smudges. My manicure still looks pretty good today(at one month), despite the gap created from the obvious growth of my nails.  

01467-Cream A MINT OF SPRING

Have any of you tried Gelish or Shellac manicures yet? Let me know what you think of them! 

Denise Joyce

P.S. Since most people dread Mondays, I honestly hope that your Monday is a wonderful one!  ^________^  <3