I just wanted to rave about how awesome I think gel nails are, and also perhaps at the same time show what a mountain tortoise I have been where manicures are concerned. I guess gel nails should have been around for a while, but it was only recently that I actually even considered it.
On a whim, I went to get a manicure done for CNY recently, and opted to have gel nails since I was told by my friends that they dry really fast, and indeed they do. The moment the painting is done, and after about 30 seconds in the UV light machine, you’re good to go and there are no worries about the colour chipping. So the sparkly coat of polish lasted me 2 weeks while I traipsed to Tokyo and even as at Sunday when I went to have them removed, it was still pretty good and new, except that my nails have of course since grown a little.
I thought to refresh with a new coat, even though I’m quite sure it’s not very healthy for my nails to be constantly covered under a layer of gel, unable to breathe properly. But it was really just vanity on my part. And so this was what my manicurist at Fave Centrepoint did for me, for me to dab some colour in otherwise drab life currently.
I wouldn’t really say that their skills are top-notch, because my nails aren’t exactly smooth and free from… debris, after the soaking off of the gel, so I do spy bits of bumps on the nail plate. But I’m quite easily satisfied where such services are concerned, and as long as my manicurist doesn’t hurt my physically during the cuticle removal process, and are generally friendly, that’s all I require. And besides I don’t scrutinise the painting that much to see if the paint is perfect or not. I’m going to let this coat stay for maybe 3 weeks, unless something untoward happens in the meantime to require it to be removed premature to that.