Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Nails for the working girl

My newest obsession:  OPI axxium gel nail polish

What it is: A UV cured, soak off nail polish that lasts up to 2-3 weeks.

Cost: At my local Happy Nails nail salon, it's $30.00 for both a manicure and the polish.

Thoughts: It's truly am-aaazing. Because I work at a coffee shop, I have had the worst luck with nail polish. It never lasts, it becomes dull, and my nails are just a ruined shaggy mess. With the gel nail polish, it lasts for 2-3 weeks, never chips (after the 2 week period you can actually just begin to peel it off yourself if you want, but otherwise it will stay on pretty well), and is shiny/smooth the whole time. It also seems to harden my nails while it's on, which is wonderful and keeps me from breaking them on a constant basis.

The colors are so much fun too :) I'm currently wearing a gorgeous coral color and have constantly been asked about it by customers.

Here are the two colors I've used so far and have loved :

OPI Gel nail color in Cajun Shrimp
OPI Gel nail color in "You don't know Jaques!"

P.S. These are totally not my hands, but they were the best pictures I could find online that showed the colors wonderfully 

Here is a color chart of some of the colors that salons offer:

So for us girls who would like that ever-lasting manicure to keep up with our hectic lives, go get some gel nail manicures ;)


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