Last week I did a video tutorial on how to do your own version of shellack nail polish at home. (If you missed it, check it out. I also drank TWO Long Island iced teas.)
That was Wednesday last week, and the first tiny chip in the nail polish showed up on Friday:
I’m pleased to say, though, that the manicure still looks pretty darn great. Today is Monday and between Wednesday and now I’ve done lots of chip-causing activities, including making 150 name badges, washing my hair, putting sheets on the bed, and doing a fucking terrible medicine ball workout.
But, here, you be the judge. Here’s my manicure on Day 6 (Monday) (I’m counting Wednesday as Day 1.):
And that’s my right (dominant) hand, so I’d say that’s pretty darn impressive. I’m going to leave it on for another week, I think, and see how it does. If I can make it two weeks with it relatively intact, I will be uber impressed. Usually my manicures last a week before they look terrible and I have no doubt that this one will still be lookin’ pretty sweet tomorrow at the 1-week mark.
I did crack the actual nail of the index finger on my left hand. (God knows how– I just noticed it one day, kind of like the phantom bruises I get everywhere. Maybe I sleepwalk.) So I’ll probably repair that so it doesn’t crack all the way across and make me cut my nail short. That’s not cheating, right?
Anyway, A+++++ so far on this shit. I love it. (Nobody paid me to say that, but I would accept money if you’re listening, Gelous people… Heh.)
You have the nicest looking nails. I wouldn’t blame you for trying to “cheat” or save your nails. Two thumbs up
I curious to know if your nails turn yellow after you take off the polish.
Good to know!
What was the brand of the base coat?
Gelous. The link is at the bottom of the post.
Can I request one more update where you explain how you took that shit off how your nails looked underneath?
Yeah, I’ll definitely do another one!
Oh Lawdy… you’re going to have a butt load of people visiting their site now. I was wondering how it went.. because I did my nails Saturday & they’re already chipped…not even 48 hours have my nails lasted (not using Gelous btw)
Ahhhh! You have a fetus hand picture!
Hey, you could pintest the broken nail repair with a tea bag (plus that will give you plenty of jokes to use)! Link- http://thenailbuff.blogspot.com/2011/05/nail-repair-using-teabag.html
Press-on nails= it’s the only way to go!
My nails hate being painted more than Vince Neil hates Axl Rose. Every time I paint them, they start cracking & peeling and then I cry into my wine glass as I sing softly & rub lotion into them.
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I thought a gel manicure was one that had to be cured with either a led or uv light, thats how its done in salons and with the in home gel kits I see (sally hansen and sensational) . So isnt this just a good base/top coat?
Impressive! I just might have to unlazy myself and try this one. Thanks for the great review and your nails look fabby!
I got mine done in a salon the day before I left for Germany last month and they lasted exactly twelve days- they started to chip the day before I left to come back home. I was satisfied with that, I suppose. Good to know I can do it at home and get almost as good a result, since it’s VERY rare that I have time to go to the salon these days!
You do not understand how much I love this! I’m 14 and I HATE going to salons ( I know, give me the teenage girl failure award) and so the fact that I can do this at home and it be just as great is AMAZING.