Testing..Testing, New Polish Alert
Since the age of 16, when my mother allowed me to get my first full set, I have been an avid acrylic user. Being that I have small hands, I always felt the need to wear nails because it made them look more "girly". But, it's time for a change ! So, this summer I have decided to remove the acrylic nails and use gel polish to give my nails an wallet a break.
When I went to my nail tech this time around, she was surprised when I asked for her to soak off my acrylic. After 30 minutes of soaking she gave me a much needed manicure. Next, it was time to complete the task that all females struggle with when going to the nail salon. It was time to choose my nail color! Being that my goal this summer is to incorporate as much color into my wardrobe/style as possible, I decided to choose something bright and popping! I went with the DND Dual Gel - Havin Cabbler - 419. Once she was done with the last coat I immediately fell in love! The polish is so smooth and bubble free. However, I'd have to say that what I like the most about this polish is that it remains shiny and it has been a great conversation starter this last week. The guarantee is that it will remain this way for the next 2-3 weeks.
After doing some research, which I should've done before I got the polish;I found out that while I thought I was giving my nails a break I actually was still weakening them. Here are some Pros and Cons that I found on Miamiverse, when dealing with Gel.
- Leave the salon with a mirror-smooth mani
- Lasts up to 2 weeks w/o chipping or fading
- Can add length to your existing nails
- It can be a bit pricey depending on the salon you choose
- In order to remove you must soak your nails in acetone for 10+ mins
- Eventually the process leads to thinner more brittle nails
I came to the conclusion that just like acrylic I have to commit to the gel. By commit I mean I can't get it one week then take it off the next because my nails will look horrible for sure. So I have to be consistent with the upkeep, as all females should do. Besides, I don't want to be a hand model in the near future so I am okay with the cons especially when I have 100s of colors to choose from! Therefore, this summer I recommend that you try it out you won't be disappointed!