I spent last Tuesday at the nail salon celebrating a friend’s birthday. We have a tradition of taking the birthday girl out for a pedicure and we bring mimosas along to celebrate!
Since we were leaving for North Carolina just two days later, I decided to also get my fingernails one.
But instead of the traditional manicure, I chose the gel manicure.
There are a few different types of these.
but I used the product, Axxium by Opi.
It is supposed to stay chip-free for a couple weeks so I thought it would be perfect to use before a vacation. I actually tried one of the gel products around Christmas time and it really did last about 3 weeks. It’s the only time I will put a darker color on my nails and Christmas time, I had to have red.
This time around, I went with a bright pink but I forgot the name of it. In fact, I don’t think it had a name but was #15 or something.
This is what my nails look like on day 9.
Not bad except my cuticles are very dry due to all the sun and chlorine from the past week. But the color has not chipped yet.
It’s actually in pretty good shape considering I was dragging around suitcases and beach bags, and kids’ junk…and folding tons of laundry…and walking with Rosie who pulls on her leash…
So hopefully I will get at least another week out of it.
Have you tried any of the gel manicures?