I have never tried acrylic nails. Fortunately my real nails are strong enough and grow quickly enough to look okay with polish. But when I rinse off dishes, give the kids baths, etc., the nail polish never stays on for more than 2-3 days and retouching the polish is a constant battle. Some observant viewers have noticed I paint over chips during commercials. All that changed when I finally was convinced to give shellac manicures a try. Essentially, it’s nail polish on real nails but with some additional chemical component that keeps the polish on with NO chips for weeks. It’s pretty amazing, actually. I can go 4-6 weeks, easily, with no change in the appearance other than nail bed outgrowth. The problem comes with getting them redone. At the salon I have to soak my fingers in some unknown solution and the polish has to be scraped off with a tool. So far the only negative result has been weakened nails underneath. Need feedback on whether I should continue these gel manis. Any nail experts out there?
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 57
This post was written by Tara on March 8, 2013