Saturday, September 15, 2012

Only Eleven

Ok, as promised, here's my Shellac manicure after taking great care to use rubber gloves whenever my hands were in water or I was going to be doing something that was rough on my hands.  I'll start with the before pic....





Welp, they didn't make it the full 14 days, but they made it 11.  And to look at the picture you wouldn't know that they didn't make it because they still look shiny and incredible, but TWO of the nails pictured have some lifting of the product (I marked the lifting areas with arrows.  You can sort of see it in the picture on the ring finger).  The lifting is enough that it's catching on my clothes and being a regular pain in the butt.  So honestly, I probably COULD have gone the full 14 days if I didn't mind a couple of chips in the product here or there.  And truth be told, I've never been able to keep anything on my nails for a full 14 days (even fake nails had a hard time lasting that long) so I'm used to continual changes and am ACHING for a new color.  But before I make the change, I want to be sure to show everyone just how great these babies look.  I also removed the nail art and didn't notice any discoloration.  Now, that might be because the color is darker than the Shellac Tropix from the original manicure.  It also might be because I used white for the nail art instead of black.... I don't know.  I'm going to have to keep playing with it to see if I can discover a pattern.  I'll get back to you on that.

So for the record.... I STILL heart CND's Shellac gel polish manicures and give it 10 High Fives!!!  Until next time...

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I still think it looks pretty good after 2 weeks!!!! Bye Peanut Butter!! *wink*