Good morning lovelies. Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and that Monday is not being too hard on you. Today I’m going to talk all about my love affair with Gelish.
Gelish is a soak-off gel polish. It is applied like a normal nail polish and then it is set by UV light. The polish has to be soaked off with Acetone when you want to remove it. (This can be done in a salon, or you can buy yourself some Acetone from Clicks and do this yourself.)
I always go to Dream Nails in Cavendish for my gelish manicures. They’re really close to me and they’re open until 7pm during the week – how cool? Dream Nails uses OPI gelish, and recently I’ve been obsessed with this colour, Don’t be such a Budapest. I am OBSESSED.
I love gelish because it lasts for at least two weeks without chipping. My nails are pretty weak, so the gelish prevents my nails from breaking and peeling, which helps them to grow. Something new I learnt about gelish – you can paint over it with any nail polish. So if I’ve got this beautiful blue colour on my nails, and I need to wear a red dress, I can just pop a different colour of nail polish on top. You can remove this the next day with normal nail polish remover, and you’re back to your gelish shade. I find this is really handy.
If you’re on the fence about gelish, I think you should just go on over to Dream Nails and book a manicure. For only R185, it’s totally worth it, my last manicure lasted over a month without chipping!
I would love to know your thoughts about gelish, leave me a comment or tweet us @smudgedbeauty.
Love, manicures and budapests.