Over the weekend, my girlfriend Aishah and I had some girlie time together and what better way to spend it than to pamper ourselves with a manicure! Not just any manicure, a Gelish one!!
I've always been a great fan of gel overlay nails though i've never done them before because of how every nail therapist i go to always tell me i have very good nail beds and i shouldn't spoil them by having gel overlays. (They sort of file your nail's surface down to make it thinner or something like that i believe) You would think they'd try and sell it to me so their shop would make more $$ but i'm glad that they're honest with me. :)
So basically, Gelish applies on the nail the same way any other polish is applied, WITHOUT FILING ON THE NAIL SURFACE. It is then cured under a UV light. After its cured, its done. No need to wait for it to dry like normal polish. Yes, you read that right, it is done, finished, ready to go after its cured! You have to remove it by soaking it off with acetone. So you can even paint over your gelish manicure and use a normal mail polish remover and your pretty gelish nails underneath would not be harmed! :D It's so AMAZING! Oh and they last a good 3 weeks!!
Here's our beautiful nails! Aishah did a more simple french tip as she can't go crazy on her nail designs due to her line of work.
I went more loud, well, because i'm a stay home mum! I wanted to have a clear top so that at least when my nails grow out, it would not be as obvious. What's so great about Gelish is that they remain nice and shiny through out, they don't chip off like normal polish does. I've been doing laundry, dishes, scrubbing the toilet etc and my nails still look as perfect as they did when i first got them done. Now isn't that amazing or what?!
Our lovely nails were done by LadeeKim. She does nails only over the weekends at her house. She's also having a promotion where you can get your Gelish manicure done for just $30! Click the link above to go to her page which is filled with more info. :) Now i'm going back to stare at my pretty nails since Kiara is snoozing. Ciao!