I don't have much time, but I HAVE to share my mani experience from today! I had read a lot about the new "semi permanent" or UV Gel manicures that are out there now. The promises of 2 weeks, no chips sounded too good to be true, but I had to check it out! I work with my hands, so manis are for special occasions only- and they usually last about 2 days. IF I make it out of the salon without smudges.
My local nail salon carries the OPI Axxium line. They had an amazing color selection, but I went in knowing I wanted OPI Ink, my favorite winter dark. The technician did 2 coats of color, but I may go for 3 next time for a deeper saturation.
Here's what my nails look like now (please pardon that they are dry and icky winter hands!)
|The Axxium color is pretty true to 2 coats of polish|
|A little messy around the base of the nail, but ok!|
Not bad- especially because following the mani, I did the following:
- reached into my purse to pay
- walked home with my hands in my pockets
- opened the door- greeted a VERY happy little puppy
- gave Riley a good belly scratch and some snuggles (notice- there is NO dog hair in my mani!)
- cleaned the kitchen
- braided my hair
All of this done within an hour IMMEDIATELY after pulling my hands out of the last 2 minute drying cycle.