Went to Laughlin a couple of weeks ago...as a treat before we left my boss gave me a gift certificate to get my nails done. I went with the gel manicure, knowing that the last time I tried it, it was awful to remove. My boss swears by the ladies at her nail spa though, so I thought I'd give it another shot.
The girl was sweet, and did that little leopard print above with the steadiest hand I've ever seen. Seriously, this girl could be a surgeon...like if she studied really hard and all. I loved my fingers for the first week and a half. No chips, everything was lovely. Then one nail began to peel just a bit. I fought the urge to pick at it, instead telling myself to go to the salon for them to remove all of it. The urge became too much though...and I began to peel the color off one nail. It was an eyesore, and I said to myself Saturday morning you will go to the nail salon and have the rest of the gel removed...but then my friend called and I went to the beach instead on Saturday. Somewhere between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon I peeled off all the gel. I know I shouldn't have.
My nails are a mess now. I filed them and buffed them. I cuticle oiled them. I applied a clear coat of nail strengthener...time will tell. As nice at it was to have no chips for over a week, I'm going to stick with the regular polish from now on.
What's your preference for your nails?