Shellac Manicure

On the 1st I set out on a 8 day adventure to the Dominican Republic. I knew I wouldn't be able to change my polish while there, so I wanted something that would last. There is no way that normal polish would last that long, so I thought it would be the perfect time to try out the Shellac Manicure.

This polish was applied on Feb. 28th and so far has seen 11 days of wear. I'm curious to see how long it will actually last.

This photo was taken immediately after getting home from the salon. Initially, there was some visible nail line, which drove me crazy. But, hey, I'll give it a go. The color is Gel by OPI Strawberry Margarita. It seemed fitting, since that was what I was planning on drinking on the beach.

These 2 pictures were taken on the second day of the trip. I was getting some tip wear & still wondering how they'd hold up over the course of the trip.

These photos were taken on the last day of the trip, after 8 days of wear. This manicure held up. It lasted through horseback riding, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, Scuba Doos, and everything else that I threw at them. Seriously, these suckers are hard as a ROCK! I'm thinking about leaving them on until Thursday (if I can last that long) just to see. I've had some serious growth with this manicure. The line between my cuticle and polish, is getting wider and wider.

Overall, I give these an A-. The only thing I didn't like was the VNL. If I get them again, I'll just ask the lady for an extra coat of polish to take care of that.

I'll post an update if my nails last to next Thursday.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy

P.S. I wish all my photos could be so exotic. How awesome would that be?
  1. That's a great color for your island vacation. I am really impressed by gel manis for the most part, but I don't think I can wear a color that long--I think I would rather go with bare nails. Is that weird?

    1. I guess you just have to follow your heart. I just hate having bare nails so I this was a good option for me.


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