Yes I used the words fiasco and polish in the same sentence.
And yes I understand countries are at war, people are dying and hungry.
And no I’m not equating my nail issues with the problems of the world.
I’m just trying to tell you what happened when I decided to give gel nail polish a try.
So here we go:
I’ve been hearing an awful lot of great things about gel nail polish for a while.
Not only from the shop where I’ve been getting my manicure/pedicure done for years.
But also online via various bloggers and product reviews.
My nails grow really long and are relatively strong.
However I rarely get any color on my hands because I wash them so much and they end up chipping in a day or less sometimes.
But everyone kept telling me how this gel nail polish lasts 2 Weeks!!!
Doesn’t chip and wouldn’t damage my nails.
So finally in June for my birthday trip to Palm Springs I decided to give it a shot.
They came out fabulous. I loved them and they lasted 2 weeks.
And it wasn’t even the aesthetics, though they looked horrible.
It was the pain and all of the damage that I could see had been done.
I spoke with the manager of the salon before leaving.
Explaining and showing her what the gel nail polish had done to my nails.
Also letting her know that I was extremely unhappy because I had been assured multiple times before trying the product that it would not harm my natural nails.
All she could say was that maybe I should only use it for special occasions.
Ummm no. I will not ever use this product again.
Actually I’m pretty sure that I will be returning to my boring manicure ending with no polish or a light buff .
(I mean as soon as my nails heal and can actually stand to be touched).
I will continue to let my nails heal and cut off the polish as they grow out.
But man I wish one nail technician or review of this stuff had mentioned the process of removal.
So that my friends was my experience with the highly toted gel nail polish.
And I’m putting my two cents out there in case someone else is considering trying this product.
Have any of you had a bad experience with a product that everyone else was raving about?
Product Used – Professionally applied in a licensed salon:
Cacee Soak-Off Gel Polish