Friday, February 18th, 2011 | Nail Polish, Photos, Product Testing, Swatches
So far so good, with only one chip and a whole lot of shine! Check out these photos and swatches from Day 5 of my CND Shellac gel manicure in shade Strawberry Smoothie!
*If you missed it, you can view photos and swatches from Day 1 of my Shellac manicure here, with details on the gel manicure process and where to get it done! As you may have heard, gel nail polish is supposed to last without chipping between two to three weeks if done right. Is that true? Find out here!
Day 5 Shellac Manicure Results & Photos…
I was still very happy with my gel manicure, even on Day 5! The shine and gloss lasted impeccably without any dulling, and my nails looked freshly manicured. Amazing! The only chip to report by Day 5 actually happened on Day 2 of this gel manicure- How embarrassing!
I swear my Day 2 chip resulted from a fluke nail-caught-in-teeth accident that I cannot explain. At any rate, it led to a small tear in the gel polish on the tip of my index finger, and I then created the “chip” by pulling off a small flap of torn polish. (See below photo)
Other than the fluke chip, my manicure still looked mesmerizing on Day 5, even after a ton of dish-washing, cooking, hot showers, crafting and typing. The chip was not even that noticeable.
While your mileage may vary, I think my manicure could have stayed nearly perfect to this point, as the rest of my nails were still looking great. See how glossy the gel polish is…
The manicurist did a great job carefully polishing across the tips of my nails to seal each layer of polish onto the nail, and I think this really helped the polish last through my usual wear and tear. It’s definitely worth getting a manicure if it’s a gel manicure!
**Don’t forget to check out my earlier photos and swatches from Day 1 of this very same manicure!
Day 5 and counting…
Stay tuned to see how this gel manicure holds up over time and eventually see how I remove it!
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