I absolutely love getting a manicure and I absolutely hate getting shellac polish. This happens to be a #firstworldproblems issue for me because I am really rough on my nails (I don’t really know why, but I just am and they end up chipped like 5 mins post-manicure). So anyway, I have long lived with the not-cute look of a chipped mani because I can’t deal with the shellac/gel polish. Until NOWWWWW!
I was getting a mani with my friends Ali and Ashley the other day when Ash whipped out a bag of the good stuff and said “want to try my CND Vinylux polish?” She explained that it was just like gel polish without the base coat or the UV light, and it lasts for a FULL seven days without chipping. One week. For real. Mind = blown. It’s really simple…you paint your nails with 2 coats of polish (sometimes the lighter colors need 3 coats) and then paint them with the special CND top coat. Your nails then dry in minutes and don’t even think about chipping for a week. The end. SERIOUSLY!! (I am officially on day 7 and not a single chip…)
And here’s sort of the kicker…nail salons don’t usually have them because they are committed to the shellac/gel technology (it’s more lucrative for them & more widely known…) but you can buy your own colors and do it yourself or bring them in to your favorite salon. The polishes come in 71 colors and here are a few of my faves! You’re welcome.
xo, the Womanista