I consider myself a fairly low maintenance woman. I get my haircut on a semi-regular basis and visit the dentist twice a year, but other than that, I don’t have any regularly scheduled appointments. If I’m on vacation I will occasionally get a massage, but I never have anyone do my nails.
I’ve been doing my own pedicures for over twenty years but my fingernails, not so much. Polish lasts about 2 hours on them, if I’m lucky… so it’s not worth the effort.
I take Biotin every day plus lots of calcium, but it’s not helped my nails. They’re just soft and weak.
I’ve never tried salon gel nails because I don’t want to expose my hands to the ultraviolet light used to set the product. Sure I could buy protective fingerless gloves but I also don’t want the gel sanded off, for touch ups.
I don’t expect to ever grow long, graceful fingernails, but it’s nice to wear a lovely pale color and expect it to stay on for more than an hour.
Last year I tried Sally Hanson Gel home version. It sounded like a great idea but the polish lasted less than 48 hours. Not a win to me.
Last month I spotted Essie Gel Couture at Target. It comes in many beautiful colors and is simple to apply. Two coats of color followed by their clear top coat.
No light, no special anything. Imagine my shock when it lasted 4 1/2 days! That’s worth it to me and so I bought a fabulous red for my toes. It removes with ordinary polish remover and a cotton ball.
If you have halfway decent nails you could probably get a week or more out of this nail polish. Give it a try and let me know what you think? You can find it at Target, CVS, Macy’s, Ulta, Nordstrom and many other places.
Thanks for reading and have a great day.