Have you seen those manicure photos on Pinterest?
Some of those nail artists are amazing.
I adore a pretty manicure.
It is nearly impossible for my nails to look pretty for more than a day.
They chip almost immediately because of the chemicals we use at the school.
All my crafting and DIYing doesn't help them either.
Do you have the same problem?
I've thought about getting a gel manicure for a long time but I worried about the harshness of the remover and sitting with nails in tin foil didn't sound like fun.
CVS has a line of gel polishes by Sally Hansen.
They require no special lamps for setting and no special solvent for removal.
I thought I'd give them a try.
It is a little pricey initially.
The polish and the required top coat were about $10.00 each.
The manicure is supposed to last 14 days.
Let's see how a deep red does.
Are you kidding?
I already broke a nail.
It was an easy fix.
On day 3 they were not looking so good.
I touched up the tips to make the manicure last one more day.
This was before removal on day 4.
This is great polish remover.
It took off regular polish without much effort.
I love that I can get a manicure to last four days even if I have to touch up the tips at some point.
The pink lasted 5 days.
Does it last 14 days?
It lasts twice as long as regular nail polish.
Sally Hansen makes this line and it includes some cute colors.
Pink and burgundy are the only ones in my collection at this point.
This pink is gorgeous. The burgundy reminds me of my favorite OPI colors. A rosy red is next on my list.
Kroger had this line for two dollars cheaper than CVS.
If you are hard on your nails, you might want to give this a try.
Let me know in the comments what you think.
Check out a sneak peak photo of our new marble back splash on Instagram.
Forgive me if my I'm a little slow to blog the next few weeks.
Our accreditation team visit is just two weeks away.
Bill is coming back to life on insulin and we continue to process the past six years.
I'll have some deep reflections on this.
We want his story to help others so I apologize in advance if I'm sharing too much.
Have a blessed Easter.
He lives and so do we because of it!