Have any of you tried gel manicures? Aren’t they almost the best thing invented since Popeyes? Like many of you, my nail polish NEVER EVER last for more than 2-3 days before it starts chipping. This post stems from my mild love with Gelish’s You’re So Sweet, You’re Giving Me A Toothache (sounds like an extremely corny pick up line which might work if the guy’s REALLY cute!) from the Candy Land Collection.
I was first introduced to this gel color while in Miami last month and instantly fell in love w/ the pale pink color. OPI’s Shellac, Romantique, comes close in color although it’s a bit more whitish. And for me, I prefer Gelish b/c I’ve noticed that my nails stay chip free longer.
Anyhow, I was craving You’re So Sweet, You’re Giving Me A Toothache so I recreated the color using 2 of my favorite Essie colors. I have to say, it turned out pretty darn close!
A few nights ago, while the hubby and baby fell asleep, I gave myself a paint job. This is usually when I do my nails, extremely late at night when there’s no distraction. Imagine having to calm a baby while your nails are wet! And I ALWAYS use a speedy quick dry top coat just in case Ms. Zoey wakes up and demand mommy’s attention, immediately.
While FIJI is a GREAT color, it’s a challenge to apply b/c the consistency is very chalky and can be streaky. The first coat will make you wanna give up strutting this color b/c it’s streaky galore. Hold your horses ladies, the second coat comes on A LOT smoother. After the second coat of FIJI, I applied a third coat of Mademoiselle which is really sheer and thin. This helps smooth out and tone down the harsh chalky look of FIJI.
If you are a Chanel user, Ballerina is a good option although it’s creamier and more sheer than FIJI. All of which are great light nail color options for the upcoming summer days or for the bride to be.
Go get nailed.
‘Til next post, Kellie.