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Nails to be gel-ish of…

beautiful model with curly hair and purple manicureIf you ask us, there’s no better way to spend a girlie night in than gossiping, eating popcorn and painting your nails! There’s nothing better than experimenting with your friends with all sorts of different colours and brands – and these days there are no end of novelty polishes to aid us on our way. One problem though – they never last long enough! Most nail varnishes seem to have a two day life span before cracks appear and they start to peel and need repainting. That’s why I couldn’t wait to get a gel manicure and see what all the fuss was about…

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After I stepped into the salon and was shown to my treatment room, my beautician set about tidying my cuticles and preparing my nails for the gel polish. I then picked a bright purple varnish from a selection of equally fantastic colours and watched as it was painted onto my nails and dried under UV light. Three layers and half an hour later we were done. It was well worth it – a week later and my nails look just as shiny as when I left the salon. After a weekend away there are still no sign of chips, and my makeup bag feels lighter without having to carry a varnish around for emergency top ups. I’ve had tons of compliments so far, and I’m intrigued to see just how long they’ll last. So my nail obsession continues – with tons of funky nail art designs available in salons, I’ve got a few ideas about what I want next…