Saturday, July 3, 2010

I Love Saturdays And a Shellac & Minx update

I love waking up before the rest of the house and starting a pot of coffee and then sitting back and catching up on all the blog posts I have missed. There are so many amazing nail blogs out there, that I can't possibly read them all every day. So I enjoy my quiet Saturday mornings to go through the ones I missed and getting inspired before I do my own swatching for the week. I know a lot of people that enjoy sleeping in on the weekends, but I enjoy the early morning silence. aaahhhh....


Well unfortunately I have to cut my enjoyment off early today since I brought work home for the weekend. I know, I know, blah work! But hey it's got to get done, and I feel like I can't get it all done in the office. I probably could if I stayed late more often, but being a mom, that isn't always an option, so I bring it home and do the work while everyone else sleeps. The joys of motherhood!


I wanted to post an update on Shellac & Minx. I hate to say it, but the Shellac made it 5 days on my hands! That is it! It started peeling on day 5. I noticed it peeling after my fun "surfing" incident I posted last week. So I am attributing it to that. My toes however are still looking perfect! I can't believe how perfect. The Shellac is not budging and neither is the Minx! I put Solar Oil on nightly and it really looks like I just got the pedicure still. I think I am going to continue to use Shellac on my toes, and pass on my hands. Amazingly enough, I am testing a new polish right now(more details on it soon) and I have had this manicure on since Monday and it is not budging. No chipping or anything. I want to keep testing it, but I am dying to change it!  Chanel Paradoxal is just sitting there calling my name. I was going to change it last night, but then my family wanted to play cards and so I joined them instead of doing my nails. Maybe today. We'll see.


Anyway here is my Shellac Manicure on Day 1


And here it is on Day 5
Removal was a piece of cake. I drenched my cuticles in Solar Oil and then I soaked a cotton ball in acetone and put it on my nail and then wrapped it in Aluminium Foil and waited 10 minutes. When I removed the foil the Shellac was in pieces and I just had to wipe it off. Amazing.


Here is a picture of my Minx & Shellac pedicure on Day 1 


And here it is today - a week and a half later (Sorry for the crappy phone pic on this one)
Isn't it amazing how good this still looks? I have been to the beach so many times since getting this. I am so impressed. Just a bit disappointed in the manicure. I guess I will just have to give myself a really good manicure before going home for my brother's wedding and hoping for the best. Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!

5 comments:

  1. good to know about the shellac! i want to try on my toes too!

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  2. Wow! It really did NOT work out on the mani huh? Yikes!! Glad it's easy to remove.I feel like we can buy these and do them at home with the UV light... what do you think?

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  3. That's kinda disappointing about the mani, but the pedi looks great! Especially after being to the beach a couple times.

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  4. Interesting it only lasted 5 days...

    You will love Paradoxal!!!

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  5. Thanks for the Shellac update! Too bad tat it didn't last on your tips. Was wishing I could use this on my tips for long vacations/trips!

    I totally love the Minx though and after reading so many disheartening reviews about Minx's staying power, your review and photos are a ray of light. :)

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