7-day Nail Polish Challenge xPosted on: January 20, 2015 by Yummo Mummo
I had heard some great things about new nail polish technologies that were gel like without having to expose your nails to the UV light. I LOVE the look of Gel polish and I love how it stays on so well, BUT I hate what it does to my nails. I feel it takes twice as long to repair my nails than I it did the time I got to enjoy the Gel manicure. So I set out to see if I could still achieve the look, but without the damage. I applied 3 coats and over 7 days just watched and waited, and took some pictures for you along they way so you could see for yourself. As a Mum of three little ones, my feet hit the ground running each morning and my hands are constantly cleaning, washing, sorting & holding all day long. It’s obvious to me I am just the person to see if this nail polish can stand up to some heat from this busy YummoMummo. Some important points I kept my eye out for while on my nail challenge watchdog was:
- Would it need touching up?
- Would it keep it’s shine?
- Would it handle my pan hands lifestyle?
- Would it chip? Oh lordy, I hope not!
|Day 1. The challenge is on like donkey kong!
Nailsinc Gel Effect in ‘New Oxford Street’. $14.
|Day 2. Sunday. A day of rest, but still never enough time to just sit down and file my nails.|
|Day 3. Monday. Crazy busy morning doing Monday morning errands, these hands sure got a work out. Day ended with four loads of laundry to fold.|
|Day 4. Tuesday. Did a bit of pot scrubbing and cleaning out the fridge. Got a workout at the gym that evening.|
|Day 7. Last day for the challenge. They survived.|
The verdict – I think if I could of done touch ups throughout the challenge, they would of lasted even better as I did start to see some chipping about Day 6. The polish did start to lose it’s shine about Day4/5, but that didn’t surprise me. But all in all, this nail polish stood up to the day to day challenges of a busy Mum of three little ones. Bravo!
And another great thing is…. it came off super easy and with no UV damage. Hooray!
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