Being a consultant, I have to be presentable on the occasions that we interact with clients. However, I tear fingernail polish up. Like, I can't get through a one-day meeting typically, much less a multi-day conference wtih nails done. So, traditionally I've just gotten a pedicure and then had my hands either just cleaned up or possibly buffed.
Enter Shellac. Last weekend, we went to Dallas for my niece's birthday party and then Paul and the boys headed back to Dallas while I stayed in the metroplex for a conference. Right after they left, I ran to a nail salon to get a pedicure and my fingernails cleaned up. Part way through they asked if I wanted polish on my nails as well. I explained that I tear them up too much and so I just wanted them cleaned. So they offered Shellac.
Here's immediately after:
Now, ten days later, the only chip is still on that finger and I think it's still looking pretty good:
My full report will have to be after I get it removed. Apparently you have to either get it off at a nail salon or buy pure acetone to remove it. But, with it lasting this long, maybe I'll just replace it.
But seriously, this stuff has been out for almost a year and a half, how come no one had told me?!?