Nail polish, don’t chip me off!

by Migdalia


What I really wanted to say, was piss me off.  I love manicures but never get them.  I rather go with unpolished nails than spend the money for a manicure that lasts me 5 hours.  At my job I am constantly looking at proofs and artwork.  Working with people and having to point out areas in the graphics that need a little attention.  

Yet what actually needed attention were my nails.  

I would at times tuck in my fingers to avoid showing my unpolished nails.  I felt they made me look sloppy or lazy. 

I thought I would never find something simple, until now… 

Although this nail polish has been around for about a year or so, I don’t think it caught on as much as it probably should have.  I only recently found out about it.  Shellac nails, gelac or gel nails - it goes by several different names- is amazing.  Unlike harsh acrylic nails, this manicure product goes over your natural nail and gets heat set with UV lights.  It seals onto your nails for 2 weeks!  I finally tried it 3 days ago and my nails are still great.  I’d rather pay the $20 or so then spend $7 -$10 on a regular manicure that will fail me within hours.  

I clean, cook, work hard, chase children, drive and the nails are still on point. I love it. Do yourself a favor and at least try it. Add it to your day of beauty, mine in Sundays. I won’t be skipping the manicures any more and because it lasts so long without getting ruined, I wouldn’t have to do it every Sunday. 

Psst…they now have an at home kit selling through Ulta! LOVE! 

I think that’s my next stop. :) 

Have you used Shellac/Gel nails? 

See Ms. Latina’s experience with Gel Nails by clicking HERE.

Post was written by Jeanette, a Latina On a Mission contributing writer, who still manages to make looking Latinalicious fácil/easy while working full-time and caring for her family!


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    About the Author

    Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and two Australian Shepherds. When not chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media. Migdalia gets her glam on as a Glambassador. She also knows that beauty begins on the inside; as a result, she promotes heart health as a Go Red for Women and Go Red Por Tu Corazon Spokesperson, the Spanish version of Go Red.

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    1 Ely October 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Great post, I want to try this, cuz whenever I went to get a manicure it last for a day or so, cuz I’m always washing dishes, cleaning the house, never last more tahn a day.
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