Nail polish, don’t chip me off!

by Migdalia Rivera


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!


About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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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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