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hi all have a couple of posh things coming up tomorrow and next week so thinking of having these done.
what I find with regular nail polish is that the edges peel really fast - even done with care, base coat, top coat etc. So I'm thinking to do the gel to avoid this problem but will it happen anyway or are gel nails really that good?
I've had them 4 times and twice they've peeled. Plus they're a total PITA to remove compared to regular polish. Special occasions only and keep a matching bottle of polish for touch-ups is the only way for me now.
I have mine done every 2 weeks. Mine don't peel generally but if I have been doing a lot of diy they can lift slightly. I just take them off and wait for my next appointment. £30 is expensive but then again I am in Scotland and pay less than half of that.
Mine cost 36, I have the gel taken off and then reapplied at the salon. My nails grow very quickly with it on and yes it does look a bit odd when you have a gap at the bottom! However, I've not found it a PITA to remove.
They last weeks depending on how quickly your nails grow.
I also have a home kit which I use in between salon visits when necessary.
I pay £15 for a gel polish on my own nails as they are nicely shaped and long, first couple of times they peeled after a week. Went to someone else and these have never peeled and last minimum 2 weeks, up to 4/5.
I have shellac every three weeks or so. They start to lift from the edges at about the three week point, but that just helps them off easier with acetone. Shellac (and similar like Gelish or OPI gel) works very well for me. I usually do removal at home before I go to the salon. I'm in the US and I pay $25-30.