Last week we christened our little Star, I will be posting some pics shortly. With so many things to do in preparation for the event, I decided to take some time out and treat myself to a salon gel manicure.
I went for a sensible shade and chose Shellac Tropix, a gorgeous pinky coral which you can see below. This photo was taken over a week after the gel was applied which is why you can see some regrowth and some wear on the tips, I still think it looks pretty good though considering how long I've had it on.
I'm trying to work out why the salon gel lasts longer than my DIY manicures, I watched the application process carefully and I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. So, I think it it's this: when I have a salon mani, I am less likely to peel off the colour as I know I don't have a bottle back home to redo it! Simple as that!
I have never bought any Shellac colours to try at home, the quality is great but I find their colour selection a little uninspiring. Tropix is I think the colour that you see in the Shellac adverts, it's lovely and I think I may have to invest in this shade :)