Today I painted my nails in 'Speckle' from Illamasqua's latest Spring collection! I absolutely love it and wish I had every colour, it totally looks like 'mini eggs' and it applied rather nicely with 3 coats! Watch the Vine video I made HERE. (The new app that I think I'm in love with.)
RED CARPET GEL MANICURE UPDATE!
My gel manicure lasted 5 days. Not good.
I noticed a tiny chip on my right index finger the very next day but assumed that I perhaps didn't insert my finger into the lamp properly and carried on enjoying my manicure. However, the chip grew and a little bit of it peeled off.
Today on day 5 of the manicure I noticed raising creating an uneven surface on my left hand, my nails kept hooking onto things and this made me very irritated. Out of curiosity I tried to peel it off and guess what it came off!! I wasn't able to remove the entire manicure by peeling it off so had to soak it in an acetone remover wrapped with foil which did the job.Ermmmm not what you expect from a 2-3 week gel manicure! In all fairness I do plenty of cleaning, washing dishes & washing my hands a million times a day so it didn't really stand a chance? I haven't had any other type of gel manicure so can't compare. I can't even blame myself for application as a professional did it for me at the QVC event, she did 3 thin coats so I don't know what to complain about. Just that this gel manicure isn't for me!!
I have however spoken to Nicola and she says the RCM lasts 2 weeks on her with no problems, so maybe it's just me?! Furthermore, I got bored of the colour too quickly. Enough said.
What's your thoughts on 'Speckle' and gel nail polish?