Let’s Get Frosty!

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Happy new year!

This is Gelish Let’s Get Frosty over Nailite’s UV gel polish called Sand (which I believe is a retired color).  I used ASP Form-a-Nail nail forms to add a protective layer to my natural nails using Nailite’s Sand, then applied 3 coats of Let’s Get Frosty.  (Note that Let’s Get Frosty is more silver than you see in the photo above; applying it over the colored gel altered the final shade a bit.)

The photo was taken after about a week, so you can see how well these held up. I was really happy with these; I kept them on for about a week and a half, and the only reason I re-did them is that I wanted to have time to do a new set before I go back to work in the new year.

I love my Gelish! What about you? Are you wearing any colors from the Gelish winter or Holiday collections?

Silver carve

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For this design I painted all my nails, except the middle fingers, with Gelish Tinsel My Fancy from the holiday 2015 Red Matters collection.  I painted the middle fingers with two coats of Gelish Black Shadow and cured each coat thoroughly.  Then, I painted the middle of these nail with a thick coat of Tinsel My Fancy and carved the design into it using a small dotting tool.  When I was happy with the design, I cured it.

Silver Lightning

For this design  I used Minx nail apps in Silver Lightning:

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As you can see, my nails are very short but I still had problems with the apps bunching and wrinkling.  I heated the apps on a lamp before apply and I found that it helped during application, but about three hours later new wrinkles had appeared.

Bottom line: I was very disappointed by this professional product.  I’m sure I’d have to use acrylic or gel to “flatten out” my nails in order for them to look any better.

I’ll try to remember to post an update later about how long they stayed on and how well the apps held up.

UPDATE: After three days the nails looked terrible and I simply peeled off the app.  The edges were worn away and tattered.  Yuck!