Review: O.P.I Gel Nails
REVIEW: I have no nails because I moved house. Sounds strange but it's true.
I used to be a horrific nail biter, gnawing them until they bled, but thankfully I quit the habit at 16.
The only nibbling that happens now is (very occasionally) when I'm writing, deep in thought, and only when my nails are naked.
Hence why I always have painted nails, and keep spare bottles of lacquer in my top drawers just in case.
But moving puts your whole life in boxes and in those boxes went my polish.
I went one week happily without a chew, but last week's feature article had me focused, and before my story was halfway written I felt my hands creeping into my gob.
By the time the story was done my once lovely nails had been diminished to small raggedy stubs. It was awful.
I still can't access my boxes for another two weeks and with more features due I fear my entire fingers will end up bitten off.
A clever friend recommended O.P.I Gel lacquer. It was exactly what I needed to tide me over. Unlike acrylic nails, O.P.I Gels take all of a few minutes to apply.
They are essentially a nail polish, but made of 100 per cent gel, which after being set for a brief period under LED light will retain its gloss and shine and rock solid qualities for up to three weeks.
Prices differ from salon to salon for O.P.I Gel nail lacquers, but generally start at $30.
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