Bio Seaweed Gelous

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There is a new product that is finally hitting nail salons–Bio Seaweed Gel! As its website states, Bio Seaweed Gel has the nail industry’s fastest and most gentle soak-off. Removal only takes 10 minutes, without dehydrating, weakening or staining natural nails which makes this a healthier choice for your nails.

The picture to the right shows my set of Bio Seaweed Gel nails. I went to a small salon in Trinity, Fla called Boutique Nails, where they are known for Bio Seaweed Gel. I paid $35 for the application process of two colors, but it is only $30 for one color.

I got my nails done over Christmas break and they lasted for a month. I was so impressed about how natural they looked and how strong they were.

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The picture to the left is the picture I took after I had the nails on for a month. I still believe they would have lasted longer if I didn’t have spring volleyball, which is the reason for the big chunk missing on my middle finger.

These were probably the best gel nails I ever had. (Compared to regular Gel Shallac) Not to mention how cool the design of the nail was.

When I took off the Bio Seaweed Gel I used 100% acetone (Kroger brand) and soaked the nails in the acetone for about 10 minutes. After soaking them I gently rubbed off the Bio Seaweed Gel with a cuticle pusher.

IMG_5973I was very impressed when I got the Bio Seaweed Gel off. My nails were not dehydrated, thin or stained. The picture to the right shows my nails after I took off the gel.

Overall I was extremely happy with my first Bio Seaweed Gel experience. This is definitely worth the money spent. You receive beautiful long-lasting nails that don’t chip, dehydrate your nails or stain your nails. I couldn’t ask for anything better.

50 Shades of Nail Polish

IMG_6058Whoever said you could never have too much nail polish was right! There are many different brands and shades of nail polish. Some good brands that I would suggest would be OPI, Essie and China Glaze.

OPI has a starting price of eight dollars and contain .5 oz of product. The polish will normally last a week without chipping. Not only does the polish last longer on the nails but it also last longer in the bottle without the properties of the nail polish changing itself. This is depending on how much you do with your hands. I love the way OPI goes on. With almost all the shades you only need two thin coats. I also found that the brush is what makes the polish much easier to apply.

Essie like OPI has a starting price of eight dollars and contain .5 oz of product but only last about five days without chipping, but I also found that when IMG_6057painting the nails with Essie no matter what color you use, you have to apply more and thicker coats than the standard two; I find this somewhat of a waste of polish. The brush for Essie is a tad smaller than OPI but still applies nicely.

China Glaze is slightly less expensive starting at $4.50 and also containing .5 oz of product. This polish will last up to three days before chipping, also depending on how much you do with your hands. China Glaze is made by the same company as OPI so the way the nail polish goes on is almost the same. Unlike OPI, China Glaze doesn’t last as long and the brush is not the best when it comes to applying the polish.

The biggest color selections would have to be OPI closely followed by Essie. Spending a couple extra dollars and few more minutes in the nail polish isle looking for the perfect shade can truly make the difference.

If you have any other brand suggestions that you like, let me know by leaving a comment below. I would love to give them a try!