Nails | Gelish Diva

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I remember the first time I got acrylic nails done. They were for my year 11 school prom. Since then (aged 16), I got into the habit of getting them done all the time. Six years on, I'm left with damaged, paper thin nails. Enough was enough. I decided that it's time I give my natural nails a chance to grow healthily.
My nails are so thin so I wasn't sure of what my options were to maintain strength and growth. I just knew that I didn't want any form of nail extensions. Over the past couple of years, I've been hearing a lot about Shellac, Gelish, etc. but I never really took time out to know what the difference was between them. 
After a quick Google search, I opted for Gelish as it's said to last longer and doesn't cause any damage to your natural nails allowing them to grow stronger. For those who don't know, Gelish is a gel nail polish which is cured with UV or LED light and lasts without chipping for about three weeks. It's especially good for those who don't have time to keep changing their polish colour or for those like me who have damaged nails. I don't know if you can tell but my middle nail was so damaged that I had to get it extended and gel put over it in order to match the length of the rest of my nails. That's why it may look bulky compared to the others.

As we're now in Autumn, I wanted something for the season so I decided to go for a deep purple in the Gelish range called 'Diva' which I feel complements my skin tone and also looks good against camel and gold tones (which I tend to wear often). I'll probably stick to dark tones for a while but I'll try to keep you updated with my polish changes.

Has anyone tried Gelish or planning to? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

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9 comments

  1. I am currently wearing a similar shade on my nails...acrylics are the worst my nails are still recovering...I haven't tried shellac unfortunately
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    1. They really are! I don't think I'm ever going back to it. You should try Gelish if you're trying to get your nails back on track x

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  3. 6years doing acrylics that's long I only had acrylics twice in 2months and I hate them. They destroyed my natural nails and my fingers were painful for a week. Pretty colour u have on ❤️

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    1. Your fingers were painful? Wow
      I don't want to go back to acrylics. I love this alternative!
      Thank you x

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  4. I love the colour.. Was looking for a gel polish too, might check this out.

    Long wearing?

    Tasty Gum Girl

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    1. Yes definitely long wearing. It will be 3 weeks on Wednesday and no signs of chipping!

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  5. Love the colour. Thankfully still a false nail virgin and my nails have been gracefully thanking me of late :)

    BLEURGH - http://www.bleurghnow.com

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    1. Thank you
      Lol you're lucky. I advise you to remain a false nail virgin!

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