Friday, October 7, 2011

Shellac Rock Royalty & a bit of a Nails Ramble


So I am off to New York in the morning, and I wanted to have nice care-free nails while I'm there, and I also had a City Deal voucher that needed to be used up so I toddled off and got Shellac-ed (Shellacked?) again during the week. I went for Rock Royalty, a deep purple - I'd go with a nice autumnal colour, I thought, but turns out its gonna be scorchio in NYC, over the weekend at least :-) 


It's a lovely colour and all, and I was happy with the manicure at first but when I got on the Luas and inspected it in decent light, turns out it was shocking. Exhibit A: 


The polish on three of the nails on my right hand was kind of puckered, causing it to lift up off the nail, and then of course chip off. I suspect this was something to do with the lamp - both hands were done with different lamps. I won't name and shame the salon as I've had a good manicure in there before. I suppose I should have gone back and complained and asked for it to be fixed, but I just didn't have time to go back into town this week, so I went and got the three nails redone in a local nail place today - couldn't be going around NY with crappy nails! 

So anyway, even before this, I was thinking I have to quit my Shellac habit - I own an obscene amount of nail polish and it's pretty much getting ignored lately. So I'm gonna try and get my nails into some kind of decent condition so I'm not so tempted by Shellac. To this end, I purchased a bottle of Nailtiques Forumla 2 nail treatment to start using once I'm done with this manicure. Is there anything else you would recommend? My major problem is peeling. 


Also is there anything that I MUST buy in New York?! I'm trying to limit my cosmetic spending to stuff that you can't get here, or that is way cheaper there - suggestions welcome! 
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