So I gave in. I did away with the traditional manicure of base coat, color, and top coat. Today I opted for the OPI Axxium Soak-Off Gel Mani. Well....it takes a little longer, but the en result is wonderful!!! Guess what the best part is??? NO DRYING TIME!!! Who cares if the actual manicure takes longer. I can rummage in my bag (for keys) without ruining my freshly painted nails!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOO!! For that reason alone I am sure to get this done again.
This manicure promises to last at least 2 weeks (or more) without chipping. I am going to have to test this myself. Now when I do dishes, I do not wear rubber gloves. I know I should, but I don't (stop scolding me). Most of the time the dishwasher does that job anyway. At work I am constantly on the computer, if not having to fix someones issue with a computer, I work with books and I have kids. I guess this is all normal wear and tear on a manicure. My "normal" manicure usually lasts about a week and a half before seeing the tip of my nail or some chips. So 2 weeks without a chip sounds wonderful.
The picture below shows my fresh OPI Axxium Soak-Off Gel Mani. I will post another pic next week to see what it looks like and I will continue from there. I hope this was worth the money.