Friday, June 26, 2009

Cybelesays Special Report

I’ve had such a time with my nails my whole life. I have tried this and this and even this. Nothing seems to strengthen or allow them to grow, so I was super curious when I heard about DASHING DIVA salon’s new Gelife Soak-Off Nails. From what I read, this was a must try!



So what is this Gelife? A gel that is applied like a nail polish with each layer cured under a UV light. 2 or 3 coats of the gel is applied to each nail and then a top coat and wow, the glossiness of the finish is unbeatable, like your nails are still wet with polish but they are totally dry. You can choose from three color options, Clear, Cool Pink or Warm Pink and they are putting out more colors this fall.



But the biggest plus of these has to be the strength it gave my fragile nails and this treatment will not affect your natural nails when it's time to remove them. And the taking off is super easy. Simple soak a cotton ball in acetone, put one around each finger, wrap a piece of tin foil around it and 10 minutes later, the gel is soft and wipes right off.


It’s not really up my alley but they also have a Gelife French and from what I’ve heard, the fact that the the white tip doesn’t chip one bit, is ... revolutionary!


So how long does this all last before you need a touch up? They claim two weeks but for me it was more like 9 or 10 days, which is worth it in my eyes. The price is a little steep but if nails are you thing, I recommend trying it out.


Also the two light pink colors are really light so after about 5 days I put OPI’s Fair Dinkum Pinkum on my nails, which is what you see in this below picture.



Gelife Natural Manicure - $45
Gelife Natural Pedicure - $60
Gelife French Manicure - $60
Gelife French Tip Extension - $70

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Hi -

Do you mind if I ask you how you changed your polish color? Did you just apply it right over the gel topcoat? And did you have to apply another topcoat after that?

Also, I've heard there is a problem with some of the other gel nails because the technician has to "tuck the UV topcoat under" your nail in order for it to "seal" properly ...?

But I notice that yours are about the length I keep mine (they're lovely, BTW) and so there wouldn't be a problem having the DD nails done even when they're shorter. What do you think?


Hi M - I had to soak a cotton ball in acetone and then wrap each finger with the cotton ball on it in tin foil. I can't remember if they applied a topcoat after the color. I just tried CND's version of this called Shellac and I think it's better than DD's. Read it here:

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