Spa Scotta's new manicure made my head explode. I don't usually rave about spa treatments but I have to gush for a minute and spread the word and the love.
I rarely get manicures because I hate spending money on something that only lasts a day or two. My polish always chips and I cannot stand looking unkempt with even one chipped nail so I always take it off when I spot a chink in my fingernail armor.
Yesterday, I got to experience a manicure with Axxium Gel Lacquer, a process that uses a gel-like color and UV light on each coat to cure the color. After each coat, the nail was completely dry. After the entire process, the color was dry and hard. The best part about this is that it is supposed to last TWO WEEKS! Can you wrap your mind around this? Think about it: workaholics, brides about to honeymoon, women about to give birth, harried moms, frequent travelers, chicks like me who don't like to spend on a transitory service can all enjoy a long-lasting manicure without fear of it chipping or dulling.
I'm only on day two of my Big Apple Red mani but I'm the eternal optimist about beauty products and I have every confidence that this manicure service (only available in Seattle at Spa Scotta) is going to go the distance. Meanwhile, I'm going to heed Spa Scotta owner Jessica Campell's advice to treat my nails as "jewels, not tools."