Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mani watch: day 2

It takes a lot to blow my mind.

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."

9 comments:

Nora said...

Ooooh! I was gonna ask how you liked it. Looks great. Keep me posted on how long it lasts. Might have to add this to my facial. Does it work as a pedicure too?

Jennifer Worick said...

Yes! I want to get the pedi next.

Softflexgirl said...

Keep us posted on how long this lasts. I can't stand chipped polish on my fingernails either. :)

Anonymous said...

This would be perfect as a pedicure. I bet it would last a month.

Jennifer Worick said...

Jessica said that someone was going on 10 WEEKS with a pedicure. Wrap your mind around that.

Punkinhead said...

Very cool! Love the "jewels not tools" comment - but it's completely unrealistic in my life. It would require that I be married to someone else.

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kendy said...

Good Content.

Today while I was surfing the Internet, I came across several interesting articles talking about UV nail lamps and how to use
them with gel nail application. I also happened to visit this site Gel-Nails and found amazing variety of pedicure kit which

I think is really cool. And what’s best above all is the super discount that you can get which is 50% and more also for most
of the products. I guess this is a great offer to grab as there is free global shipping also over a minimum purchase order. So if you are
looking out to save money after having spent on gel nails, then check out the great offers here. Maybe you may find much more than what you are looking for as I did.

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