I have to confess something. I did something very stupid, ladies. I got a set of acrylic nails put on. I got tired of the horrendous bends and dips in my nails and wanted them to look perfect. That’s not too much to ask, is it? While they looked good initially, my nails are now acrylic free after soaking them in 20 minutes of acetone and filing them to within an inch of their life last night. They are in a very sad, paper thin state right now so for now, I want to remember my faux-nails as they were before the great soak off. Right now they are tender and sensitive to almost everything. I will never put on another set of acrylic nails again in my life.
Their last acceptable state was with OPI’s Silver Shatter with Don’t Know… Beets Me underneath. I LOVE the shade underneath, it is fantastic for summer. I scored a lot of compliments with this shade on my tips. I like the contrast between the magenta and the silver so Silver Shatter went on top. I like the way Silver Shatter applied. I picked up a bottle of Sally Hansen’s gold equivalent and it was very thin and barely cracked at all. Silver Shatter has a much better application. It has a wider brush and a thicker formula but it applies evenly if you work quickly. I wish it cracked a little more but at that time, I was happy with the results. I’m now shatter/crackle obsessed. I am trying to hunt down OPI’s Turquoise Shatter and have the China Glaze Crackle Metals to show you soon.
Right now I have a couple coats of Perfect Formula’s Gel Coat Strengthener from QVC on my nails but I feel like I’m not doing enough. What do you turn to when your nails are in need of a SOS? I’d love to hear suggestions from you, I need your help! Not being a nail gal has me at a disadvantage here. My gal Bren at So Much Pretty suggested Seche Vite Rebuild.