I like to get my nails done sometimes, especially if I am job hunting or otherwise need to look especially nice. It’s always my real nails- I will not get fake nails, like acrylic or whatever. It icks me out to think of all the bacteria, molds, and fungus that can get under there between the real and the fake… ew. I like a French manicure, cut square, with pink.
However, it doesn’t last nearly long enough for what I’ve been paying. $25 (including tip) for it, and it starts chipping and peeling the next day? I don’t even have my hands in water that much- normal hand washing and showering, and I wear gloves if I’m washing dishes, etc. This isn’t acceptable- it should last longer!
Last week when I got a manicure, the girl offered, for $3 extra, to put “gel” on top, and she said it would make them last longer. It didn’t- it started peeling one or two days later, but looked even worse than a top coat peeling, because it had a dark outline to it, so it peeling looks like crap.
I know they advise you to put on a clear top coat every day to help maintain your manicure, but even that doesn’t seem to help much.
My question is- are there any manicure techniques that last longer, that don’t involve fake nails? What’s the deal with the new gel nails? Anybody?
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.