Last night I had to do a quickie gel and color change, and the polish I used was Color Club Kiss Me Mistletoe from their Scent-suous Holiday Collection. It's a light green foil, very well pigmented (two coats was plenty), and it smells like a mistletoe scented candle. I've had it on for close to twenty-four hours, and it's worth noting that the fragrance is pretty much gone while the others I've tried from this collection have stayed pleasantly scented for a couple of days.
I was dreading changing the soak-off gel base I've had for a little over a week because I initially applied it to repair two cracks, and I really hate doing repairs. I took a short nap yesterday and in that weird half-asleep state waking up, saw a teeny edge of gel lifted from a nail, decided I'd change it when I got home late, and peeled off a big piece. I have no idea why it would make sense to do the last part, but evidently it did. On this gel application, I violated all manufacturers' suggestions and didn't do any of the prep (buffing, primer, bonder) to see if it would hold and make the removal easier. It turned out to be a good but inconvenient decision - when I was washing my hair to go out last night, I kept feeling that peeled edge snag, so once I was done with my hair I peeled it again, and the soak off gel and polish peeled off just like a regular manicure will in the pool after you've been swimming for a couple of hours.
When the that one came off completely, I started trying to get the others to do the same while still under the super hot shower, and it worked surprisingly easily - I scraped a corner of each nail with the opposite thumbnail to get an edge to come up, and once the edge lifted I could peel it right off with ease. So that made for one of the easiest removals of anything I've ever had, but had to be somewhere shortly and suddenly had bare nails. With the cold, they'd break right away while bare, so I went with drip-dry hair and no makeup in order to at least get some gel on them. I felt like I was in one of those Lee nail repair kit commercials from the 80's.
Re-doing the glue on the cracks then applying and curing the Gelicure base and sealer took only twenty minutes, so I figured I'd get the polish on and be done with it. I used two coats of Kiss Me Mistletoe and one of Essie Good to Go, and it dried fast and smelled really good. I'm a little sad that the smell is gone, because I kept finding myself sniffing it! I took a picture just a bit ago in the last afternoon sunlight.
|Color Club Kiss Me Mistletoe Nail Polish, Two Coats|
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