You may have seen my mid-week update (here) in which I showed you how last week's mani lasted through the week. I don't plan on doing this every week, but wanted to for the first one to give you an idea of how I got on.
This week I have gone for a different colour and have used my gel kit again to give it a lasting finish (hopefully!)
This week, I have chosen one of my favourite polishes in my collection, Merino Cool by Essie. This is a fairly recent addition to my collection which I bought after falling in love with it at first sight over on Instagram. I bought mine from Superdrug in store.
|No. 7 Nail Cleanse & Prime|
Essie - Merino Cool
Gel Touch Top Coat and LED Lamp
It is, for me, that perfect colour somewhere between purple and grey. For some reason, it makes me think of elephants...which is really bizarre as I've never seen a purple tinted elephant! (Who knows how our minds work?!)
I have topped the colour with my United Beauty Gel Touch kit again (as described in my first post), and I prepped my nails with the same No. 7 nail primer.
|Mani in progress|
I know that last time I wore Merino Cool, I was impressed with its staying power, and that was just with an ordinary Seche Vite top coat. I'm looking forward seeing how it gets on with the gel touch top coat.
Last week when I was reviewing how my nails had lasted, I happened to find some instructions in the box that the gel touch top coat was in, which I hadn't seen previously. The instructions recommended wiping over your painted nails with the alcohol wipe, before applying the top coat. I have done that this time to see if it helps at all.
I'll let you know next week how I get on. Have a great week!
I just wanted to add a little 'P.S.' to this post, just to let you know that my blog will not be solely featuring nail products until the end of time. I have been busily photographing all sorts of other products and planning lots of other content, which I hope to have with you soon. Thanks for bearing with me!