Me after a gel mani in 2010 The popular UV Gel manicure has been becoming a service commonly offered at nail salons across the globe. Whether it's OPI Axxium, CND Shellac, or Jellish, the no-chip, no-smudge, two-week life cycle mani/pedi is quite attractive. I would know—I tried out both...

Tried and tested, I give you SensatioNAIL, an at-home gel manicure kit. The Starter Kit ($60) , sold in your local CVS and Wal-Mart retailers, comes in one of two basic colors (a raspberry pink or a great basic all-purpose blue-red) as well as a primer, base and top coat and LED light with a...

According to a just-released study by the Skin Cancer Foundation, research has shown that ultraviolet radiation-emitting devices are carcinogenic to humans, and that includes our beloved gel manicure UV curing lamps. "Although studies have shown that the skin cancer risk associated with...

Although Hale describes the skin cancer risk for gel manicures as "very low," it is not insignificant enough to ignore. The statement indicates that the risk is greatest for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common skin cancer. "SCC is mainly caused by chronic UV exposure and is...

Ladies and Queens, there is finally a manicure that lasts for two to three weeks, is sure proof, and will not fail! The new OPI Axxium Gel Manicure is all the rage and can be found at a nail salon near you. Instead of regular nail polish, OPI Axxium Gel Manicure uses a substance that I could...

By Jocelyn - Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 2:14pm Recently I got my hands on Sally's At-Home Gel Manicure kit, and I firmly believe this little machine will put your local manicurist out of business. It's so easy to use, so quick, so FUN, you'll never want to pay for that shellac manicure...

" gel done - gel is more expensive to do and requires special products, and the procedure requires the nails to be filed using an electric file (gel adheres better to a rough surface) - and the technician doing the gel manicure nicked her skin in the process, and proceeded to soak her hand in...

Share Image courtesy of CND As if it weren't hard enough to keep a good manicure, now dermatologists are raising concerns about the safety of gel manicures. Shellac, a polish by Creative Nail Design , or CND, is painted on like regular nail polish, except that it's hardened under a UV...

This helps the gel loosen up and slide off. Still, you may have to file some off. When you or your manicurist does the removal process right (it shouldn't hurt), you don't damage your real nails and yes, your gel manicure does last from 10 days to two weeks so the soaking is worth it. Long...

So, when we saw this at-home gel manicure — it promises to give you a long-lasting, salon-quality gel manicure in the comfort of your own home — there was almost a throwdown in the office over who got to take it for a spin. When the dust cleared, it was Global Editor Connie Wang who walked...

 

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