I’m sure all girls will agree with me that getting your nails done is one of the best feelings in the world with well deserved pamper you time. I’ve been through all the nail stages from painting my nails when I was in high school to gelish nails and polygel in Varsity. I am always looking to try new things which is why I jumped at the chance to try the new nail system gelish dip.
What is gelish dip you may be wondering?
Well in a nutshell dip your nails in some powder and come out with beautifully manicured talons. No lamps or amazing painting skills required.
Basically it Gelish and acrylic having a baby. Not as soft and flexible as gel but not quite so hard as traditional acrylic. Which equals lighter and thinner coats , and not prone to cracks and chipping like acrylic nails.
Rather than requiring ninja like skills in applying the perfect layers of polish which must not touch the cuticle and spending time drying your nails under a lamp, your nail technician applies a base coat, dips your nails into a pigmented powder, tap nail to get excess of skin, repeat, buff, and voila. The whole process takes less than 30 minutes, ideal for the normal busy ladies on the go! It’s odorless too. The colour sticks to the nail and not the cuticles.
How long does a Gelish Dip mani last?
I would say you can push it for 3 weeks. Basically it is glued to your nails until your natural nail growth pushes the colour up. You can even do a fill not like gelish where you can’t fill although with the amazing colour selection I recommend a change. It does not chip and the colour does not fade and keeps it’s shine. I would mention though that this does not give you as glossy finish as a normal gelish or gel but still a bit of gloss.
Where can I get a Gelish Dip manicure?
At all Sorbet Salons but some other salons may stock it too.
How do you remove?
Easily via a soak off but 15 minutes longer than a gelish polish. So about 20 minutes.
How much does it cost?
Around R300 on average.