Monday, April 16, 2012

Cajun Shrimp Try #2

Last time I used OPI Gel Axxium Soak-off Cajun Shrimp, I wasn't 100% pleased.
Though of course I didn't say anything about it at the time.
It didn't dry shiny, and I think that's because of all the acrylic paint I used for the nail art.

 This time, however, they're shiny.
They're smooth.
They're wonderful!
I can't wait to see how long they last.

*As a side note, I have had a couple comments asking about purchasing Axxium. Axxium is NOT available for purchase at regular beauty supply stores without a license. I purchased most of my supplies from Cosmoprof (with my friend who DOES have a license). The rest of the items I purchased on eBay.
Minimum Axxium requirements are OPI Bond Aid, soak-off gel base, a soak-off color, either the soak-off clear overlay or the UV top-sealer and a UV light. Mine is the IBD Jet 5000. I've wanted to try OPI Gelcolor, but I'm not sure if my lamp would cure it, since Gelcolor requires LED as well as UV. I hope that helps!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Minnie Mouse Polka Dots

Remember how I mentioned last week that I was going to dabble in some gel nails?
This is my first try at OPI Soak-Off Gel Axxium... and I love it!
I used Cajun Shrimp and dotted on some polka dots with white acrylic paint.
I haven't done full-on polka dot nails in a long time... but I really like them!

Do you use Gel Axxium?
I'm a huge fan so far! 
I've had these on for a week and there is NO CHIPPING! 
Love ♥

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