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!


  1. Are you able to purchase the OPI Gell Axxium Soak-off in a regular nail supply store without a license? Also, what other products did you have to purchase for this system (light, top coat, base coat, etc)?

    Like you, I have to have my nails painted at all times but can't stand that they are beautiful on day one then chip by day 2 or 3. I'd love to have some feedback if you have a chance. Thanks!


  2. you should try out their new GelColor soak off system! it's much better than Axxium soak offs and a dream to apply! i do love axxium enhancements though. (i'm trained in both!)

  3. Now I totally have to go visit you!

  4. i have gel on my nails at all times i love how strong it makes them. i can't handle how thin my real nails are. I get my nails done at a salon every two weeks and pay 30 dollars. but i must it really worth it to do it at home? it seems like a lot of work and that it would be very hard to do yourself, (no bubbles, ripples, etc). Honestly Is it a lot of work? Im not sure if I would like to do it at home but I'm worried that I won't be able to do it as good as they do at the salon. what do you think?!

  5. This is sooo cute!:D I'm definitely joining your site:D

  6. i just tried gel nails for the first time last week. so far so good, they are super shiny and pretty but my thumb started peeling a few days ago. bummer!
    your nails are so fun-gonna try something soon!


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