Beauty writer Tracy Branfield of beauty and lifestyle blog The Fashion Fox, paints the town red with the perfect winter-worthy pick from the NSI Polish Pro winter collection at Dream Nails Beauty.
If you adore a good paint job, but find that your nails chip within a day or two of an expensive mani, look no further than NSI Polish Pro. The light-cured gel nail polish is guaranteed to last longer than regular nail polish (around 10 days) giving you more bang for your buck and flawless nails for even longer. The four fabulous shades in their latest Winter Collection are the perfect hues to help you transition to the cooler weather.
NSI Polish Pro Paint
Price R210 for 60 mins
On entering Dream Nails Beauty in Cavendish Square, I was already impressed with the wide selection of wearable colours, ranging from bright rainbow hues to magpie-worthy glitters.
My nail technician, Hayle, then dazzled me with the four trendy shades in the new Winter Collection. Over the Knee is a gorgeous glitter-infused dark grey, Burgundy is the perfect wine-red, Dramatic Rush is a reddy-chocolate and Cactus Juice is a stunning teal.
Hayle filed my nails into a neat round shape and gently pushed my cuticles back. She then explained that buffing is a very necessary step before applying any gel polish to even out the nails and roughen them up a bit for better application. After some buffing, NSI Nail Pure Plus is applied to the nails to soak up any oil, which can cause the gel polish to lift off the natural nail.
The reason why gel formulas tend to last two to three times longer than regular polish is because each coat, including the base and top coat, is baked under an LED light for one minute. ‘The great thing about a Polish Pro mani is that it will stay put for at least 10 days, and the polish dries instantly so you don’t have to worry about smudging your freshly-painted nails,’ explains Hayle. After my nails were fully cured, Hayle used a few drops of cuticle oil to soften my rough cuticles and I was ready to go.
The Verdict With no down-time waiting for your nails to dry, this treatment is perfect for busy girls. I was left with incredibly glossy nails and the beautiful, rich colour garnered plenty of compliments. I continued typing away furiously on my keyboard days later with no chips in sight.
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Cavendish Square, Claremont
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