Over the years I’ve tried most types of nail applications: silk, acrylic and gel trying to achieve a shiny nail that is long-lasting. Some have been more successful than others (why didn’t someone tell me not to wash a car after I just got acrylic nails)? Gel nails are long-lasting but it’s hard to commit to the lengthy application and take off process. Now I think I have found the perfect solution: Gel Lab Pro polish by Deborah Lippmann. There are so many pluses to this nail polish: it comes in a variety of beautiful colors, you can apply it yourself (or have your manicurist do it), there is a base and top coat that further extend the long wearing time, no damage to nails, and you apply and take off just like any other regular nail polish.
Available at Barney’s New York