Sorry about the sloppy application and equally sloppy photos. No time for clean-up. This mani is temporary. I'll be removing it tonight after work.
Yesterday, I visited yet another salon for my fill. It's actually a Day Spa and is located a block away from my house. Ironically, the girl assigned to my fill looked un-kept and did not seem like an employee at a Day Spa.. I thought she could do with some of the Spa's services herself. So as I sat in the chair feeling skeptical, I figured that if she did not stink, I'll stay for the fill.
Angel turned out to be quite pleasant-and no, she didn't stink. Aside from some cuticle blending- she did my whole fill by hand with a curved emery board. In all the years of acrylics- no one has done that-I've always been dremeled. She listened and followed through with what I wanted, and did a fantastic job. The only thing I did not like was her paint job- but that's small potatoes and I'm not sweating it.
I brought in my own color OPI Pamplona Purple, and she applied 2 coats. As my usual I asked for no topcoat. I loved their IBD nail dryers, 8 minutes and I was out the door dry.
If my fill doesn't lift, I'll be going back to Angel.
3 coats OPI Pamplona Purple
1 coat CND Effects Crimson Sparkle
1 coat Seche
Stencil for masking
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