Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Love Pink Collection - $10.95 - in a collection of pretty pinks including: Pinky Promise, Pink Cadiliaquer, Rosey Riviter, Pinky Rings, Pink Up, Pink Tank and my testing shade - Pretty Piggy - that offer a 2-step gel manicure with no light needed for up to 14 days of colour and shine and easy removal.
Day 1 - two coats of colour and one coat of top coat - I didn't realize until I saw the pic that I had managed to topcoat my finger too! I have never had even a salon gel manicure before - I have commitment issues so really had no interest in a polish colour that lasts that long - plus they sound like such a pain to remove that I've never bothered.
Day 8 - this is as long as I could stand to keep the same colour on - as you can see, the colour has grown out but hasn't chipped (please ignore the cuticules), I didn't redo the top coat or anything and it's even still pretty shiny. I don't have long nails but I have busy nails so normally I would have lots of chips if I left my colour on this long - I type a lot (obviously) and am always using my nails to scrape and poke at things! I was also pleased to discover that it came off as easily as regular nail polish - one swipe and it was gone!
Available now at drug and mass retailers across Canada.
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!