Monday, March 7, 2011

Must Have Monday: Axxium Gel Manicure by OPI

Last Monday I headed over to my favorite nail salon, MRS NAILS in Branford for my weekly manicure.  I decided to see what all the hype was about and try the Axxium soak-off gel manicure!  Unlike the traditional nail gel, Axxium is odorless and is applied directly to your bare nails.  The gel come in a variety of colors and requires 2 coats, each needing about 2 minutes in a UV light box to dry.  I was really surprised at how quick and easy the entire process was.  The manicure lasts for 2-3 weeks (longer if you choose a light color) and costs a little more than a standard manicure ($30).  Removing the get does require another visit to the nail salon, though.  BUT--you can paint right over the gel, if you get bored with the color in between visits.  My nails look just as perfect and shiny today as they did last week!  I'm sold!