Friday, 19 August 2011

Artistic Colour Gloss: Two Weeks On

Two weeks ago, I posted about the Artistic Colour Gloss manicure I had at Urban Retreat, the spa at Harrods.  Now I'm following up after two weeks of wear.  Here are the before and after photos.

Freshly applied

After two weeks of wear

Two weeks on, and the majority of my nails still look pretty much the same, barring the most tiny amount of tipwear.  The exception is my middle finger nail, where I smashed my hand against a wall (clumsy).  I've been most impressed by the shininess of my nails - they've remained perfectly glossy throughout the two week wear period, despite a multitude of baths, hair washes, and a lot of typing.

Removal wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be, either - cotton wool was soaked in a removal solution, wrapped around my fingers, and covered with tinfoil.  After ten minutes, the colour was gently pushed off the nail with a metal scraper - the sensation did make me cringe a little, but after removal, my nails actually looked pretty much the same as they did before.  I've not noticed any extra brittleness or other signs of unhealthiness since having the gel polish removed. 

Overall, I'm very impressed with my Artistic Colour Gloss manicure - the colour looked beautiful, stayed perfectly glossy, and wore very well.  I did get a little bored of not being able to change my nail colour every few days - but as a solution for a very busy lifestyle, or in preparation for a holiday, I really can't fault it.  Next time I go away on a beach holiday, I think I'll be indulging again.

Disclosure: My Artistic Colour Gloss manicure was provided free of charge


  1. That's a good point. I might indulge for a holiday... otherwise, I am too much in love with changing my colour all the time, like you say!

  2. You can actually paint over it hun, just remove it with non acetone nail varnish remover. A lot of my clients who work in conservative offices have a french polish or a light pink, then can use wackier colours for a night out if they like x


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