Don't know what Calgel is? Don't worry, I didn't either until earlier this week! Calgel is a superior nail gel system that looks amazing, lasts for up to 4 weeks and soaks off in 15 minutes. Available in over 80 colors with tons of customizable designs, this honey-like liquid is applied to your actual nail and can basically be adapted to anything your little heart desires. (Get the full details here.)
Armed with a basic knowledge of the process, I stepped into Sakura Nail and Spa on Manhattan's Upper East Side on Friday night along with my fave PR gal, Heather Park from M.A.C. Heather is a total convert to Calgel and had been Twittering about it for weeks, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about and join her! While I could have gone for something simple and easy, I figured there was no fun in that ... so I went for a fairly crazy design of a creamy white base with fuchsia flowers, lavender stems and tons of holograms and glitter. The end result is, dare I say it, pretty darned fantastic. I've literally been getting compliments ever since!
Check out another picture of my nails below!
Now, this process is anything but simple. It literally took two hours of painstaking work on the part of my nail technician from start to finish. Plus I made her change the original design from green leaves to purple! But at the end of the day, I was so excited and pleased with the results that I'm pretty sure I'll be a Calgel fanatic from now on. Be forewarned -- this process doesn't come cheap. Mine was $82. But don't you think it's worth it for such a thing of beauty?
Find out more about Sakura, including a price menu and location information, here.