If you are tired of making trips to Koreatown for quick and easy manicures, we have found a solution. Yesterday we got to try out Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab ($45, available at Donato Salon + Spa) and it is fabulous. The product offers women a gel manicure look without any of the hassle, it doesn’t damage your nails, it’s quick and it’s pretty much bullet proof. Here’s how to use it…
– Apply a coat of the Gel Lab, let it dry
– Apply 2 coats of your fave nail polish (we used a ripe red Deborah Lippmann called “It’s Raining Men”)
– Apply another coat of Gel Lab and you’re set
The whole process takes about 10 minutes (if you give about a minute or two between coats), dries in less than 5 minutes and the end results are high-gloss shiny, soft and cushiony looking, and flawless. The Gel Lab offers an extra layer of stick and protection to your nail colour without the damage and requirement of professional help that comes with treatments like shellac. The look can last up to two weeks and is perfect for the working woman on the go as you can type all day, do the dishes, and rummage around your purse constantly without chipping. Also, it comes off in no time flat even with the most basic dollar store nail polish remover. A+, Debbie.