I'm thinking about trying gel polish. I have a couple of questions. +moar

They've cracked down on my polish habits at work and I tried doing treatments/clear only. No. lol I'm wondering how it would go if I wore gel polish for work and painted over it for swatches, days off, etc. That way I could just take the fun color off and be ready for work instead of having to redo them. Feasible?

My big concern is I've heard it can be drying and cause peelies. (I have thin, bendy nails prone to peelies as is.) Is that true or is it because people are removing it badly?


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expand whole threadI'm thinking about trying gel polish. I have a couple of questions. +moarblitherypoop12/29/2012 6:22PM

You have some really great questions regarding the gel polishHollywoodGP1/9/2013 5:10PM

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Is the problem your polish or the fact that you were swatching at work?+kta8212/30/2012 12:12AM

Thanks for the advice, girls! I'll pass on gel...means I need to find a HG for work. Erg.blitherypoop12/29/2012 7:44PM

Have they given you actual polish rules? Because I have a long list of work-appropriate colors+edie471112/29/2012 9:00PM

I had a really bad experience w/gels. Weakened my nails, caused peelies & grew out really fast denvergal12/29/2012 7:37PM

I wouldn't bother. IME sometimes even non-acetone remover can lift the gel and you'll be worse ropsuzyqz12/29/2012 7:29PM

Phooey. I have bad staining and Reynaud's disease, so I guess I'm stuck just redoing them. :/blitherypoop12/29/2012 7:40PM

I have a DIY gel kit & love it. I've heard others say they wear just the clear gel & use regular +Deanna212/29/2012 7:21PM

I've never tried gel so I'm no help, but I seriously feel so bad for you! I know +Susee12/29/2012 6:56PM

gel didn't work for me *sad panda* but I have hope it could work for you! +laurenli12/29/2012 6:46PM

Nosey question: What do you do? No advice about gel polish, I've never worn it. :)laikabear12/29/2012 6:36PM

I'm a security guard for a pharma company. The 6+ months when I could swatch at work RULED. Oh well.blitherypoop12/29/2012 7:42PM

That actually sounds like a cool job! Bummer that they are cracking down on NP colors though. :(laikabear12/30/2012 5:08AM

I don't know from personal experience, but a friend of mine who had salon only gel manicures saw herpatricew12/29/2012 6:25PM