Shellac up date - this picture was taken after 2 weeks. As you can see, the polish never chipped but my nails grew. The gel protected my nails and made them stronger while it was on. To take it off I had to soak my nails in acetone for about 10 minutes. It actually took about 30 minutes total of soak and scrape, soak and scrape. Today my nails are long and feel a bit thin. Being right-handed I had hard time getting the gel off my right hand with my left hand so next time I would go to the salon to have them removed. I would definitely do it again for a special event.
Florida was so great it was hard to come back to the crappy weather. It was about 86 without a cloud all week. We stayed at the Inn of Naples. A very nice boutique hotel that was clean, well cared for and staffed by helpful people. They provided self-serve breakfast every morning of cereal, bagels, toast, fruit, waffles, juice, coffee, pastry and English muffins. We liked our room and only had one complaint, the pillows were the absolute worst of any hotel I have ever been to; hard little lumpy pancakes! We spent the week doing NOTHING and it was wonderful. Went to the pool or beach every morning and then just did a little shopping, did a little eating, maybe a little drinking, a movie and a day spent on Sanibel/Captiva islands. Pure sunshiny bliss!
Happy Easter to all. Here's hoping the Easter Bunny doesn't need his winter coat and boots!