The Healthy Gel Manicure


Are you a nail biter?

Do you have weak nails that always break as soon as they grow past the end of your finger?

If you have a special occasion coming up like a wedding and you want to have beautiful nails to look your best, wouldn’t it be nice to have long beautiful nails? Have you always dreamed of having long beautiful nails like most Indonesians? How do they do it you wonder?

Unfortunately, I inherited my mum’s weak nails. Rarely have my natural nails grown out far past the end of my fingers. Certainly not all ten of them at once. Envious of friend’s beautiful long nails, I’ve tried acrylic and gel nails extensions in the past. Several times, in fact. These processes always involved abrading or filing down the natural nail to get the acrylic to adhere to the nail plate or using a strong bonding chemical. This makes the nail plate very thin. Or using plastic tips which are glued onto the end of the nail.

If one of these tips break off it often takes the natural nail with it. Leaving me with an even shorter nail. Or the worst nightmare of all a fungus infection growing under the nail extension. If that happens then all of the extensions needed to come off. Then I was left with the unfortunate after math of very thin and extremely weak nails that break off at the slightest provocation. Making me regret getting the extensions in the first place. Well, now there’s hope for your hands.

When the owner of Glo Day Spa & Salon contacted me and asked if I’d like to be a model for their new product called Bio Sculpture Gel. She assured me that this product is the only clinically tested gel system receiving a 5 star safety rating. It doesn’t damage your own natural nails. “It’s vegan friendly and cruelty free.” She laughed. This new system contains no ‘badies’ either. This was exciting news for me to be able to have long nails without the damage.

Bio Sculpture Gel extensions are durable, yet flexible. The damage free nail hardening treatment that enhances growth of the natural nail. This product allows your own natural nails to grow without damage. Plus they have silk extensions using silk and the overlay of the gel on your own nails helps strengthen your nails permitting them to grow. This is perfect for nail biters.

I decided to give the product a try and booked an appointment. Enticed to have long nails again I chose the sculptured nail style. I was warned that it would be a long process of a couple of hours because each nail had to be created one by one. Setting aside extra time I went to the Canggu location of Glo and was escorted upstairs to the spacious white manicure/ pedicure room that looked so elegant. I was introduced to the therapist and sat in a comfortable chair in front of a manicure table. I was offered ginger tea or water and settled in for the long haul of a manicure.

First my hands and nails were treated to a proper manicure, this was key to the preparation for the extensions. The nails were trimmed, filed and shaped with the cuticles pushed back and groomed. Then a nice hand massage to relax my hands. With the products on the table we discussed how long I wanted my nails. Long enough to look great, yet able to type on my laptop. That was important to me. I didn’t want nails so long that I wouldn’t be able to do anything.

Finger by finger a form was fitted over the end of my finger. This had lines across it to gauge the length of the intended nail. First a base coat was applied and I was asked to place my hand in a special device using LED light instead of the usual UV light that is standard with gel polish to set it. There’s been some concern about using UV lights effecting your skin health. LED is a healthier option.

Three more layers were added drying under the light after each addition. Then she removed the form and filed the nail into a good shape and length. It’s a very meticulous process. When all ten nails were complete I was asked to select a colour. Glo has 54 different shades to choose from. I chose a dark red. May as well go dramatic I thought. When all the nails were dry I was impressed with my new gorgeous nails. Wrapping my hands around a white cup the therapist took a few photos. They were gorgeous.

Bio Sculpture Gel contains no organic solvents, dehydrating primers or binders. With Bio Sculpture Gel there’s no excessive buffing, minimal dust and all products are free of any harmful chemicals including DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

Bio Sculpture does not damage your natural nails in the application or removal.

Glo does not remove acrylic nails as this is far too damaging to the natural nail, however, they can fill in with Bio Sculpture to slowly transition over to the healthy nail system! We are sold!

It’s been over four weeks and my nails are still beautiful and long! That’s a record for me. I love them.

 

Glo Day Spa & Salon

Jl. Subak Sari 88, Canggu

(opposite Popular Deli and Be Chocolate)

E: reservationcanggu@glospabali.com

T: +62-813-53307803 / 0361-9348844

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