I calculated roughly how much I spend per year on my nails.. and then I decided to keep this my little secret. So when a friend of mine told a few months ago about gel nail polish and a chip free manicure for 3 weeks I've been wanting to try it out.
I did about a week ago and so far I have cleaned my house from top to bottom, washed a dog, opened a package from net - a -porter - with my bare hands, done some flower arranging, and generally not held back in normal activities that would be frowned upon for ruining nails. IE opening tinned tomatoes gets me every time.
And not a single chip or buff or anything. I am a believer.
The low down is that the gel polish comes off with a special remover at your nail salon.
The brand which I used was gelish. And they had it at my local nail place. I can't recommend it enough!