So here we have my Shellac/Gelish combo on day one:
And here we are after one full week at Day 7:
I'm impressed! Minimal regrowth and no chips at all! My hands were majorly abused during those 7 days as well since I was sick and spent a few nights soaking in the hot tub, plus I had painted and removed regular polish on top at least 3 times by then.
So let's paint it some more!
This is Revlon Top Speed in Grape - 1 coat. This was the first polish I've tried from the Top Speed line. I'm not impressed. This did not dry as fast as the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes and it was really only dry to touch on the surface since about 5 minutes after painting I gouged one nail pretty badly. The colour is amazing though and for some reason kept photographing blue but this pic is pretty accurate.
I was in a glitter kind of mood so I added one coat of Love My Nails in All That. This was a cheap-ass $1 polish I picked up at a Walmart in the US. It's got tiny green glitter and square purple and silver holo glitter in it. I wish I could capture this better. I like it.