June 17, 2013
Today’s post is just a quickie swatch of Gelish Mint Icing, but it’s also a testament to SOG polish. My daughter graduated high school on Thursday (yay!), and I’m planning a big grad party at my house this coming Saturday. I apologize in advance if I’m quiet this week, but I have a lot of party preparations to take care of and many family members coming in from out of town.
I’ve been having some work done on the house and there was a huge mess to be cleaned up… plaster dust everywhere, so that was my agenda for this weekend. I started Friday night and just cleaned 2 bedrooms. I was wearing regular nail polish and half of it chipped off that first night. Saturday morning I woke up and started cleaning again, but my nails weren’t holding up well at all… they desperately needed some reinforcement/strength. So I took a short break from cleaning to apply some gel polish, the lovely Mint Icing color seen below. I hadn’t worn this color before and meant to take swatch pictures right away, but I got caught back up in cleaning and totally forgot. I ended up cleaning for almost 12 hours!! I bleached bathrooms, washed all of the hardwood floors, dusted… the works. These pics were taken the next day and my nails are still in perfect condition. And that’s why I love gel polish… I can clean, garden, and do just about anything I want and not have to worry about my nail polish chipping or nails breaking!
Mint Icing color is shimmery teal… it’s a little greener and less sparkly than Oocha Coocha. It’s a bit sheer for my taste. This is three coats and there’s still quite a bit of visible nail line.