Two days ago I noticed my nails were looking a little bit ragged. I haven't been using my beloved Nailtiques lately, which is bad especially since I have been growing them out for the first time in years. They are long and strong, but some of the tips are peeling. The nails on my left hand have a yellowish cast to them since I always swatch on my left hand.
I decided I needed a professional manicure. It was a Saturday evening, and I wasn't home and by the time I would have gone to to my regular nail salon it would have been closed. I found a place near where I was and they did a "cheap" mani-pedi. Only $18. I usually expect to pay $20-$27, depending on the place, and the day of the week. $18 on a Saturday seemed like a good deal.
I walked in and immediately I was turned off. It reeked like acetone. The whole salon looked very unprofessional. And the ultimate turn off... they had a very small selection of nail polish! A few standard selection of Essie colors and a jumble of colors from different brands. I saw a light blue color from a brand called Btouch that looked ok. Since the salon didn't LOOK unsanitary, I just figured I should give it a try and hope for the best.
Overall I think my nails came out nice. There were no frills in this mani/pedi, but the end result was fine. The color looked better on my nails than in the bottle.
I wish I had my camera when I was in the salon so I could have taken a picture of the polish bottle. Has anyone else heard of Btouch brand? The color I used was called "174-Ocean Blue". It reminds me more of a pool blue. I love this color and will try to extend the life of this mani/pedi as much as possible! Lets see how long it can last!