I've never been a fan of nail polish because I don't have enough discipline in me to not move my hand for at least an hour. I do so many things with my hand that when I put on nail polish, it is almost always going to be chipped or damaged in less than 12 hours.
When gel polish were created, I felt that they were the next best thing to happen on Earth for people like me who are always on the go but need to have good looking nails. However, changing nail polish became a struggle because it requires a special chemical and there's an additional fee that is not cheap at all. For a working woman, paying Php300 - Php450 could be pretty hefty just to change polish.
Striplac by Alessandro, bless their heart, fixes this problem. Gel polish requires that your nails be buffed, soaked in chemical with foils, and then your nails get scrubbed, and overall, damages your nails because of the chemicals needed to put in the gel polish to make it stay for a minimum 14 days.
Striplac on the other hand stays true to its word. Striplac allow you to simply strip off the polish from your nails without needing acetone and damaging your nails. If this is not purely amazing for you yet, you're most likely not a woman who has had to struggle in removing nail polish in an instant.
This is the Alessandro line. The bottle in the middle is a hand cream that's filled with powdered diamond. The smell is not your usual fragrant cream but it definitely makes your hand so much smoother and then it leaves a sheen on your hand. This would be perfect for nights out where you wanna bare your skin and look darn good doing it.
They think of everything and believe that diamonds are a girls best friend. This bottle, I definitely love even with the faux diamond. Actually I love it because of the faux diamond.
This is what I had to look forward to. Crinkles, Iced Tea, and a whole afternoon of pampering.
This is the team tasked to give me that afternoon of pampering. :)
This is the color I chose because it matched my outfit for the night and also because I really like purple. It's the color of royalty and it just looks soothing to the eye.
This is Joanne. She was quite nervous about handling my nails but I'm glad she felt a little better at the end of it. She explained to me how Striplac works and I was happy that she herself was wearing Striplac.
This is not UV. This is simply LED lights and it has set time which is good because it turns off on its own so you don't need to watch over it. You can just continue chatting or what not and it will turn off all by itself, ensuring you don't have to mind one more thing when doing your nail polish.
This is the base polish that they place on your hand to protect your fingernails.
They also have their own nail corrector so that you won't have to use your nails to fix it. As you can see from this photo, even Joanne's nails are pretty and that comforts me.
Ta-da! My nails are s gorgeous and whats better is that I can easily remove it, like paint chipping on a wall. Truth be told, I find that soothing when I do it.
Yesterday, I was at Enchanted Kingdom and lets just say that my hands and nails were abused but its still chipless and in perfect condition.I am amazed.
Striplac is already out in the market. You can buy it and the starter kit at SM Makati Department Store. I'd definitely get one of these when I find time to actually do a home mani pedi.