Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Three-week manicure at Rouge in Ranelagh

So, a couple of weeks ago I was invited to Rouge in Ranelagh to try out their manicures with young Emma. It was on one of those perfect days when you have very little work to do and can kind …

Tue, Nov 1, 2011, 10:30

   

So, a couple of weeks ago I was invited to Rouge in Ranelagh to try out their manicures with young Emma. It was on one of those perfect days when you have very little work to do and can kind of chill out, have lunch and get your nails done – a kind of day that comes all too infrequently for me lately! In any case, off I went and I opted to try their bio-sculpture nail overlay, also known as the “everlasting manicure”.

This was my nails on the day of the manicure. I opted for colour 95, which is a bright pinky coral. The three-week idea is so perfect for me as I hate painting my nails. I’m super lazy, despite owning approximately 30 nail polishes, and I really loved the idea of getting a manicure that would require no maintenance and that would just last and last and last . . . . But did it?

And here we are, three weeks later! I’ve been amazed by the results. You can see the slightly creepy cuticle area where my colour has grown out, but otherwise things have lasted admirably. My nails have also been really strengthened – not a single one has broken since I got the manicure and that is some kind of record as my nails just love to break at every available opportunity.

In short, I loved it and would – and will – definitely be repeating my experience. The bio-sculpture gel overlay manicure costs €40. Tel: 01-4982505 for bookings.

Disclaimer: I was invited to try out Rouge Beauty’s manicure free of charge. Whenever I take or am offered a freebie, you’ll be the first – okay, fifth or sixth – to know.

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