i decided to go with the CND Shellac products. the manicure is supposed to last two full weeks. with the rate my nails grow, i don't need anything that lasts longer and i like the idea that it removes easily and doesn't damage my nails.
i've used the system at home a few times now and i'm really happy with it! it's dry - like for real dry -right away. i did laundry within two minutes of finishing my manicure yesterday! it stays on and doesn't chip, and the finish stays shiny. how great is that! i was a little nervous about it actually works really well! i need to learn to clean up my own cuticles a little better and polish a little more neatly around them, but i'll take that challenge.