I have a love-hate relationship with my nails. Naturally they're quite brittle, and no matter how much I take care of them or how much money I spent on expensive polishes they chip after a matter of minutes let alone hours. Over the past year or two I've been focusing on polishes that are cured under a lamp that aim to stay on the nails for about a week or two, so when Semilac got in touched I jumped at the chance to review the UV Hybrid Gel Polishes*. They retail at £7.99 each and they are an innovative combination of gel, UV and nail polish properties in a wide range of colours. They aim to offer a high gloss finish alongside superior, long-lasting performance and will revolutionise the way you manicure your nails.
I have the shades 083 Burgandy Wine, 141 Lady In Grey and 004 Classic Nude which are all shades I'd happily wear on a daily basis. Semilac boasts that you'll see benefits of up to three weeks of wear that are chip and smudge free, an easy application, high gloss finish and superior performance. Now because I knew that my nails are the problem when it comes down to polish performance, I wore my favourite false nails (Elegant Touch Bare Nails in Stiletto) to test this out as they normally last two weeks on my nails and I tend to fiddle with things more with nails on so it would be a good test for chipping. For me, they lasted the full two weeks and only one nail chipped slightly which to be honest is my fault as it happened whilst I was reorganising my makeup storage.