This is not an attack on Carter Beauty, it is a honest representation of the Gelish treatment received on Tuesday (8th March) this week.
Following on my review of my Gelish 3 Week Manicure at Carter Beauty Blackrock last July, the salon owner, Marissa Carter commented on the post at the end of Jan’11 below:
Hi girls, delighted to say all our teething problems with Gelish are over (thank god as I was having a heart attack over it all!) I might ask some recent Gelish clients to post up their thoughts. I’m a big fan of mwah.ie and was so disappointed when the Gelish didn’t work so I’m really hoping that anyone who has had the Gelish with us will give positive feedback so people don’t write it off! My email is Marissa@carterbeauty.ie
I was delighted to hear the problems were over and as I like to keep things current on mwah.ie, I decided it only fair to give the Gelish at Carter Beauty Blackrock another go.
I debated returning to Carter Beauty myself but as the staff know me I decided to ask someone else to go along for the treatment, of course at mwah.ie‘s expense!
I had high hopes but unfortunately we haven’t had a great experience, in fact, it’s worse than the last.
My lovely hand model, Dawn, was running late for her appointment and the girl was noticeable put out by the 10 mins (understandably) but said the treatment could still go ahead. The salon was described to me as grubby, with numerous toilet rolls strewn around the main treatment areas.
These photos below represent how the nails looked yesterday (the morning after the treatment).
The French manicure looks ok from afar. The whites aren’t consistent in thickness which would be one thing that can annoy me but I suppose it adds to the natural look. If you look closely at the last photo above you can see there seems to have been an over application of the Gelish onto the skin of the baby finger which shows as whiter in the photo. To me this kind of edge can only lead to lifting early on.
On Wednesday evening, (24 hrs after treatment) one of the thumb nails came away from the nail while peeling a sticker off a box.
I wouldn’t expect this to happen after a regular manicure so especially not a 2 -3 week one!
Here’s how the other nails are faring on Day 2.
Needless to say I can’t see the Gelish manicure lasting a week nevermind 2 /3… It’s a shame, I have heard many great reports elsewhere… Maybe we should try the treatment elsewhere.
Have you had the Gelish done? Where did you go? Would you recommend it?
I’m off to try out Shellac next week on my fingers & toes so stay tuned for an update soon!