Let’s Talk Nail Polish: Classic vs. Gel

The nail industry is an ever-evolving world of beauty innovations, which comes as no surprise for something that has existed since 3000 BC. Nail polishes have come a long way since then, and we now have more options to suit our specific needs. We know it’s tough to choose between the classic polish and gel polish, so we’re breaking down their differences for you.

Classic Nail Polish

Regular nail polishes are the most common kind. You see them in the grocery, convenience stores, and even in your nearby sari-sari stores. They’re easy to apply, easy to remove, and easy to experiment with. People who change up their nail colors often lean towards the classic nail polish because they’re easier to use. However, this is a drawback for people who want long-lasting nail color, as regular nail polishes have a tendency to chip and require a lot of touch-up work. GoodWork’s regular manicure is priced at a flat rate of ₱299, already inclusive of transportation fee and materials.

Gel Nail Polish

Gel nail polish is a long-lasting variety of the classic. Just like the regular polish, it’s applied to the nails in however design you’d prefer. The main difference is that gel nail polishes are cured under an ultraviolet lamp or ultraviolet LED. This makes it withstand elements better, and is specifically formulated to last longer on your nails. With the proper aftercare, gel polish can last two to three weeks without chipping, which makes it the reasonable option for on-the-go people who need long-lasting nail color. GoodWork’s gel manicure is priced at a flat rate of ₱599, already inclusive of transportation fee and materials.

The kind of nail polish you choose should correspond to your lifestyle and preferences. If you’re the type to experiment and DIY your own nails, it might be better to use the regular, classic nail polish because it’s easier to remove. If you want longer lasting nails, gel nail polish is the way to go. Either way, GoodWork offers both regular and gel manicures and pedicures.

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