Mimi Kelly is the artistic director/owner of Killer Hair, Newton. She’s an award-winning hair colourist and makeup artist. Every week Mimi will be doing what she does best ... give her opinion. My lifestyle involves working a lot with my hands so I can expect the average nail polish to last 2 days before the chips set in. However that doesn't stop me from longing for a glance down at brightly glossed nails on well manicured hands. Last week it seems I have found the answer - OPI GelColour manicure. These long lasting polish's have been around for a while, and nail care mega brand OPI launched their version in Febuary of this year, taking their time to bring to market an elite version of the gel manicure. OPI's creation is 100% gel, unlike other hybrids and are therefore kinder on your natural nail. Application is a simple layer of GelColour basecoat, 2 layers of GelColour, 1 of GelColour topcoat with a 30 second curing time under LED UV light between coats. Your manicurist couldn't paint your other hand any faster, so it's not a moment longer than your traditional service. The launch range comes in 30 of OPI's most loved shades, so you can team it up with your regular polished toes. But the best part is the super gloss finish the service provides. The official lasting time is 2 to 3 weeks but the healthier the natural nail for the gel to bond to, the longer the chip free result. These babies do need to be soaked off before your next application, this can be done in the salon or at home by wrapping a cotton pad soaked in acetone polish remover around each nail and securing with a little foil, should take about 15 mins. Well I'm sold, I love the super shiny finish of my " Suzy says Feng Shui " teal nails and I'm up to day 6 without a chip in sight. YAY!