If committing to just one colour to have painted on your nails wasn’t enough of a difficult decision, going into a nail salon is now even more of a nightmare for the indecisive.
Often I can’t even decide what to have for dinner, let alone a nail treatment I’ll have to look at every day for the next two to three weeks. As a result, I’ll often stick to normal nail polish which I can change or remove as I please.
But lately I’ve been looking on more and more enviously at my colleagues’ perfectly manicured SNS nails. So when the opportunity came up to try the new POUR nail system – deemed BETTER than SNS – at Sydney’s Esstudio Galleria, well, I was there in a flash.
Relatively new in Australia, Esstudio introduced the system about three months ago.
"SlickPour is the next big nail trend combining acrylic and gel polish into one system to give you strong, healthy nails with high shine colour finish," Jacqui Arnold, Co-Founder and Beauty Director of the hair and beauty salon says.
It's far less damaging than shellac and more hygienic than SNS.
"The removal of shellac can be damaging, also the picking of the nails and then the UV light, that's not great for your hands either. This sets like shellac but you don't have to sit and wait under the light," she explains.
"It's more hygienic [than SNS] in the way that you don't dip your finger into the powder, instead you pour it onto the nail. Much more hygienic. Like SNS, SlickPour has vitamins and minerals in the base coat which is good for your nails."
It also lasts longer, giving you three weeks instead of two because it's a harder product on the nail. Prices for the treatment start from $50.