Axxium SOG has been great, but I have found it a little bit fiddly and the lamp sometime misses the pinky (no matter how many times I move my client) so they are not as shiny and have to be re-sealed. I do find them long lasting, more so over an overlay of buff off gel, and quite well over their new overlay gel. On natural nails, they have lasted on average 2.5 weeks, and most of my clients come every 3. Many have bought the matching polish, which I must commend for being perfectly matching, and a great way of merchandising.
This image is Axxium SOG in Pompeii Purple, over NCO's clear gel overlay. She was on holiday for 10 days between coming back and there is no sign of wear other than the growth!
I replaced this service with and infill and re-colour of I'm Not Really A Waitress
I want to try Shellac as I think that it will be a much better service for natural manicure, and also an opportunity to soak off at home - my clients have struggled soaking off the Axxium due to the buffing required to break the seal.
I am looking at offering Shellac into my Bridal services, as Axxium takes longer, although I have to say some of the colours are just perfect for a wedding day! Princesses Rule with Alpine Snow tips is a winner for all those brides that love sparkly!
The bridal nails above have a thin over lay of the new OPI Soak Off Overlay Gel which fills in ridges - and has offered a great service.
Anyway, this has just been my day of musings, and have been messing around with glitter, Shellac and some nail art all day - I shall feedback tomorrow on that :)