Since the first time I heard that studies show that women who have nail polishes on their fingertips are more productive at work than women who don’t, I always make it a point that I get weekly manicures. It sucks though how easily manis get ruined. Then comes gel polish to the rescue, but then the UV light that activates the gel formula is harmful to the skin. So I never really tried that. I went on with life with regular polish – that is until last week when Girl Stuff, the local nail polish brand known for its non-toxic formula and playful colors, launched their newest gel polish Solique.

Solique contains a revolutionary formula combining the benefits of polish and gel. And unlike other gel formulas that need UV light, this one is easy to apply, just like you would with regular polish. Apply gel colour, top off with gel topcoat and viola! You now have a tough film of polish over your nail that lasts for ten days with no chipping or fading!

The second floor of Chef Jessie at Rockwell Club was filled with booths of treats for us beauty aficionados.

First stop: Fancy cocktail rings to match our chosen nail polish shade

Second stop: TSG Eternity Scarves to keep us cozy that gloomy Tuesday afternoon

Third stop: Brow waxing and sampling of Benefit’s best-selling products

Phoebe's brows being shaped by Benefit

Fourth stop: Manicures care of Girl Stuff using Solique

Kat's tips in Solique's Midnight Dreams

Queuing with Earth, Jackie and Nikki to have our nails done.

What I love about Solique is that it doesn’t even need any base color because the nail color adheres to the nail easily and evens out even on the first application. I experienced this on the spot when one of the nail experts applied Solique on my tips at the event. What amazed me is that right after the topcoat was applied, it took just two minutes to dry out!

Wearing Solique in Hush and Ornamento Jewellery

I’m definitely hooked and definitely switching from regular polish to Solique, but still not going for other regular gel polishes. Why?

1. Solique’s made in France and ingredients are mild and non-toxic. It’s even safe for pregnant women to use.
2. It cures with natural light and I don’t need artificial UV light to activate the formula.
3. It maintains glossiness and shine over time.
4. Solique is so affordable (only P100+ per bottle!)
5. It’s easy to remove. No need for soaking. Any nail polish remover will do!
6. It’s quick dry!
7. Wear until ten days and it still looks AOK!

Tip: After application, cure polish under sunlight for about 2 minutes to make it glossier and shinier.

Host and Blogger Nikki Tiu introducing the talented nail experts who did our nails 

Congratulations again Solique for a successful launch. I can’t wait to grab more shades of this affordable quality gel polishes!

Solique is now available in all Girl Stuff kiosks and carts in SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM San Lazaro, SM Megamall, Glorietta 2 and Ayala Mall Cebu at P180.00 - P200.00 per bottle. For more info, visit Girlstuff Forever's website.