Beauty | September 6th 2017

#GelYes with OPI

This post is in collaboration and affiliation with OPI. 

Managing the responsibilities of my day-to-day life while simultaneously planning my wedding and decorating a new home was stressful, to say the least. As an entrepreneur, DJ and the founder of HBFIT, my daily to-do list is already long. In the months leading up to the big date, a moment for myself seemed impossible. With all that stress, self-care became so much more important. I realized I needed to maintain the routines and practices that keep me on track. No matter how hectic life gets, we all need time to check into our own heads… or check out of them!

I resigned myself from the unnecessary pressures of a bride-to- be and shifted my focus towards the things that make me feel good. As we recently discussed on HBFIT, a manicure is a simple way to do just that. Not only can you sit back and relax phone-free, those polished fingers keep you feeling fresh. That’s why I’m incredibly excited to be the ambassador of OPI GelColor ProHealth.

I had the chance to test this long-wear lacquer amid the craziness of the last few months. Not only were those quiet, manicure moments amazing for my mind, GelColor ProHealth made it easier to maintain my other responsibilities and routines.

This 3-step gel system actually lasts up to 2+ weeks. I put it to the test. With every task, I tested the strength and resilience of my mani. I unzipped for fitting after fitting, completed DIY home projects, worked out, typed and texted.

And over a week in, my nails looked as nice as they did on day one. Less trips to the salon means more time for everything else. Plus, OPI GelColor with ProHealth technology removes 53% faster than original GelColor. We all know the soak off process is not always so alluring. You fumble around with tinfoil covered fingertips for what feels like forever. After up to 2+ weeks of wear in your favorite OPI shade, your salon visits are now way shorter. The best part, this formula optimizes nail health by allowing your fingers’ natural oils to thrive.

Health + beauty = HB approved! So, whether it’s a wedding or something else stressing you out, enjoy some self-love and make more time in the long run. In the end, a mani is really for your mental state!