I had an appointment for gel nails a few weeks ago. I'd won a competition by Le Petit Spa at Malmaison and could choose either a St Tropez spray tan or a Jessica Geleration nails. I've never had gel nails although my friends are all lovers and once i'd found out there is no damage to your natural nail I booked in.
I opted for a festive shimmery sparkly red. I love the colour and walking out of your appointment with dry smudgeproof nails that will hopefully last two weeks with no chipping is fantastic.
The only negative I had was the colour wasn't close enough to my cuticles, my thumb nail (on the other hand) is so far away it looked like two weeks growth.
I think they are a great idea for holidays but I won't be putting my lovely Revlon and Chanel polishes away just yet.