I wore nail polish to my first burn, six years ago. The playa + nail polish = something so gross that I didn't even wait until getting home to remove the polish. Every year since then, I just bite the bullet and cut my nails super short and forgo the polish. This year though, I discovered gel manicures and it seems like it might be a good solution for the playa. My nails would be super strong for building/tear-down and they would look pretty to boot. Has anyone ever done this? Good idea? Bad idea? Thoughts appreciated.
I have work gloves...won't build or breakdown without them. The problem is that the playa just weakens my nails big time. So, even just during things during the week, they break and tear like crazy. I was hoping to avoid that this year and additionally not have to cut them down to the quick.
I have gone to Burning Man two years in a row with gel nails. They looked great and came through just fine. I had them done nice and fresh just a couple days before I went out and they still lasted me another 2 weeks after the burn. I do still keep them short though and not super long. Just the end on my fingertip basically. I'm sure that plays into them being as nice as they were.