Sorry, that’s a really terrible photo of my foot taken with my iPhone. This was almost 7 weeks after my first Bio Sculpture pedicure. From a distance (I mean no one is looking at your feet close up, typically) they looked perfect and you didn’t notice the grown out part. That’s glare on my big toe and not dings in the gel.
I’ve been wanting to try a Bio Sculpture pedicure for some time so few months ago I caved. I was a little bit nervous because I was about to spend a week in the Caribbean, which meant in the ocean, sand, and in the pool constantly. Normally, that’s a recipe for pedicure disaster.
I went to Stay Polished on La Jolla Blvd in Birdrock. The process is pretty much like a regular pedicure. Cut the nails, buff the feet, etc. When it’s time to paint on the color, it’s obviously in a gel format. After each coat, your feet are put into one of those UV nail dryers. By the end, your nails are totally dry. So dry, at the END of the pedicure is when you get the lotion massage. My first application of Bio Sculpture took about an hour and cost $65, not including gratuity. I gulped at the cost.
And now I’m an addict.
My toes looked perfect for almost seven weeks. That’s FAR beyond what is “normal” and included my week of foot abuse in the Caribbean. They did not chip at all. What happened is that one of the gels finally fell off one of my toes somewhere around week 6 1/2 so I broke down and went in for a fill. The gel grows out with your toenails. So if you have fast growing toenails, it’s not going to look as good for this long. I was getting a little annoyed by the length toward the end, but wanted to put the system to the test. Getting a fill every 4-5 weeks is about right for me. It also helps that I have my toenails cut really short every time I get a pedicure.
When you get your Bio Sculpture filled, it’s different than filling regular gels. They actually take the Bio Sculpture off. There’s no scraping or anything like that. Or dust particles flying everywhere from sanding the gels. They put on gel remover that’s not damaging to the nails. Takes about 10 minutes to take the Bio Sculpture gel off. In my case, it mostly just fell off. Then the application process is repeated. So getting a fill takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes and in my case, cost $70 not including gratuity. I just saw that a few other places in La Jolla offer it for much less, but I’m not sure if it’s the same. I will find out.
I know, that’s a bit expensive. I don’t have time to get pedicures all the time. And I’m telling you, my toenails look perfect constantly. If you can spring for the Bio Sculpture manicure too, then by all means. That’s more popular. There are a lot of fun color options too. I’m currently wearing purple.
I like Stay Polished in Birdrock. They have a sign in the door that says walk ins are welcome, but they are so busy that you really should book in advance.
5733 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
ph: 877-651-4523 Ext. 111 , 112