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OPI Axxium gel?


I just saw this in a magazine and wondering if this product is used in any salons in the Toronto metro area? It seems like a great idea....

I would include a link but there isn't a direct link to the Axxium products on the opi website. I just went on www.opi.com and looked at the bottom and clicked on the 'axxium' picture.

What do you all think of that? chip-free polish for up to 3 weeks? sounds too good to be true?

Jun 24, 2009 @ 06:11 pm

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opi axxium gel works

Just had this done 3.5 weeks ago and my manicure is still perfect. NO chips...the colour is growing out a bit but it's not noticeable. I got a deep red - Bogota blackberry. There's a nail salon in the West End called couture nails - google it - they have a website!


Jan 22, 2010 @ 09:28 pm

How much was it?

I checked Couture Nail's website but they don't list the price for the OPI Axxium Gel manicure. How much was it?
Jan 27, 2010 @ 11:09 am

OPI Axxium Gel

I'm a little late to this reply game, but I've just had my first OPI Axxium Gel manicure (at Tips, 844a Danforth Ave, Toronto, http://tipsnailbar.ca) and me likey. Tips owner Leeanne Colley is the first nail technician I've ever seen with perfectly glossy polished nails, so I had to know how she managed that -- and then I had to have it.

The Axxium Gel mani is supposed to last about three weeks (or more, judging by the first response, above). It's a more natural-looking version of gel nails, tinted with OPI's most popular colours. Each layer of gel, which goes on like thick nail polish, has to be cured by a UV light -- just a couple of minutes with your fingers slid into a light box. Once the topcoat is done and UV cured, you can dig into your purse or wallet right away because your nails are already totally dry. Even cooler is that during the three weeks (or more) of wear, you can apply any nail polish colour over it if you want a change, then remove it with regular polish remover and surprise! Your gel mani is still perfect and glossy! The only way to remove it is another visit to the salon for the soaking-off process. I haven't done that yet, so I can't describe.

Leeanne says the gel mani should last the equivalent of three manicures. At Tips the cost is about $50, the price of two mani appointments.
Apr 17, 2010 @ 07:05 pm

OPI Axxium

I just had my OPI axxium gel manicure at Nailsense (Yonge and Lawrence) and its awesome. You can get them done there for $35 and removals are $10! Im loving it so far, no chipping or smudging
Nov 09, 2010 @ 11:01 pm
Ali de Bold

I just got mine 4 days ago

I went to Tips Nail Bar on the Danforth and got mine done in Cajun Shrimp. It's been 4 days and I scrubbed the bathroom toilets the day I got them done. They look flawless. Like I just got them done this morning. It's expensive but well worth it. I will have a full report after a couple of weeks!

Nov 10, 2010 @ 10:02 am

tips it is....

Janine....you are one of my tweet friends....so I saw your praises!
Ali-I have tried Shellac by Creative which is that company's answer to the OPI.However, the down side to the Shellac is that my nails started peeling after a week. I have heard this is common with the product but have been told that the OPI product does not cause the peeling. Will have to try it-let me rephrase, I will have to find the TIME to try it.
Nov 10, 2010 @ 09:05 pm

Love my gel nails!

I had bio gel nails put on yesterday! I love them! I don't think they are the "Opi" gels that you are mentioning, but so far they look awesome!

I had them done at Serenity Nails and Spalin Bloor West village.

I've had them before from a place in Huntsville and they were perfect three weeks later!
Nov 12, 2010 @ 10:49 am


This does sounds pretty great, but the price for me is pretty steep - I've go to a really clean and lovely salon that only charges $15 per manicure. If I were to go every week for 3 weeks (the amount of time Axxium approximately lasts) I'd still save $5.

But not having to deal with chips for a while is pretty intriguing...I'm undecided on this!
Nov 12, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

Ooooo! Bio gel

@patricia -are you talking about creative nail design's solar nail?

Or are you talking about the bio gels that are colored? If you are talking about the colored ones, could you tell me...is there any filing of the natural nail involved?

I could've sworn when I asked about the Axxium a while back, someone told me that they weren't into it because it wasn't 'natural'.....

I am up for it as long as it doesn't make my nails peel like the Shellac.
Nov 22, 2010 @ 01:24 pm


@meredithk115 - I'm not sure of the brand name of the product, but there was a UV light involved... to cure the layers. I know they had different colours available, but I got a french manicure, so mine are white and transperent pink. The girl did file the surface of my nails a littlle bit.

My nails were fine after the first time I had them done, this is only the second time I've had gel nails. I'll let you know if they are ruined after I take it off.

I don't know if I was helpful at all. I know I like them! Hope you do too, if you try them! :)
Nov 24, 2010 @ 03:03 pm

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