I just thought I would share my woes from a trial run I had for gel nails (OPI) at a very expensive salon nearby. After five days I had a chip!!! I thought that wasn't supposed to happen for two weeks. They looked flawless until then. I was beyond happy. Now three nails are chipped (9 days later).
I will be going Thursday for another manicure before the wedding. I'll still stick with the Gel because I doubt they will get ruined in two days, and they did look gorgeous. But after that never again. Too much money.