Just a quick photo of my black gradient Calgel nails. I got then done in pink while in Tokyo (towards the beginning of our trip) and by the time I got back they were grown out quite a bit, as I didn't have a chance to get them filled anywhere. My nails must grow fast. I think if I had them filled they would have lasted longer, but they had started to lift up a bit at the edge towards the cuticle, so I just decided to get them removed and have a new set put on. The perfect opportunity to get a colour more congruent with my personal style.
It doesn't really show with this angle, but this is the longest my nails have been in... ever. They're naturally really thin and weak. It used to make my skin crawl to have them longer than the edge of my finger, but with the gel I can grow them a bit longer without feeling like they're going to snap off at any given moment.
So I'm pretty much in love! They've made me happier than any other purchase.