The Axxium manicure is a bit more expensive ($35-$50) but it is supposed to last 2 weeks.
So, is it worth the extra $$?
I had my first Axxium experience a couple weeks ago and for $35:
-Quick-dry process (cut manicure time in half)
-Color was rich and extremely shiny
-Lasted for a little over a week
-$35 (not bad)
-Limited color choices (5 light, 5 dark)
-After 1 week: Became bored of color
-After 1 week: Gel polish started to bubble around the edges (probably less noticeable with lighter colors)
-Lasted for a little over a week (not as long as advertised)
-$35 (more expensive than a regular manicure, $15)
-Very difficult to remove (normal remover doesn't work and peeling it off damages nail... it is suggested that you go back to your manicurist to get it removed)
Although there were less pros than cons, I did enjoy this new manicure process. The no-dry time was clutch and if you can settle with limited color choices, go for it!