This is a trick I learned when I had gels nails done. To prolong the effect, pick a transparent base with a glitter gradient from the tips. You can go an extra two weeks or more without having to remove them. Also you can clip and buff the nails if you feel the nails are too long.
Regrowth is practically invisible. You could grow out the gel so there's less of it to soak off when it eventually gets removed. Works great for my nails because they grow so quickly and I don't like the soaking and scraping. Some salons charge a little extra for the gradient effect but it's worth it.