How was the Shellac Manicure Procedure Different?
It took a little longer due to the layers & curing process, but well worth the effort. And it's a tradeoff, really, since you have to sit & wait for a typical mani to dry anyway.
What did You Think of the Shellac Polish?
I am brutal on my nails. I am on a keyboard daily, all day. I don't use gloves for cleaning, washing dishes, gardening, etc. In addition, my nails are prone to breaking (though not cracking or peeling). A typical manicure lasts, at most, 3 days before chipping and/or peeling. I had my first shellac mani over three weeks ago. The only reason it needs to be redone now, is that my nails have grown and there is a "bald spot" at the base of my nails. Otherwise, no chipping, VERY little wear, if any, at my nail tips, and the color is still as deep & shiny. The bonus? My nails have not chipped or broken, so they are now at a quite nice length and feel very strong.
- I would definitely get a shellac mani again, in fact, I plan on replacing this one as soon as I can manage to fit an appointment in my schedule. I used "Rose Bud", which was a pretty, somewhat neutral muted pink color, which was great since my nails needed to be filed rather short to get them all the same length.