Essential beauty: Shellac Nails

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As a birthday treat last week, I decided that I would treat myself to a manicure.  It’s not something I do very often, because I’m actually quite good at doing my own nails, however just lately they were in a poor state and in a desperate need for a ‘pick me up’.

I’ve tried bio-gels and the straight forward manicures and I have to say, after spending £x of money, I usually come away dissatisfied and kick myself for not picking another treatment.  This time though, it’s a different story!

My waxing beautician suggested I should try Shellac; this is supposed to be as long-lasting as the bios but would look more natural like normal nail varnish.  To my surprise this is even better than that,  yes it’s like normal nail varnish, but it is instantly dry, as they use the UV light boxes and then apply an oil – and your ready to go!

I’m four days in and not a chip in sight.  I feel that my nails look good, look natural and also feel stronger. To remove, you need to use a nail remover which contains acetone – I’ve not tried this yet but I’m not phased by this as I’ve done it before with the bio-gels.

I did try taking numerous photos for you to see, however I picked a nude cover that has a shimmer, a bit like gold – unfortunately the images just do not do it justice so I’ve opted to not include. (You’ll have to take my word that they look great!)

I would highly recommend this beauty treatment;  £30 for 45 mins with no drying time.  Perfect for those last minute treats for a night out on the town or would be fabulous for dark colours, like black, that when you apply yourself can be very hard work to get a great finish.


1 Comment

  1. Naheeda
    February 5, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Shellac nails are such a great idea – they are supposed to last up to 4 weeks without chipping! I would get them but I change my nail colour too often 🙂 x

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