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Sunday, 11 March 2012

So I had my first Shellac Manicure on Tuesday.  My sister has been having it done for a few months now and I have intended to - only hadn't got around to it.

For those of you that don't know, Shellac is a "power polish" which has the ease of nail polish with the performance of gels. It should last around 14 days and (provided professionally removed) should not damage nails. You apply a base coat and dry under UV lamp, two coats of polish and two times dried under lamp and a final top coat also dried under UV lamp. I'd say it takes around an hour.

So whilst I was off work on holiday before my trip to Amsterdam (which by the way was amazing!) I nipped to a local salon and paid £15 for this lovely job...

I so love them!! Sadly, I had got my nails a little longer than this pre-manicure but two broke the day before (typical) so the lady tidied them up so that they should grow into a nice shape.  

Today is Sunday and I am 5 days in with no chips so far  - there is a little bit of grow out but not so as you would notice.  They aren't quite as shiny now, but definitely not dull either.  I will do a 7 day picture update, but I am getting them done next saturday so that will be the 11th day - which I will photograph too but you will have to wait until next time for the full 14 day update.  

I am already excited for my next colour - I suppose that is the only draw back - you can get a little bored of the same colour for so long!

What do you think ladies?  Do any of you have this done?  
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  1. They look so good! That colour is gorgeous :) xx

  2. Gorgeous colour - good choice!

  3. Such a perfect shade of purple!


  4. Isn't it! It's like cadburys chocolate wrapping!

  5. your nails look so perfect! love the colour xx

  6. They normally look rubbish too!  So good to not have to keep painting them! x

  7. that colour is gorgeous!! i really want to try shellac :)


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