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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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11 comments:

  1. They look so good! That colour is gorgeous :) xx
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  2. Gorgeous colour - good choice!

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  3. Such a perfect shade of purple!

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

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

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

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

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