(Closed) Are shellac manicures worth the money?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1733 posts
Bumble bee

Yes. I got my first mani done awhile ago (haha don’t judge!) and got shellac – lasted 3 weeks

Post # 3
1249 posts
Bumble bee

Totally worth it. I never get regular manicures anymore. I love shellac. With a light color, I’ve had it last up to two weeks and only took it off because my nails were growing. 

Post # 4
3053 posts
Sugar bee

Absolutely!! I am really rough on my hands and they still last 3 weeks.

Post # 5
1767 posts
Buzzing bee

SOOOOO worth it!!

Post # 6
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


Post # 7
21 posts

Yes, worth it! I’m pretty active and rough on my nails, and even still I find it would last 10 days minimum before any chipping. I don’t get my nails done often since they’re usually pretty short, but it’s a nice treat when I do. See how you like it, and post pics so we can see how they turned out.  🙂 

Here’s a picture of a nude/pink color on my SUPER short nails. I wanted something neutral, and I love the high shine!

Post # 8
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Yes, I have been getting them every 2-3 weeks for years. No more regular manicures since I disvovered these.

Post # 9
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Yes yes yes.

I always have shellac and haven’t looked back! 

Mine NEVER chip and I get them done every 3 weeks

Post # 10
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yep! I go every two weeks! I would never get another regular mani again. 

Post # 11
5641 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Yes, it’s worth it.

Post # 12
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m the same way, OP, regular polish lasts 2 days if I’m lucky. I got my first gel/shellac mani for the wedding, and it lasted almost 2 weeks.  Subsequent ones have lasted closer to a week to 10 days.

I don’t get my nails done regularly, so I splurge for special occasions (plus there’s always Groupons for that kind of stuff) and get them.  It’s easier than trying to time doing my nails for a special date. But if they aren’t done right (kept away from the cuticles, etc) I have had them come off in a day or 2, so it’s definitely worth finding someone you like to do them ahead of time to test it out, and maybe to test out different brands (I have better luck with Gelish than with OPI, for example).

Post # 13
1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s definitely worth it, but my nails don’t react well to them so I only get them once or twice a year.  They get super thin and take awhile to get strong again.  But Shellac definitely lasts way longer, and look so shiny and pretty!  I would do a pretty pink- I think the color shellac looks better than the French tip, but I’m not sure why.  I think it stems from my first shellac mani being a French tip, but it was super messy and looked terrible and I was stuck with it since it didn’t chip off, lol!  

Post # 14
97 posts
Worker bee

Definitely do the shellac/gel. Polish for me chips in 3 days, and the gel manicure literally lasts 3 weeks for me. So. Worth. It.

Post # 15
272 posts
Helper bee

Yup, definitely worth it.

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