- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Same as PP gel and shellac manicures always last AT LEAST 3 weeks for me. And it never chips, I only have to get it redone because it grows out.
Honestly I feel like regular manicures are kind of a waste of money now, since they rarely last longer than 3 days for me. I feel like $15 for 3 days or $30 for 3+ weeks?
Here’s a pic just after getting engaged-
Shellac is amazing! I get a new set every 3-4 weeks only because my nails are growing out. Where I’m at I can get plain color for $20 and a french for $25. I’m a nurse and this is the only thing that saves my nails from being destroyed from handwashing and general work and they’re a lot more sanitary than acrylics, chipped up nail polish, or my scraggly natural nails I can’t help but pick at.
My biggest money saver has been learning to remove them myself because the salon charges $10 extra to soak them off. Just buy a bottle of 100% acetone, rough up the polish with a file and soak them for 10-20 minutes and they’re off!
I’m a fan too. I have them long or short, colours or nudes.
it’s all in the skill of your nail tech though so it’s good you’re checking them out before your wedding.
Heres mine currently in nude pink colour. This ones been on about 2 and a half weeks so far.
Definitely worth it, but give your nails a break every couple of months. I had shellac on for 6 months straight and when I decided to take it off, my nails were kind of in rough shape. My nail beds were scratched up and 4 of my nails painfully broke.
yep, totally worth it. They usually last three weeks for me and I could probably push it to a month with a neutral color if I could stand my nails being that long. I am careful not to get more than 2 or 3 in a row though becuase they do scuff up the top layer of your nails and I like to give them a chance to grow/recover or I have issues with my nails peeling. If I’ve got a special occasion or I know I’ll be busy for while and won’t have to time to paint them myslef I don’t hesitate to get it done! My trick to make it cheaper is to only get the actual manicure once in a blue moon and then just have them do a shape/trim with a polish change, depending on the salon its $15-$20 instead of $30+
Def worth it. I’ve been getting a shellac manicure every 2-3 weeks for years.. I can’t even remember the last time I got regular polish.. Its so not worth it, I hate chipping and LOVE the shine of shellac.
i suggest a french though, because my manicures always chip at the base first, and not the top (Usually anyways). French helps hide the first wear and tear and can get you through your honeymoon!
I was skeptical but then I’ve seen too many people with it lasting 3 week so not believe It. I’m not a nails person but will be getting it done for the wedding
I went and got my first shellac mani today! I loved how there’s not really any dry time. I don’t think i will go with this pink color for the wedding but I still really like the color. You can see my nail through the polish on some of the fingers which i don’t like but that’s because I chose such a sheer color. I want to try a French next or maybe a brighter color. The price also wasn’t that bad at $20 since I just got a trim, file, and the polish.
Sorry for the huge image! This was taken 9 days after the manicure. (now I’m on 11 days and it’s just starting to grow out). It’s definitely worth it especially for a special occasion.
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