(Closed) gel vs shellac nails + timing?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yeah, you can definitely get it redone in 7 days…it’s not like you’re doing it all of the time.  That way it will look nice for the wedding and the honeymoon! 

Post # 3
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

I’ve had shellac nails on for 3 weeks and there were no chips but they looked pretty grown out, they look generally great for a week and pretty good for a second week. You could get them removed and redone but its pretty damaging to your nails so I don’t know if you would want to. 

Post # 5
374 posts
Helper bee

Oh yeah! You can def get them redone. I’ve done it lots of times. I even do my gel nails myself and save tons of money 😉

Post # 6
5151 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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msfallbride:  Of course you can do it. However, why not get regular polish for your wedding (surely it wont crack/chip in two days) and then go right before your honeymoon to get the gel/shellac?

Post # 7
45 posts

As long as the salon you go to uses real CND Shellac, you should have no problem getting them redone after a week.  The gel polishes are much harder, and require them to file/grind the coating in order to get the polish to soak up enough acetone to come off…that was the only time my nails were damaged because they ground into my nail itself.  The CND Shellac is simply soaked off…might require a bit of buffing/scraping, but nothing as harsh as the other.  I get mine done every 3 weeks, and other than a bit of out growth, the finish remains intact and as beautiful as day 1.

ETA…and my nails are very healthy/undamaged!

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Post # 8
1470 posts
Bumble bee

I did shellac 2 days before my wedding – french tips with a silver lining – and it lasted 3+ weeks with the exception of one nail that broke.  But that’s because I grew out my nails as long as possible beforehand.  

You can definitely re-do them before honeymoon if you want to, though!

Post # 9
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think one shellac manicure will last for both your wedding and Honeymoon. You can def get them redone in between but to me it would be a waste of money if it still looks good. It’s up to you! 

Post # 10
27 posts

I’ve been getting gel on my nails religiously for about 6 months now.. It’s my worst habit. I prefer the gel over the shellac. The gel seems harder and lasts a little longer. I can usually go about 2 & 1/2 weeks before I need a fill in. I’ve gone 3-4 weeks before and it starts to peel/crack off at the corners and fade! I just had the gel taken off my nails to give them a break.. And my nails are paper thin and look terrible. Yuck. 

You our could definitely have either of them redone before your honeymoon 🙂 

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