(Closed) going for my first shellac manicure! excited :)

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will love it! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I just got my first one yesterday! I also bite my nails and cuticles, and the polish is thick enough that I don’t think I could pick at my nails and skin if I tried. Also for once in my life I did not smudge/bang/chip a single finger in the first 24 hours. It’s like a miracle! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

GREATEST. THING. EVER!  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This may be a silly question, but is shellac the same as gel? I know it’s not acryllic but what’s the difference between shellac and gel?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@linssi:  Pretty!!! I LOVE SHELLACK!!! I have been doing it now for 2 years and my nails have never been healthier ( I too was a nail bitter!) I am so excited to have great nails now for my wedding that are MINE for once!!!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I want to try this but I’m afraid my nails will be ruined once i take it off..does anyone know what happens once it comes off?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 DON’T try to remove shellac on your own.  I looked up what to do online and figured I could do it myself.  HUGE MISTAKE, yeah it came off, but my nails were all messed up afterwards.  Made my nails so very thin and brittle. 

 

 

I’ll try the shellac manicures again once my nails get healthier, but will have them taken off at the nail tech this time and not on my own.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@sweetchiquita12:  My nails were actually stronger when I removed my Gelish (similar to Shellac). I removed it at home with an acetone soak and then moisturized my nails like crazy afterwards. Go get it done…you’ll love it!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

love shellac!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

@nursemel:  I soak my shellac nails in nail polish remover. I dip 10 cotton balls in acetone remover, and then place one on each nail. Wrap your finger times with a little tin foil to help it stay in place. Leave for 10 minutes. It wipes right off.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Paiger8:  Yeah I did all that…still made them VERY thin and brittle.  I basically had to file down my nails very short(even though they had grown so much while having the shellac on them) because the growth was now paper thin and really brittle.

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