(Closed) has anyone tried gelish or shellac?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

BrideAddict92:  had both, prefer gelish or OPI gels. Shellac feels too “thick” if that makes sense and it starts to sort of peel up on the edges on me for some reason. Plus I like the gelish colors better. I don’t even get non-gel manicures anymore or paint my own nails because it’s just so much nicer never having any chips, but if you redo yours every few days then it may not be for for you. I leave mine on for three to four weeks and get them redone once a month.

I don’t think painting over them with your own polish would work very well…I think it would look odd up near the cuticles because you’d be able to see the ridge where the gel ends and your real nail begins under the new polish. I’m not sure what home remover would do to them. I bet you could Google that question specifically and find out though 🙂

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

OPI gel polishes are nice, but you need to make sure to apply it neatly otherwise it peels up around the cuticals or side of nails. OPI gel color says it’s “soak off” but to be frank I just use a tool and scrape/peel it off and it comes off fine.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Well gel polish only lasts 2 weeks max, though I only get a good week out of them because my nails grow so fast.  You can actually paint over gel polish and home polish remover will not damage, but may make them chip faster.  If you want them nice for vacation, I would wait until a few days before you leave to get gel polish.  Also, when I get gel I always have to get it removed at the salon when its done or else my nails just get torn to shreds if I attempt removing at home.  

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I do gel at home. I’ve used Gelish, Orly, Sally Hansen and Sensationail. My favourite for coverage is Sensationail. I get about 7-10 days out of them. You’ll need pure acetone to soak it off, but you can paint over it in the meantime.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I personally love CND gel polishes. Great color, doesn’t look thick and lasts long.

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