(Closed) Pictures of your shellac mani please!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love shallac/gel!!! I won’t even bother with regular manicures anymore. I don’t have any pics, unfortunately, but I say go for it!

Post # 4
1425 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

I don’t have any pictures, but I got shellac once.  My advice would be to try out a salon a month or two before if you can (maybe you could try it once, at least!) because when I had it done, it wasn’t done very well.  A not-super-nice manicure lasting extra long is not ideal!  But it did last about a week without major chips (either I am ridiculously hard on my hands or it seriously wasn’t well done, because I’ve heard most last a lot longer than that…)

Post # 6
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I doesn’t wear off, it eventually will peel/chip off, and grow out as your nails grow. You can take it off with some work with acetone, which is what they do at the salon. 

We are date twins (YAY!) and I had one done last week, and will do another right before the wedding. Since you have time, I’d go out now and get one done just to make sure the place you choose does a good job, and then you can have it re done fresh 2 days before the wedding. Or, just take your chances and it will probalby be fine!

Here is a pic of my week old shellac for you.


Post # 7
1811 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I do my own Shellac manicures at home and they normally last me about a week and a half because I am super hard on my hands (often submerged in water and covered in hot glue!).  This one is CND iced coral



@MissMinette:  To get the color off you put acetone based nail polish remover on a cotton ball, put the cotton ball on the nail and then wrap the whole thing in tin foil.  Wait ten minutes and then gently twist as you pull it off and it just flakes away. 

Post # 8
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got shellac done for my wedding. I loved that it was dry when I left the salon and I didn’t have to worry about chipping it. I got white tips with a clear base, so I’m just letting it grow out instead of getting it removed. After about 2 weeks, I could see fine cracks in the white part. Like a PP said, you have to take it off with acetone and if you search for shellac on here, you can find instructions.

Post # 9
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Mine on my wedding day. I used to get them done every time I went in for a manicure because nail polish on me chips within hours. I stopped getting manicures since the wedding because funds are tight, gotta pay that rent 😉 They are fantastic. Just make sure you go somewhere nice and clean and that has a good reputation for these types of services. They last me forever. 

Post # 10
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

shellac/opi gel manicures are awesome; like someone else said, though, i would get it done at least once before your wedding to make sure the place isn’t horrible at it.  when i get mine done at my usual salon it lasts 2+ weeks, but I got it done at a different salon a few weeks ago and it lasted 4 days (i watched them do it and they definitely werent’ as exact with the steps/i’m not positive they used the right products)

Post # 15
2009 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Remember Shellac is just one of many brands, so if a salon tells you they use another brand that’s okay.  There are a few maxing brands out there!!!

They should last somewhere between 2-3 weeks.  We routinely get 4 weeks on our clients!

Post # 16
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

AHHH! I love Shellac so much that i just bought the dryer and polishes for home use. However, my nails grow so fast that basically I only had it on for a week before having to re-apply. If you don’t buy the things to take it off, it can be very hard to take off yourself. I have discovered that if you only want it to last a week AND quickly come off after that week, DON’T use the base coat. Simply do two color coats followed by the top coat and it still is durable, but it SO EASY to take iff after about a week. Simple peels off!! 


I just got a Shellac French Manicure and it looks awesome! I’d post a pic but it’s starting to grow out and look bad..Haha



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