Post # 1
i wrapped them in acetone-soaked paper towels, then aluminum foil, and soaked. Every bit of the polish is now off, but the surface of my nails is now bumpy. What can I do? I want to take a week off from going to a manicurist.
Post # 2
doctorbr1de : Buff them with a nail file?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal
I learned this the hard way a few months ago and trashed my nails! They kept breaking off and looked so bad. I would not do any more filing because you will end up thinking the nail too much in some spots. I would get the OPI nail repair polish and just put that on until your next manicure.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE
When removing shellac or gel nails, the removal takes some of the natural nail layer with it as well. Buff them and then apply a base coat of some kind. I recommend OPI Nail Envy! It will get your nails nice and healthy if you leave it on for a week between manicures. That’s what I do!
Post # 5
doctorbr1de : They have something called ridge filler it paints on like nail polish. Do that then clear and you should be good. Or you can try to buff them out. I have this issue right now too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I’ve removed shellac before myself. First I usually let my nails breathe for a day. Then I use a buffer bar to smooth them, and then coat them with clear Sally Hansen nail growth polish to protect and heal them.
I will say I’m not a regular shellac wearer. I only get my nails done for special occasions (so maybe 3-4 times a year), and opt for shellac so I know they won’t chip. So my nails may be a little tougher than those of a regular shellac wearer.
Post # 7
Can’t thank you ladies enough. After buffing, my nails were perfectly smooth and have actually held onto “regular” nail polish, done myself last night, much better than my nails normally do
Post # 8
I just did this same thing last week. I seem to go crazy once my nail polish chips and then I just want it all off. My nails are still recovering. Going to try some of these suggestions myself!