(Closed) Self-removed Shellac mani, but my nails are so bumpy!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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586 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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4994 posts
Honey bee

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
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Honey bee
  • 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 # 8
Hostess
3166 posts
Sugar bee

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!

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