(Closed) Shellac Manicure??

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Meee! I use Gelish, but they are basically the samething just different brands. It wears well: high shine and no chips for atleast 2 wks for me. My salon hand buffs my nails, so no drills.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got a shellac manicure for the first time with a Groupon myself!  I loved it and I’m not a regular manicure person.

It lated almost 3 weeks looking good and about a month total.  That last week, my nail was growing, so there was “clean” nail at the bottom.

 

The best part about the shellac is that once you put it under the UV light (you’ll stick your fingers in a little light machine), it’s hard as a rock.  No waiting to stick you hand in your purse.  🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just plucked this from an older thread.  I took this picture of my hand four weeks after my first shellac manicure.  You can see that the nail has grown in, but that the polish still looks okay.

 

 

 

The salon I went to takes it off for free whenever you want.  You have to soak your hands in pure acetone for 10 minutes.  The polish peels up and then they use an orange stick to rub it off.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did it for a vacation, and it lasted the whole time–2 weeks! Only 1 chip (I was on a beach, too, so that may have contributed). They look great and help your nails grow (since they are a nice, hard covering). I love them! Will be doing them for my wedding 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Bostongrl25: It is best to go in and have it taken off. they dip them in some sort of acetone solution and then use a scraper thing. It only takes like 5 min and your nails look fine afterwards.

Post # 11
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609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s best that they are soaked off. If you peel the polish off it will take a layer of your nail bed with it…not so cute when you want a french manicure look (i.e. like the above pic).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I should add that one of my friends got the same thing done (using the Groupon) before going to Jamaica and hers peeled off much more quickly.  She was snorkling a lot, so perhaps it doesn’t hold up well to salt water?  Or, perhaps humidity and sand had an effect.

Post # 13
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243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve been doing a no-chip manicure at my salon, but it’s an OPI no chip gel. It works great and lasts for three weeks or longer with no chipping!! My nails have grown out beautifully it’s worth every $25

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@angelica3025: I think that was one of the side benefits that I liked…my nails seemed to grow out really nicely because the shellac was keeping the tips strong. 

The woman who did mine the second time said that it’s best not to continueously have shellac on your nails, so I’m going to take a break after my current manicure grows out.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i have a french shellac on right now and it’s been about 3 weeks.. only one nail chipped (my thumb.. maybe i’m just rough with my  hands? i dunno) but  i’m seriously satisfied!

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