(Closed) Shellac nails

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ENarcy:  I’m a nail tech….and we have been doing tons of shellac.  Its fabulous….it lasts up to 2 weeks. I have had customers that have gone 3-4 weeks with no chips…def would highly recommend it to you.  It doesn’t damage your nails either or make them look thick or fake.  Keeps your nails stronger and helps them from breaking…a little pricey probably 30-45 dollars but totally worth it!! Go for it my lady, I think you’ll love it.

Post # 6
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ENarcy:  I would def. say start maybe 2 months or so before your wedding…really that’s up to you but def. do it a couple times before..your nails will grow longer.  Some cleaning stuff like bleach I think..or like tilex super strong stuff sometimes makes it peel other than that I haven’t had any experiences with anything else bothering it…except for acetone of course. Your nails could still break but will def. be much stronger and way less likely to break, also if you have ridges or peeling it helps a lot with that too! I LOVE IT!! haha if you can’t tell, totally a nail junkie–anymore questions just ask me!

Post # 7
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was wondering about shellac myself! I have terrible luck with manicures, and my nails are in generally awful shape most of the time.

@k_nash: Would this be an option for those with short nails? I keep my nails trimmed to below the tip of my finger.

Post # 8
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Masala:  It works pretty good on short nails too..sometimes the tip of the nail wears away a little easier because there isn’t as much free edge to “seal” the shellac…but it still works pretty darn good!! It’s amazing stuff…works on toes aswell.  I have found that a dry pedicure is better with the shellac on toe nails though. 

Post # 9
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363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@ENarcy: I just got my second manicure with Shellacs and I’m in love. My nails always chip and tear and I can never grow them out. I read some good things about it on here after getting a full set taken off so I tried it out. My first one lasted just over two weeks before chipping, and even then it was little and didn’t continue to chip. I went 3 weeks before the second one. It takes a little longer to get done and to take off,  but well worth it! I actually had to have them file my nails down when I went back because it preventing them from tearing.

Another lady at the salon said OPI Axiomm has more colors, but it takes much longer to do and take off and doesn’t look as great. I don’t know first hand, but I’m okay with the 12 or so options Shellacs has.

Post # 10
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@k_nash:I am thinking about doing this for my (delayed) honeymoon.  If you do get a chip (say, for instance, before I got back), is there any way to patch it like you would with regular nail polish?

Post # 11
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747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i love these! had my first one three weeks ago, got a french manicure, and i’m going to take it off now. no chips (and i washed dishes without gloves, changed my windshield wipers, i paid them no mind to trying preserve them), only taking it off because it’s grown out. i’m totally going to get one before the wedding, and i’ll do it a few days ahead of time and then i won’t have to worry about having time to get them done or having them get wrecked. i wouldn’t have any concern about them chipping while on vacation, if you were really worried you could do a light color so it wouldn’t be as noticeable. 

Post # 12
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2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LOVE LOVE shellac! I can’t get over how long it lasts and does NOT ruin your nails if you want them off. But, if you do want to take them off, go somewhere where they know how to do it.

Post # 13
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325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Georgia Bee: most definitely!! you can totally do that.

Post # 14
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had a Shellac mani for my wedding and liked that I had perfect nails.  Usually my polish starts to chip the same day I get them done.  My only complaint is that the color I got was not what I wanted.  I had to settle because the salon I went to didn’t have very many colors because they were backordered.

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