Post # 1
So I got a Shellac mani today and I love this color — I think I want something soft, romantic and natural looking for the weddng, but do we think this is too pink or too shimmery? Should I try something that is more of a pale pink or maybe do a french?
Post # 3
I noticed that my colored nails showed up so much in the pictures when I was trying on dresses. French (and there are whites that aren’t BRIGHT) looked much more natural. I think the color I liked best was Snowbunny (not sure if it was Gelish or another brand) for the white. But if you want to have color than go for the pink.
Post # 4
I think that color is very cute! The only thing is I think you may need a few more coats! You can see your nail underneath, but the color is really pretty!
Post # 5
@natbug21: I agree.
Give a pale/nude pink color a try to see how you like it. If it doesn’t work for you, then I’d go with a french manicure. You can never go wrong with those. =)
Post # 6
I just got a shellac for the first time yesterday. I REALLY like the color I chose. Oddly enough it’s like a khaki color and matches pretty close to my natural nail color. I was thinking french manicure before, but this is winning me over. My new thing is natural and maybe funky toes instead.
I agree that a few more coats would be great for you.
P.S. your ring looks super similar to mine… and i’m liking it.
Post # 7
Does anyone know how to properly take off shellac polish? I soaked my nails in remover for a good 5 mins and scrubbed and scrubbed. I soaked some more and then it started peeling off. When my nails dried, I realized that it peeled off a lot of my actual nail. Now my nails are a wreck a wekk after getting engaged and everyone wants to see my ring! I really liked my fench shellac manicure but not going to do it again if this is what it does to my nails! Was I supposed to have it removed by my manicurist?
Post # 8
@jasmine.hunter: I think you are supposed to either get it removed at the nail salon or soak it in 100% acetone which you can only get at beauty supply stores like Sally’s.
I like the pink color! It’s not too overpowering or bright. It’s not too pale at all either.
Post # 9
Shellac has a couple pinks that I think are paler than that, if you want to try them: Romantique and Moonlight & Roses. OPI also has a “gel polish” colour that is perfect (on me at least!) called Bubble Bath.
As for home removal, go to the drug store and ask for the polish remover with the highest acetone content. Then use cotton balls and soak it in the remover and put them on your nails and put small pieces of aluminum foil around and wait. It usually takes about 5-10 mins, and I take off the inital peeled up layers and then put the cotton back on. I’ve found that it’s best on your nails to let the acetone peel it off, rather than scraping it off with a metal tool. You can also have it done by the manicurist too.
Post # 10
I don’t like that you can see the nail underneath..but its a nice color. i’m not too crazy about pink in general though.
Post # 11
I don’t think that is a good shellac job I do it very often and I think you should find someone who will pay attention to details because they will show in all the pics.
I think lighter would be nicer too!
These are my natural nails with french tip shellac:
bad cell phone pic
and light pink for my engagement
Post # 12
Yours look amazing! I have tried three different salons to find a good shellac job and feel like this is the best job I’ve had so far but you’re right, especially when compared to yours 🙁
I do want to try the OPI bubble bath color one so maybe I will request that one next time. Thank you ladies!
Post # 13
@mrs_g.mck: Okay, I kinda sounded mean. I didn’t mean to come across so rough…and after looking at the pic again its not the job…its the colour! Nails will show under light nail polish, but because your priginal colour is kind of a medium dark pink, it looks weird that it is showing. So if that salon offers the OPI colour you are considering or does french shellac you are set for sure :):)
Post # 14
@jasmine.hunter: you don’t need a 100% acetone remover, just a remover with acetone in it. Soak a cotton ball and place over each nail. Then wrap each finger in tin foil (i know this sounds silly!) and let them sit for 15 minutes. When you take the foil/cotton ball off the shellac will peel off or will easily rub off with one of those wooden sticks used for doing nails.