Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shellac-Off

Have you tried nail shellac before? I have. I love it. I tend to get a manicure only when I’m travelling and don’t want to touch up my nails on a trip. Shellac lasts way longer (as in 2.5 weeks). It doesn’t chip and it’s beautiful.

My nails are prepped like a regular manicure and then after every coat (base, 2 coats and top coat), you place your fingers under a UV lamp.

When I get shellacking done, I pay around $35. That’s steep, I know. To me, it’s worth it when I’m going to be away, particularly down South swimming all week long.

To get it removed properly you are supposed to go back to the salon. Oops. I just pick it off. Bad, bad, bad!

Anyhow, there are many pros and cons to getting this done. Your nails need to be healthy before even considering it. You need the cash. And, you should as with everything, be aware of the chemicals you are putting on your body. Rumour has it, long term, not so great to do ALL the time, thins your nails.

I’ve been seeing home shellac kits everywhere lately. Have you ever done it yourself? The initial set-up cost is expensive (maybe $125-$150), but I’m just wondering if it’s worth it if you shellac-off regularly :)

Curious to see who’s doing what in the nail department. What do you think of this trend?

Simply Yours,

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Joy December 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I am VERY curious about the DIY at home kits, I love Shellac over the holidays or when I’m away but yeah, gets pricey to do it a few times a year! Would LOVE to know if the at home kits are good!

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