Monday, December 26, 2011

shellac nails...

So I have tried the shellac (gel) nails now twice,  And I will say I am so impressed.
I have had acrylics on and off for years, oh the money I have spent for nails.  As an artist, they were fabulous, easy clean up and nothing stuck on them.
Then I decided no more, and have had my natural nails for about a year I guess...maybe longer.
Now I like them short and rounder...but always painted.  Problem, it never lasts.  Even the Sally Hansen Complete, boasts long wear...but in about 3-4 days, chips start.
So a friend told me about the shellac, and I am so happy.  Nothing sticks...they do last 2 weeks.  It is a bit pricey, about 25.00 here in Louisiana.  It is not damaging to your nails, they say and I see no problems yet.
So I thought I would share the proof... a messy art day.
I still have a bit of paint on my middle finger tip, oops...But the nails are perfect. 
I will admit to getting bored with the color after a week or so, I am very picky with my nails...


  1. These sound great...with the exception of getting bored with the colour after a week. If you like change and trying new colours, or changing depending on your mood, it's a bit pricey to change. But the polish certainly does last a long time.

  2. Hi Kathy,
    I never heard of shellac--I've had acrylics for 1,000 years! lol I'm going to ask the woman who does my nails about shellac...this sounds awesome.

    I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year!!

  3. I have heard of these, but have not yet tried them, I had acrylics for 15 years, but decided no more since I always had my hands in paint. This looks promising!