Hi Dolls, I'm sure you've all heard about Shellac from other bloggers or tweets but if you haven't ...it's a polish gel made by Creative nail design. It's purpose is to give you the look and feel of regular polish but the lasting power of 2 weeks without chips or smudges!
I ordered my products from different sellers on ebay.
You will need the following...A lamp, mine is a UV 36 watt, nail prep, a gel nail wipe (I got prep & wipe in one) Base coat, Top coat, your choice of colour and a cuticle oil to finish...So lets get started...
First you need to file your nails & push the cuticles back and remove any cuticle or hang nails (hang nails are the skin on the side that can catch) Once you are happy with your shape wipe over each nail with the prep, make sure there is no bits of fluff or hairs on the nail plate!
Then coat your first hand with a thin layer of the base coat and place under the light, while this hand is curing repeat on the other hand. Place in the lamp for 10seconds (I left it for about 20seconds.
Then take your first hand out and apply an even coat of your colour, remembering to seal the free edge (end of nail tip)
Place in the lamp for 2minutes. Repeat on other hand twice so your doing two coats of colour on each hand.
Then apply one coat of top coat and cure under the lamp for 2minutes. Once the 2minutes is up wipe over each nail with a cotton pad lightly soaked in gel wipe to remove the sticky residue.
Your nails should now be fine to touch and perfectly cured! To finish, dab a small amount of cuticle oil over each finger and gently massage in.
The best thing about Shellac is the beauty to get up & go once your done! No drying time, no smudges! You should be left with beautifully manicured nails!
The colour my sister chose is Decedance which if I'm honest I was not very happy with the colour! Don't get my wrong the colour is lovely but it's not how it looks on the bottle as you can see from the picture above! I ordered it expecting a gorgous dark berry shade & instead its a real classic red!
Now my other sister chose the shade Cocoa by Bluesky shellac gel (basically it's a knock off company) but I wanted to test to see if it lasts the two weeks.
The colour is a gorgeous fudge/nude and very true to the colour on the bottle! I have to admit so far I'm impressed!
I will do an update in a week on both colours to see how they are coping!
Have you tried Shellac yet?...I think I'm hooked already & can't wait to get new colours! I've got my eyes on the new greys that are coming out in March! ;)