Shellac manicures and I officially have a love/hate relationship. I love the fact that it lasted for more than 5 days (lasted 3 1/2 weeks), and the fact that it didn’t chip AT ALL, and the fact that it stayed extra glossy and shiny — up to the day that I soaked them off.
Ok, now on to why I hate them.
The new growth situation. After week 1 it looked like a much needed extremely overdue fill-in, when in fact it was just my natural nails peeking though. My manicurist, Susie, said just go get some pure acetone polish remover and let them soak. No problemo right.
UUUHHH nooooppppe! After I watched X-Men First Class and Love Jones (which equals more than 4 hours total, FYI), I still had ALL 10 of my very shinny nails. Well maybe 7, but it was a lot. Perhaps it may have been my cheap Rite Aid brand polish remover but in any case it was too much effort. And I was not paying Susie to remove and repaint.
But check out how pretty they were.