February 22, 2011

Nail File: Shellac Shine

The second I found out what the words shellac manicure meant, I was hooked. As most of you know, I am a nail fanatic. I've tried every color, length, shade, and decal and now SHELLAC; fourteen days,  no-chip, highly intense, glossy nails.

The posh MiniLuxe on  Newbury Street was kind enough to set me up with a shellac manicure at the relaxing boutique salon. This is not a polish but a gel that is layered and dries within a minute under a UV light hardening the gel for zero chips. MiniLuxe uses CND's formula that comes in twelve colors. I chose Fedora, a Merlot like red. This coming Month, they will be featuring more colors which is great!

The whole process was forty five minutes and not as much soaking/filing. Once the layer is under the lamp, it is dry. You can dig for car keys right then and there. The results were amazing and I have never seen my nails so glossy. The compliments started right away and two weeks later, I can say no chips. My nails really were stronger and healthier.

To remove, you can have them professionally taken off or use 99% acetone.

3 comments:

Robyn Marie said...

I love the idea of not having to get a maniure every week, or every other week which seems to suit my schedule and wallet. However, I have had a couple friends get this done and while the initial result is great, the state of their nails post-shallac was not so great. You may have a totally different experience though. Report back once you take it off. I am dying to try this and want other opinions.

Sarah McManus said...

I loved it. I removed after the two weeks but probably could have gone longer! The cuticles will grow but it is hardly noticeable.

Robyn Marie said...

That is so good to know. I'm sold!

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