Friday, August 16, 2013

Suzie Gets A Shellac!

Hey Ladies,

So recently I decided to treat myself and get a shellac manicure. I had a very hectic week and there is nothing worse than turning up to an important event dressed to impress with chipped nail polish. I popped into the Kate Elizabeth Day Spa in the Omni Shopping Centre in Santry on a whim and luckily they were able to fit me in. I have never tried shellac and I was a little bit hesitant because I have heard mixed reports from people about what state your nails end up after the removal.

After a couple weeks of using OPI Nail Envy nail strengthener I was confident my nails wouldn't be effected too much by the shellac. The process of shellac is so quick and simple and takes no longer than 20-30 minutes depending on if you go in with a polish on like I have, be it shellac or regular enamel. I chose to go for a french manicure something clean and classic. The result was fantastic I really couldn't have asked for a better job and the cost was only €35!

I am a very hands on person so I was expecting it to last about a week before I saw any chips. Rightly so a week in I managed to chip both index fingers. I re-polished it with a basic white just to fill in the gap and after the 14 days of having it on I removed it at home. I have a post coming on that next week to share how I did that! After I removed it I was pleasantly surprised that my nails are still in great condition and aren't snapping like I had feared. Although I did love the shellac I think next time I will go for gellac instead as it is said to be a stronger product which means less chips and also I might go for a coloured nail instead of a french manicure. I found that coming to the last day or two of having it on the white tips started looking a bit grubby.

Keep an eye out for the "Shellac Removal" post coming on Monday if you want my best tricks on removing shellac hassle free.

Check out my name on the receipt its so hilarious!

1 comment :

  1. I really love the colour of your nails in the first photo! but both styles look great :)
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    saida xo