Friday, August 30, 2013

The Tough Stuff

Hey Ladies,

So as you all know I got my first Shellac done recently (no longer a Shellac virgin) and instead of taking the trip back to the salon and paying extra for it to be removed I thought I would share my tips on how to do it at home!

What you will need:

  • Pure acetone - you can get this in Sally Salon Services or Terri Sales
  • Cotton pads
  • Nail file
  • Orange stick or cuticle pusher 
  • Tin foil
  • Nail conditioner/strengthener

How to do it:

  • Begin by filing on the top of your nail to wear down the first layer of Shellac so the acetone can penetrate underneath
  • Soak a cotton pad in acetone and wrap it around your nail
  • Then wrap the cotton pad in tin foil
  • Wait 5-10 minutes the longer the better but you don't want to damage your nails so go for 7.30 minutes a happy medium!
  • Remove the cotton pad/tin foil and the Shellac should look like it is peeling away to a powder
  • Starting at the cuticle use your orange stick to scrape down the nail and peel off all of the Shellac
  • It should come off easy enough and if not then try giving them a rub with acetone again
  • Once all of the polish is off sweep over the nail with the acetone left on the cotton pads
  • Give your hands a wash
  • Apply your favourite nourishing top coat and your good to go! 


Let me know how you get on and if this works for you!

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