A new kind of polish long-term application for nails is healthier than the alternative, resists chipping and damage, and might actually save you money.
Stylish women all over the world are now very familiar with last summer’s finger and toe polish phenom: gels. Gel polish lasts three to four weeks, and is now being applied at salons all over the world in a variety of colors — that’s the upside. The downside is that the gel process makes it very hard for the gel to be removed: one must go to a salon, have acetone applied and pressured onto the nail, then the polish gel is peeled off. It can leave your nails very dry and thin and damaged, and they charge more to have it removed when you show up to restart the process.
There is now a better option for those with vacations, trips to Cannes and Venice, and the Paris couture coming up: CND Shellac. It has the same effect — your polish on your fingers and toes can last three to four weeks and won’t chip, no matter how many suitcases you’re dealing with. CND Shellac does not come in quite as wide an array of colors as gels — but it does come in bright red, black, white and a cool navy blue, and the colors can even be combined to create a unique moire effect. We tried the black and a white layered together, resulting in a chic summer bronze.
What is Shellac Nail polish?
Shellac Nail polish is a combination of polish and gel that goes on smoothly and is guaranteed by Shellac to give you a flawless, chip free finish. Shellac paints on just like a regular polish using specially formulated base coat, two layers of color, and top coat. After each coat of polish is applied, you put your hand under the unique timed lamp while the other hand is being painted. As soon as the manicurist is done with your nails, you can dig into your purse for your keys without any concern of smudging or chipping. They are 100 percent dry in the same time it takes for a normal manicure.