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    Shellac, these No Chip Manicures are Here to Stay!

    Shellac, the No Chip Manicure

    No Chip Manicures are a Marvel!

    God bless em all, all those scientists working so hard to make our lives just a little bit smoother and better! Looks like “no chip manicures” are now here for the asking . . . kind of hard to believe isn’t it?

    Can you picture your nails, two weeks after the manicure, looking as shiny and bright as when you left the salon?? So they say it’s so Joe! Creative Nail Design’s new Shellac Hybrid Nail Color manicure has come to select nail salons in May.  Shellac is the newest of three professional “no chip manicures” on the market today. OPI’s Axxium Soak-Off Lacquer and Minx Nails, who have a flexible film that is applied over the nails, are the only other companies I’m aware of that have a similar long lasting manicure available.

    To get shellacked is similar to a regular manicure. The polish consists of a base coat, color and a top coat. An ultraviolet light is used for drying in-between each coat and the manicure is instantly dry at the end. It will last for 2 weeks and look as fresh then as it did walking out the door!

    The Chicago Tribune reported,“For the recent America’s Beauty Show for hair salon professionals, members of the press were invited to try out Shellac. A test found truth in the claims. It still gleams on Day 14. “The shine factor with this is quite unbelievable,” Arnold said. True for the reddish-brown “Fedora” polish that I tried, one of 12 colors currently in the Shellac collection (12 more will be added for fall).

    The down side of having one of these no chip manicures is you should not try to take off the polish at home. You could chip or tear your nail in the process of trying to remove Shellac. A local hair salon I spoke with said it takes about 15 minutes to remove Shellac. They don’t charge for removal if you have another manicure afterwards. They charge $10.00 more than their regular manicures, which seems to be the going rate.

    Check out for more information. They also have a salon locator to find your nearest location.

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    1. Thank you Candace for your comment about Shellac polish.

      We love to hear your thoughts.

      Comment by Michelle Skye — February 10, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    2. I LOVE Shellac nails! Great post! They totally last 2 weeks and look beautiful the whole time. I have had some dryness of my nails after the first few times, and now they soak a cotton ball in acetone and place it on each nail, wrapping in foil for ten minutes. When they use the instrument to push the Shellac off, they lay it parallel with my nail, and no more dryness. I think they also recommend giving your nails a break from the Shellac after two or three applications. They are fabulous!

      Comment by Candace Dye — January 22, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    3. Seems like $10 extra is worth it. Science is so amazing!

      Comment by Best of Beehive — July 14, 2010 @ 8:46 am

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