Get tips that don’t chip. If you love that freshly manicured feeling, but hate how they look a couple of days later once life has chipped away at them – you need to try these revolutionary two week gel manicures.
How does it work?
Take the ease of a simple varnish manicure and the strength of a gel nail, and you’re some way towards understanding what these new techniques are all about. They’re all about retaining flawless colour with no chips or breaks, while being gentle on the natural nail.
You can expect manicures & pedicures to last about two weeks. Some may find that the chip-free finish lasts longer than this, but it’s recommended that you get them removed after 14 days as by this time your own nail will have started to grow out.
First your nails may be given a wipe to prep them for the colour, but they don’t need to be filed down to remove the natural shine, as with some other manicures. Then a base coat is applied to anchor the colour to the nail, followed by two colour coats – each of which is cured for a minute underneath a special LED lamp. Then you get a high-gloss top coat and a final curing under the lamp, and you’re good to go! No drying time needed – you’ll just need to pop back in two weeks later to get the colour professionally removed, as unfortunately this can’t be done at home.
Is it for me?
Maybe you’re going on holiday and don’t want to worry about your nails looking awful halfway through, or you’re a blushing bride-to-be and need to be confident that your nails aren’t going to chip before those crucial ring pictures get taken - these Shellac manicures are perfect for those who want colour and a flawless finish for longer. Shellac is also great for those whose hands take more of a bashing every day, but who aren’t willing to give up on gorgeous nails just because they’re the ones doing the washing up.
Good to know
These gel manicures also improve the strength of your natural nail.