So, I posted a while back about getting gel manicures (2), how they chipped within four days and started peeling off in five. For some strange reason, I decided to give it another shot on Thursday when I went in for a post work mani. I told the nail tech about my other two experiences at another nail salon. Of the three types they offered, she recommended the CND Shellac. I picked a color off the color wheel and that was that. I noticed that each coat she applied was much thinner than the gel, but the time under the UV lamp was longer. I'm happy to report that it's day 5 and they still look great. No chipping or rough edges. The color is washed out in the picture I took below, it's closer to the image above.
I'm hoping that removal is easy and that my nails are not ruined. If all goes smoothly, I will be all for getting this type of mani. I will start using waterproof sunscreen prior just for good measure. I'll post an update in a few days to let y'all know how they are holding up.
top image via CDN Shellac