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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Miracle Manicure - 3 weeks on

I'm always pleased when a product does what it promises, I love it when it surpasses my expectations.
Shellac manicure just after application

Shellac says that their polish wears flawlessly for 14 days and 3 weeks on, it's still looking fabulous and I haven't been careful with them. The only problem is that my nails have grown and the colour is moving up.
3 weeks later

So now for the second test, removal. Shellac does sell removal wraps which minimises the contact of acetone with the skin, but at £3 a pack to do all your nails, it does add additional cost to the manicure and they are fiddley to use.

What I would recommend is; buying nail varnish containing acetone (available from boots, superdrug etc.) which you fill a small bowl with. Then put this bowl in a larger bowl of hot water (a bit like a bain-Marie) and pop your nails in and the polish melts off easily.

I'm heading off on holiday in a few weeks and getting a Shellac manicure will be top of my beauty preparation list.

CND’s Shellac manicure cost me £27 from my local salon (House of Beauty Cambridge


  1. This really looks great, to make it last even longer where the tips have grown out and fresh nail you can paint a contrast colour, its become a very popular way to elongate that life of Shellac!

  2. I will have to give that a try, great tip Holly x

  3. what's the name of the color? :-)

  4. Tropix - my fav summer shellac colour! Emily x


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