Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Shellac Manicures || Worth It?!

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Since aound November time i've been visiting my local hair salon fortnightly and having a shellac manicure. Shellac is basically a gel like polish that is applied and then put under a UV light for 2 minutes. There are a whole load of shades, my beautician uses CND-Shellac and the colours are just beautiful.

The whole process takes around 45 minutes from removing the previous polish, manicuring the nails, applying base, polish and top coat and then any details you want over the top. I've had plain colours, flowers, fairy lights (they looked amazing) and my most recent design is these candy stripes (above).

The main benefit i've found with Shellac is the improvement of my nails. They are thicker, stronger and in 100% better condition. Over Christmas, I couldn't fit in for my fortnightly appointment so I had to wait a month and my nails were chipped, ridged and broken. The qualities in the polish just boost the growth and condition of my normal nails.

I pay £18 each time which I think is reasonable, the polish lasts for around 2 weeks and the whole experience is so relaxing. I go with my mum and we have such a good time. If you're local in Hull, the salon is called Boutique down Newland Avenue. We're now booked up fortnightly until May to avoid missing an appointment, that's an indication to how popular Shellac Manicures are.



  1. Gorgeus mani, I haven’t actually tried Shellac before. I’m definitely tempted to give them a shot for when I go on my jollies as I need a two week mani :) Fab review :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  2. I really loved my shellac nails over Christmas. They didn't chip which was the major bonus, and I was really surprised that my nails weren't in a bad condition once the polish was removed :) Love the colour of yours here!


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