I wanted a Shellac manicure since ages, actually since i saw Lisa Eldrige's video on it! For those of you who don't know what a Shellac manicure (or pedicure) is, it's a new type of nail polish that adheres to your nails for 15 days or more without chipping and without causing the nail damage. You can read more about it here. The price is 30 euros, so not so much more expensive than your standart manicure which would last much less.
When i booked my apointment i had a dark brown shade in mind, but since the weather has been so hot and sunny, it would look quite ridiculous so I opted for the coral shade called tropix which turned out coraly/pink on me and i love it!
I wanted to film the whole process and take pictures step by step, but the lady there didn't let me, and told me to call the PR company...pfff :-( (Which I may do when i get my second Shellac or my shellac pedicure for all of you to see).
The whole process took about 35 minutes, it just consists of alot of layering and placing your hand in the UV light activator, and the amazing thing is after you are done, your nails are hard as rock and you don't have to wait for them to dry!
I will take a picture each week, or once my nail chips so you all can see if this is long lasting. Also, my nails are TERRIBLE and nothing lasts more than 2 or 3 days on me, even with a top quality basecoat.
(Excuse my nasty nails, i have the worse cuticles ever despise all the hand creams, solar oil and Sally Hansen cuticle remover...sadly only a good manicure fixes that :-( )
Let me know if you have tried Shellac, and how long it lasted for you!