23 Jun 2014
Ever since I tried shellac for the first time I’ve been absolutely obsessed. I almost always have to have my fingernails (and toenails!) painted all the time because I love it but regular polish just stinks at staying on hands. Mine would chip usually the same day and then you have to wait for what seems like forever to be dry. Shellac is the cure to both of those problems. For probably about 2-3 years I’ve been going to the same place to get my shellac on and was completely happy with it though they continue to raise their prices (which is still well below many other places) and don’t get in new colors often (which I’m all about changing up my color choices) so I decided to try a different route!
I read and researched several different brands of at home gel/shellac kits and found the consensus to be about the same. They all included an LED lamp, one color, and your top and base coat. So off to Target I went. My options were the Sally Hansen kit or the SensationNail kit, I went with SensatioNail only for the fact that it was $20 cheaper!
The kit includes everything you need to get started and I purchased another color as well so I would have two different color options to start out with as the kit came with a Raspberry color as shown on the box. I followed the simple directions they included, which are the same steps that are being done if you’ve gone to a nail salon before to get shellac and I think it turned out pretty well! It probably took me 10 minutes in total, I completed one hand first then the other so that I wouldn’t risk messing them up in the process!
It was only my first time and I think the white turned out pretty well, I did end up doing 3 coats of white since it was a lighter color and didn’t have as good coverage! I think the next time will be ever better as I get the hang of it more but pretty much the same technique as painting with regular nail polish. For $40 after two times of doing it, it will have paid itself off! And getting a new color is $10 which they say should last you about 10 times. Sounds good to me! So tell me are you as obsessed with shellac as I am?
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