Happy Hump Day my friends! How has your week been so far? Great, I hope! Last weekend I decided to treat myself and go for a manicure - which is something I rarely do, no matter how much I love them. I just don't have time to stop and get one normally. This time I went with a new technique called "Shellac". It is a lot like the Gel nails from what I hear. It took about an hour to do and they are done a lot like a normal manicure. They get the base coat, nail polish and then the top coat. The only difference is that they are "cured" under the light for 10 to 30 seconds in between each coat. Once the manicure is finished you literally walk out with completely dry nails. I LOVE this technique and the BEST part is that it is supposed to last completely for 2 weeks with NO chipping at all. So, I have decided to put that theory to the test. Here is a picture right after I got them done - excuse the poor quality - it was taken with my Iphone. The only thing I didn't like, but didn't notice until after I had left, was the fact that she didn't paint my entire nail on a couple of them and I don't know why exactly - but either way, I really do like this technique and another thing I forgot to mention - the shine is also supposed to last the full 2 weeks. Also, the color is called: Red Baroness and is really a beautiful color in person. It also looks very Christmasy too which I like even more so. :o)
On another note, "Shellac colors are hypo-allergenic, and “3-Free” – no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. The formula is thin and flexible like polish, so it not only looks natural, it provides strong natural nail protection with a resilient mirror finish that resists dullness and chipping, even during the most rigorous activities." So far, so good. I type all day long at work and have done a lot of activities like putting up the Christmas tree and wrapping gifts, etc., and there is still not a single chip! :) Have I mentioned how much I love this polish technique?! HA!
Here it is after day 4 - (again, excuse the iphone photo - it was dark when I took this picture last night) - see... Same as day 1! :)
Lots of love and hugs,