The hardest decision that a woman had to make at a nail salon used to be which color she wanted to wear for the week. We now have to decide whether we want a shellac, regular, acrylic gel, or gelish manicure. Indecisive people may find this a real nightmare. Since I was a newbie, I did not know what they were until a few weeks ago. Loxa Beauty provides a breakdown of the products, as well as a demonstration video of a nail polish manicure.
ShellacShellac was created by Creative Nail Design. The polish will last at least two full weeks without fading, scratching or smudging. Shellac is able to last for 14 days, which is a feat in itself. Shellac is a popular product that many women use to strengthen and improve their nails. Shellac is not only non-damaging to your nails but can actually improve the health of your nails over time.
Now that you know all about Shellac it’s now time to learn about Gelish. Gelish by Hand and Nail Harmony is a hybrid gel polish. This manicure will give you a perfect manicure for up to two weeks. Yes, I said THIRTY WEEKS. Hand and Nail Harmony offers 72 Gelish colors so that women can choose their favorite color. Gelish Removal is a simple and safe process if done correctly.
Gelish PolishBoth Shellac & Gelish are applied in the same way as polish but are then cured with UV lamps, giving them the long-lasting results of gel nails. Both soak off in acetone and do not require filing the surface of the nails before application. This protects natural nail, making them safer than traditional gels. Each brand’s top and base coats will work with each other’s UV lamps and polish, but each system works best when used as a whole. The result is a super-shiny nail that’s durable and looks natural. This hybrid-polish manicure has become a salon favorite.
Artificial NailsAn artificial nail is one that uses gel as a binding agent between the natural and synthetic nails. Gel nails are more durable and less likely than acrylic nails to chip. Gel can be used to maintain healthy, long nails. The odorless nature of gel nails makes it a popular alternative to acrylic. Gel nails don’t contain the same acids as acrylic nails; they’re healthier and more natural. A gel manicure can also look more natural, since the gel nails are flexible and adhere to the nail naturally. Gel nails do not need lift, polish or backfills. These nails are more durable and shiny than acrylic.
The gel is applied on the nail, and then cured with an ultraviolet lamp. The gel adheres well to fingernails and is long-lasting. Gel nails are easily removed by filing. These nails do not damage the natural nails like acrylic nails. Gel manicures are more expensive than acrylic manicures.
Do you like any of them? Your thoughts are welcome.