Totsy’s very own online marketing director, Irina, gave the shellac manicure a try and here’s what she had to say:
I’ve held out on getting a shellac manicure for so long, but finally caved last weekend! I try to avoid all these ‘fad’ manicures and trends as I am hesitant about all these chemicals that can weaken your nails. Several of my friends swear by shellac, so I finally decided to give it a shot. I’m in love!
Why shellac manicures rocks:
- Lasts much longer than your average manicure. A good manicure for me lasts 5-10 days. Shellac lasts almost 3 weeks, sometimes more, without chipping. You usually have to get a new manicure not because of chipping, but because your own nails grew out too long.
- Makes your nails stronger. I was chopping vegetables post-shellac and bam – knife right into my nail. My shark knife would no doubt have left a dent in my manicure or a cut fingernail, but I guess this hardened gel is not as easy to shatter.
- Gives your nails this gorgeous shine.
- No drying time! Once your manicure is finished, you can head out the door without having to worry about not being able to change your baby’s diaper. No more smudging!
I highly recommend a shellac manicure for moms with little time to spare for themselves!
Have you ever tried a shellac manicure? What do you think? If you’d like to DIY at home for a fraction of the cost, check out our blog post: How To Shellac Nails at Home!