Sunday, 29 July 2012

Shellac - One week update.

So, it has been over a week since I had my first Shellac manicure. I thought I'd update you with the results after a week and a day.

I've been really rough on my nails to see how well they cope. I work in a busy shop and have counted thousands of pounds in coins every night and deliberately been quite heavy handed. I've also been moving heavy clothing fixtures and racks and shelves etc, so my hands have been put through the paces.

Here are how they looked the day I had them done.

And here they are after a week and a day.

There's minimal chipping - just around the edge of my thumb nail and right index finger... but it's more wear rather than chipping. The nail technician that did mine didn't seem to cap the edge of the nail very well, so I think rather than being the product's fault, I would be more tempted to blame it on the application.

As you can see the only signs of wearing really is the growth from the cuticle area. I think I'd get another week out of these, definitely. I've been so impressed with Shellac that I actually invested in buying a set for myself. I'm currently waiting for it all to arrive but will be doing my own Shellac manicures from now on, how exciting.

I'll keep an update as to how long I keep this particular manicure on for. I can see myself wanting to change it straight away when my own set comes, though!

For reference, this colour is Rosebud which is a nice purple-undertoned pink colour.


  1. This is a lovely colour! Seems like a good product too.. looks like there's hardly any wear!

    1. Yeah it has lasted really really well, and considering how hard I've been on my nails, I'm really impressed!

  2. Shellac is my favourite! Haven't been able to wear normal polish since I got my first shellac mani back in December. Amazing stuff.

    I also bought my own kit and have been doing my own nails too, such a good investment!

    Lola |

  3. I just started following your blog & I adore it.
    This year i am trying to make my dreams come true.

    follow back please & thank you!
    <3 :)

  4. Love this colour :)

    Franzi from ♥

  5. Love the color! I am thinking about getting Shellac as well but i cannot imagine wearing the same nail polish for this long

    I am giving away three unique pairs of handmade earrings on my blog and I'll be so glad if you join!


  6. If you're looking for an excellent contextual advertising network, I recommend that you check out ExoClick.


    Professional trading signals delivered to your mobile phone daily.

    Start following our signals NOW and gain up to 270% per day.