All ABOUT BEAUTY: Shellac It!

By now every beauty-savvy Fashionista has heard about Shellac, the newest beauty trend that keeps fabulously polished nails flawless for weeks.  Sounds like the best idea ever as far as I am concerned. 

Though I have yet to actually get a Shellac manicure, I have pondered the idea several times.  However, after spotting this Fashionista’s chip-free nude manicure on the first day of spring semester, I got a feeling I would be making a stop by the nail salon before the week was over.

For the Fashionistas who haven’t heard of Shellac, it is Creative Nail Design’s latest innovation in nail-care. The product goes on like polish, wears like gel and doesn’t chip or smudge until your next visit to the nail salon.

However, that is one of the setbacks — Shellac can only be done and removed at a salon that carries the brand. The product comes in 30 shades and can be mixed to create different hues, but choosing a Shellac manicure also means Fashionsitas such as myself have to say goodbye to the beloved collection of nail polishes already stacked like trophies on the shelves in their rooms.

This Fashionista had nothing but great things to say about her Shellac manicure, which was a mixture of the colors Cocoa and Beau. And while my nails — painted the day before — had already formed small chips, hers were immaculate.

Shellac has its pros and cons, but if you are at all like me and pout when you chip a nail, Shellac seems like a pretty brilliant idea. Plus, what Fashionista wouldn’t like to wake up to a sparkling set of nails every morning?

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