I’ll bet your wondering why I’m starting to offer so many services. Is it because I want to milk this cosmetology license as much as possible? No…. To make as much money as possible? Nuh uh.. Is it because I want to dominate the beauty industry? Nope. Okay maybe a little.
So lets be frank.
It’s because someone will ask me if I’ve heard/tried this, or that product and if I haven’t, I don’t like to be left out. I’m competitive that way. I don’t like keeping up with the Joneses (sp?).. I like whooping up on them. I’m the neighborhood bully really. Oh, and if we’re being really frank, all of the things I offer I use myself. And I have to pay for my habit. Consider yourselves my dealers. Or I’m the dealer and your my buyers. Or you’re just my enablers. Either way. I NEED YOU!
SOO when I had a client tell me about Shellac I was embarrassed that I had no idea what she was talking about. I typically don’t know a lot about new nail services out there because when I was in cosmetology school lots of the “little old ladies” assumed (because I’m Asian) that I was going to be doing nails. So I rebelled. I stayed as far away from the nail aspect of cosmetology as possible. It’s mandatory that you take a certain amount of “nail” hours and have a certain amount of hands on (hardy har har) experience. So I’m no nail novice- but I’m not an expert either. Actually, the thought of touching someones foot makes me vomit. Seriously. I actually vomited at school once during a pedicure. SOOOO- Long story EVEN longer. Shellac. I’m terrible at explaining things but I’m going to try to explain this as simply as possible. Shellac is a hard-core manicure. Its suppose to last 2-weeks and beyond! This stuff is actually safe and wont damage your nails. There is no buffing or filing of the actual nail. Except to shape if desired. So you layer on the special UV polish, base, color, and top coat and set the polish in between coats under a UV lamp. The end results. Beautifully painted nails that remain chip free, stronger, and just as glossy as the first day, up until the last day. They say it lasts 2+ weeks and you could go longer depending on how fast your nails grow.
I don’t like to solicit anything I myself haven’t tried. I myself don’t get manicures because I have NEVER had my nails painted and not messed them up within seconds of having them done or leaving the salon, and B. they chip either within an hour and DEFINITELY by the next day. I think if anyone is a good model for this stuff, it would be me. So I got all the supplies needed and tried it out myself last night. I was planning on taking step by step pictures, but with two little ones running around, a house filled with 6 shedding animals, and the lack of ability to function with my left hand… last night was just a hot, harry mess. As I was applying the polish, I got hair on several nails.. then I smudged the polish trying to shove my hands into the UV lamp inches away from where I was painting them. And then amongst all the commotion I forgot if I put the top coat on one of my hands. It was late. I *think* I put it on. Anyway- I’m writing this “review” 24+ hours later and have to say. Even after I thought one of my nails looked like it melted when I smudged it, it smoothed out on its own while drying, and they are still shiny and chip free today! I even washed dishes, babies, and myself! I’ll post again if I find out it sucks later. But so far, soooo good! I’ll have to get one of my friends to sit down and be a model for some action photos!
Here is a good review with pictures about CND Shellac