Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cybelesays Special Report - Hello Shellac!

Remember this feature from last year with the new trend for the long-lasting manicure? Well CND’s version, called Shellac Hybrid Nail Color, is upon us. It's the same base coat, color, top coat then cure with a UV light type of process and the formula is 3-Free (no formaldehyde, tolune or DBP) like the other company I tried last year but did this Shellac live up to the hype? Click after the jump to see!



Shellac-Nail-ColourAs you can see from the two photos, the two week photo looks just as good as the day I got it done – still shiny, no chips and I plan on wearing it for at least another week or maybe more. And to remove it, either get ahold of their Shellac Remover Wraps or wrap each digit in tin foil with a piece of cotton soaked in acetone for a few minutes. 

And Shellac offered something the other company  didn’t. Color! There are 12 shades to choose - white of Cream Puff to the beige of Iced Cappuccino to the bright watermelon pink of Tropix (I got this color).

While only some salons are offering the service right now, if you are in the SoCal area, I highly recommend having the nail salon, Nail Garden, apply Shellac. Even though I have been known to bring my own tools, I just don’t really go to nail salons anymore since seeing with my own eyes that most don’t care about sanitizing the area and instruments they use but I can’t say that about Nail Garden. My fears were quelled as soon as my manicurist sat down and started by opening the cuticle nippers from their plastic bag that showed they were in the autoclave. So in nails, you can trust Nail Garden!

Their location is:

Nail Garden
10939 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604-3341

* Shellac with the mani is $39
* Shellac with the pedi is $45

And tell them sent you and they'll take 10% off your service!

For salons nationwide that are offering Shellac in your area, click here.



Very cool. I actually have an appt with Nail Garden for the shellac tonight!


Oh you know what? I read that if you leave it on longer than 2 weeks, it gets harder to remove. Just FYI.


Hi Jen! Great timing on the feature since you are going there tonight. Small world.
And I will remove it tomorrow as I had not heard that it is hard to take off after two weeks. I'm going to take it off tomorrow then. Yikes!


It is not really "harder" to remove after two weeks, you might just need to soak the nails a few more minutes each. I have worn it 3 weeks and only needed about 12-15 min. to remove. No worries!

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