This gift to all women who are disillusioned by traditional nail lacquer and its incessant chipping, comes from salon brand CND- Introducing Shellac.
To show you how easy, and frankly similar it is to a regular manicure, I took photos of my latest application. I'm not usually a red nail person, but for the purpose of showing you guys what this stuff is capable of, I went bold to make sure everything (even any flaws) show up through the process.
|Base coat of Shellac being applied (comes out of a regular looking polish bottle and everything).|
|After curing the gel under the UV lamp, first coat of the color is applied.|
|UV lamp (2 minutes max depending)|
|Final top coat being applied.|
|The end result? Perfect red nails that won't chip for two weeks!|
Word is spreading and now this stuff is hard to come by. In fact, it's causing quite a bit of uproar because salons are having a hard time getting their hands on product (forgive the pun). I consider myself very lucky that the spa manager at Sanctuary was able to get her hands on some for her clients... and for the small additional cost of $10 to a regular manicure. Two weeks chip-free, even though you have to have it professionally removed... well worth it!! A-
Make sure to book your appointment, by calling (415) 945-3030.
Image(s) courtesy of CND and Sanctuary Spa