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Dip cotton wool balls in acetone nail polish remover put them on your finger tips, wrap your finger tip in kitchen foil and leave for five to ten minutes (or a bit longer if needed) the shellac should then wipe off.
I'm a nail technician. Go to the chemist and buy a bottle of acetone. soak a cotton pad with acetone then wrap easch finger in tin foil squares. Leave for 20 minutes and it should crumble off. easy peasy!
I had similar stuff in the summer & used (or tried to use) acetone varnish remover. It took bloody hours and I still felt I was scraping off half my nail surface. I literally spent a couple of hours soaking & scraping, soaking & scraping. It was enough of a bind to put me off having it done again, as much as I loved them. (And I wasn't paying £10 to have it salon removed before anyone suggests that!) So good luck!
Does anyone else find that they're left with a bubbly like coating on their nails when they've taken Shellac off at home? It drives me nuts but I can't figure out how to get it off completely bar filing it off?
I do my own at home and also remove them, never had any problems, as long as you leave the cotton/foil on long enough (say 15 mins) it should just peel off; I have never had any residue or nail damage either
I've done it. Bought a bottle of acetone in first chemist I tried for £1.50. Put some on cotton wool ball, put on nail & wrapped in tin foil. Took them off after less than 10 mins and scraped top coats off with my nail then gently filed last bits off. Took 15 mins.