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Had shellac nails done for my holiday - now home & don't like the colour! What would you do?

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Jemster Fri 19-Jun-15 15:25:16

I treated myself to the shellac nail polish for my holiday. I wasn't entirely sure what colour to go for & the girl who did them didn't offer any opinion. I chose a pinky colour & thought they looked lovely in the salon but now I'm home I don't like them as they are too bright & don't really suit my skin tone.
I know it's not exactly a huge life problem but I feel a bit upset as I was looking forward to having them done having been a nail biter for so long, this is the first holiday I've ever had nice nails. Shall I just put up with them or spend more money asking them to do them again? I only have a few hours as leaving in the morning!
What would you do?

victoriasplums Fri 19-Jun-15 15:29:11

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Trooperslane Fri 19-Jun-15 15:31:10

You should just be able to paint over them with normal nail varnish.

lanbro Fri 19-Jun-15 15:33:08

You could just paint them another colour surely? The shellac base will still be there protecting your nails but you can chop and change colour as you choose as nail varnish remover won't affect the shellac.

Jemster Fri 19-Jun-15 15:33:31

Perfect thanks Trooperslane I'll do that

AbsolutelyKnackered Fri 19-Jun-15 15:34:09

I had these a few weeks ago. On my toes. The colour was awful on. I had them done again. Didn't cost the same amount again because I didn't need any of the shaping and cuticle work etc. I had chosen a gold colour which looked nice in the salon but once outside it reminded me of breastfed baby poo. I vowed to remember to stick to my best colours - bright and deep reds and oranges.

INeedSomeHelp Fri 19-Jun-15 15:34:26

I would just keep them as they are. (Assuming you're going somewhere sunny), they won't look so bright in the sunshine and will be set off by a bit of a tan.

Jemster Fri 19-Jun-15 15:34:40

Thanks Lanbro, sorry I didn't realise you could just paint over them with normal nail varnish, I will do that, thank you.

27inmyhead Fri 19-Jun-15 15:34:42

Yes paint over darker or live with it for a fortnight. They can't be that bad surely.

OvertiredandConfused Fri 19-Jun-15 15:37:11

Just remember to use acetone free nail polish remover if you change top coats

nailsathome Fri 19-Jun-15 15:38:54

Use acetone-free remover if you're changing the polish. Also, so you know what colour it is? Some the the shellac pinks fade because of sun/suncream/chlorine so it might not be that bright for long

Melonfool Fri 19-Jun-15 18:40:38

Some of them fade and I feel sure they 'glow' a bit when they're first done (from the UV!?).

They might grown on you. Personally I'd leave it.

I won't have Shellac on my fingernails any more as it has damaged them too much, but in the few times I have had it I've never really loved the colour other than a nice deep red. The pinks are too much. Navy on my toes was nice.

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