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are shellac nails any good?

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tinymouse · 30/04/2012 15:11

my nails are always breaking and ive heard about shellac, thats supposed to strangthen your own nails and make nailpolisih not chip

anyone tried it?

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Whoneedssleepanyway · 30/04/2012 15:18

I have tried Jessica Everlasting which is the same concept (gel nail varnish that you soak off). If does last and doesn't chip BUT my nails were in quite a poor state when I had it soaked off (I had it on for 6 weeks, 2 manicures back to back).

I think it is worth it for a special occasion to have a great manicure that lasts but wouldn't use it as a way to improve you own nails.

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AnEcumenicalMatter · 30/04/2012 15:20

Have a look at this recent thread about Shellac and simila products.

pretty much unanimous that they look fab and last well but are very damaging to your own nails.

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HazleNutt · 30/04/2012 15:49

look fab yes. If by strenghten you mean that the nails won't break so easily while the gel is on, then I would agree with this. Wreck the nails though, so I only have them a few times per year.

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tinymouse · 01/05/2012 10:20

ok thNKS, read the linked thread think i'll just stick with sally hansans hard as nails varnish then

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