Most people’s complaint about Shellac nail polish is that it lasts toolong. In order to get it off, you have to soak your fingers in remover for minutes to strip off the paint, consequentally sucking all of the moisture out of your hands. But while it’s on, it looks good!
Well, even this latest and greatest polish that promises to stay on for TWO weeks was no match for my nails. As advertised, the Shellac didn’t chip…it PEELED off! Within 7 short days, my fingers were bare again.
In all fairness, I don’t blame the polish. After hearing countless women sing its praises, I bet money ($45 to be exact) that it would work for me too. Normal polishes might survive six days on my nails, so I rooting for Shellac to be my savior. Unfortunatley it failed me too. My cuticles are ridiculously (and embarrassingly) dry, but my nails are really oily so nothing will adhere to them.
A lot of women are also going for the Minx application, which is like a sticker on your nails. It sounds like a good idea, but their color options (which mostily involve patterns) are a little wild for my conservative style. Have you tried it?
I’m sure many of you have had success with Shellac. If so, please write your comments below because I think most of you will find it does endure dishwashing, filing, and all of our other daily activities for weeks. I wouldn’t want my experience to dissuade you from trying it at least once.Tweet this!