Chrissy *NailUtopia*on Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Well last night I was set to remove hello kitty and the St. Patty's nail art and start my new nail art, only nothing was going my way. I have natural nails that chip easily, so I have a process before I start any nail art on my nails. I use Shellac gel polish as my secret strength muhahahahaha!!! I recent started using it maybe 2 months now , and I love it!!! Its not as thick as acrylic and will not weakening my nails like acrylic can do but not as strong as acrylic. I have not tried the new gels yet but was told gel will weaken nails also just not as much as acrylic. Only the problem my base coat and one layer of color was not going right. At first I thought I missed a step or something, but I didn't 2 bulbs in my UV lamp stopped working *cries*. I will post a picture of Strawberry Smoothie that I have on now so you can see the color as soon as I get a chance, but the application did not come out as well as it should have because it was not curing the polish right. So I have to hit a nail salon for my base and one coat of color before I apply the nail polish I am planning on using. Shellac just came out with 12 new colors I might pick up some new colors that look interesting, and order a new UV lamp ugh. Word of warning if your interested in buying a UV lamp buy from a local supplier if possible, I purchased mine from a seller out of the country on ebay, so returning or exchanging is not an option. Also I have been debating trying a different gel nail polish which offers more colors, but Shellac is really easy to put on and take off so I have been hesitant. Gelish offers more colors than Shellac so would give me the option to take a break from hunting for regular nail polish, but I like finding new colors and trying them!! And Shellac is thinner to apply then Gelish I have read. I use it just to give me a little added strength to my natural nails. I did have one nail that broke and had gel build onto my natural nail till it grew out, and it has yay! So I made my appointment for tomorrow, soonest I could get. =( I have been thinking of doing a step by step of how I do my nail, I would love to know your thoughts on this, So email or leave a comment and happy polishing. :D
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