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Monday, 11 May 2015

DIY Shellac nails at home

I recently purchased all the things you need to do Shellac nails at home. I love getting my nails done professionally but it can cost so much money! I was recently shopping at Westfield Stratford City and it was going to cost £40 to get Shellac nails. Ridiculous! So I decided to have a look online at DIY kits and purchased a few bits!

The last time I got my nails done they used CND Shellac polish and I was really please with them so I decided to stick with the brand I knew. I bought all of these things from Amazon:
(click on the name for links)

Preparing your nails

Firstly I think it is really important to prep your nails. I recently went to boots and picked up a few things on 3 for 2.
I got cuticle pusher, cuticle trimmer, nail buffer and file and some cuticle oil.
By preparing my nails properly it makes sure that the nail varnish lasts much longer and your nails will be in much better condition.

 Base and top coats

It may seem annoying sometimes going through all of the different steps but it is really worth it. I picked up this duo set from Amazon. I start with 1 layer of the base coat and place my hand into the UV lamp for 2 mins (there is a handy timer on this lamp!)
After the 2 mins I put 1 coat of the nail polish on and then place back in the lamp for another 2 mins. I repeat this so I have two coats of polish. Next I add the final top coat and place my hands back in for another 2 minutes. 

Shellac nail polishes

 I have started off my Shellac polish collection with 6 different colours. The colour of the bottles here is a very true representation of the colours.
(From Left to right, top to bottom)

1. Mint convertible
2. Azure wish
3. Iced Cappuccino
4. Nude knickers
5. Decadence
6. Tropix

I decided to paint my nails with Tropic first of all and here is the result 1 1/2 weeks on! These Shellac polishes are supposed to last around 2/3 weeks. So far so good!

For all of the links please click on the list above

Thanks for reading




1 comment

  1. I definitely need to pick this up! This would make my life so much easier and save me so much money.


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