For anyone who isn’t familiar, Shellac is a nail polish and gel hybrid which is painted on like nail varnish and set under a UV lamp. It takes hardly any time to be applied and usually lasts for about two weeks. I discovered it just before my daughter was born and I love it. Firstly because I have a ‘thing’ about having nice nails – somehow I don’t feel dressed or finished if my nails aren’t done. Secondly, I’m a bit naughty and rarely wear gloves when washing dishes and cleaning – so I’m not kind to my hands or nails. Poor poppets.
This was my yummy Summer Shellac colour
Recently however, I’ve noticed how weak and damaged my nails are when I have the Shellac soaked off and I’m trying to decide whether to give it a rest for a while. Basically, I’m considering Shellac rehab. I know that withdrawals are inevitable, and it’s going to be painful – and I really need advice from anyone who has gone Shellac cold turkey.
My more subdued Autumn Shellac. Hmmm – just needs a touch of glitter
So I’m reaching out to any current and former Shellac users, what advice do you have for someone who is considering quitting?
Are there any products on the market for Shellac abused nails?
Or should I just continue having my poor nails Shellaced?