What is shellac nail polish?
Shellac is a blend of nail polish produced by Creative Nail Design which is sometimes referred to as a gel manicure which doesn’t extend or shape it but is a long-lasting manicure. It does not chips, breaks or the need for extra coats and can last for the whole month. You have to cure the color and set the polish by putting your nails under a special UV light between each coat. Shellac is a fabulous invention that revolutionized nail care for the polish wearing woman. It enables the gel formula to display a gorgeous shine, protect against nail damage, prevent detrimental chipping, and maintain its strong colors and beautiful appearance. Your nail polish should remain perfect for around 14 days after shellac manicure.
What is the difference between shellac and gel nail polish?
You may think there isn’t a difference between the shellac nail polish and gel nail polish. They both are long-lasting polishes and cured under UV lamps but there are quite a few differences between these nail polishes. Shellac has been around since 1984 and Gel polish was created in 2009. Gel polishes are those polish in the form of a gel whereas shellac is actually a form of permanent nail polish. The gel removal is somewhat more difficult because it’s thicker and it takes longer to get rid of while shellac is a thinner polish, and can be removed faster. There is a slight difference between the durability of shellac and gel nail polish. Gel nail polish can last for an entire month if taken care whereas shellac has a tendency to peel off but this depends upon the degree of professionalism from the therapists. So if you want to give your nails more space to breathe Shellac is the one for you. Gel polishes are for those with weaker nails and can last just that little bit longer than Shellac so the choice is yours!