Well, my nails got shellacked. (I just had one margarita; hardly qualifies for saying I was shellacked…)
Anywho, when it comes to the nail department, I am totally lame. I cannot commit to the weekly maintenance involved with lovely looking nails. Too busy. It’s just too far down my priority list. Most the time my nails look like I was just released from prison where I was assigned to kitchen detail for the last 3 years.
Which is why nail shellac could be my new best friend.
Here’s the deets: I had my nails shellacked at Ancala Nails. My nail tech was Kim; she explained the products and process quite thoroughly and did a fabulous job. Thanks, Kim.
There are apparently several different companies with ” shellac ” products. Ancala Nails uses Creative Nail Designs; they tested several and felt this one was the best. Stays on longest; shiniest, overall a better quality product than others out there.
Since I’m only on day 2, I can only report the following.
1- It was fast. Less than half an hour for me, with a manicure.
2- It is dry instantly. Cuz I’m the girl who never makes it through the first hour without ruining my newly manicured nails, this is huge. They really were dry and hard ! Yay !
3- Very shiny. Shiny is good.
4- It’s supposed to last for 2 weeks; since this is only day 2 for me, it still looks fantastic. No chips or fading yet.
5- Affordable. 28 bucks, with manicure.
6- Now, you do have to go back in and have them remove it; there should be no damage to your nails. If you try to chip it off yourself, it could wreak some havoc on your nails though, I was warned.
7- Shellac is supposed to make your real nails harder and less prone to breaking.
I will report back as time goes on; right now I am loving the Red Baroness. Here’s a pic.
Here’s the pertinent info on Ancala Nails. 11300 E. Via Linda, Suite B, Scottsdale, 85259. 480-860-0650
( NW corner of Via Linda & Frank LLoyd Wright, behind the Walgreen’s )
Here’s more stuff on Creative Nail Design’s Shellac.
If any of you fashionistas have been “shellacked ” in Scottsdale, give me your reviews in comments or on my contact form, OK ?
We’ll compare notes !