Shellac is set to stay
It was an inevitable conclusion that the invention of an unsurpassable nail varnish, revolutionising the approach to manicures and pedicures, would be just as radical as long lasting foundation or waterproof mascara.This nail varnish, supported by CND, is Shellac.
What has captured the Beauty world’s attention is a hybrid of nail varnish and gel – it is applied like nail varnish and yet, looks like gel. With many years of chipped nail varnish under my belt, Shellac has truly inspired me to believe that beauty can be long lasting.
Think of your hands: not only are they nearly always exposed, but life revolves around them. They are not just practical, they are also expressive, giving emotional warmth and comfort. In many European languages, they are also an important part of conversation.
Cosmetics are well known for their scientific background. This is not different with Shellac whose latest formul is pending patent. These solvents, monomers and polymers are the reasons why Shellac is such a hit. Nail professionals participated in over four years of controlled research and blind-folded tests. They unanimously agreed that this nail varnish was a first of its kind.
Although there is a large amount of science behind it, you do not need to have a science degree to use Shellac (phew!); it is applied in three steps: base coat, colour coat and top coat. But what is truly fabulous is that Shellac really lasts for 14 days. And, even though it is long lasting, it is simple to remove and does not damage your nails, all great bonuses.
There is a great range of colour and a particular favourite of mine is Wildfire. The company is also adding and creating new colours all the time and I urge you, brave ladies, to try out Rock Royalty and Iced Coral.
Paula de Burgh