CND Shellac is a ‘genuine hybrid’ UV gel polish. That means its formula is similar to a traditional nail polish (like Rimmel, or Revlon). so it can be applied more thinly. It looks like a classic polish but has the benefits of UV gel (dries instantly, is extra glossy and lasts for two weeks). The thinner application means removal takes around five minutes, max.
Vinylux is designed to work like a regular polish; no lamp needed, and colors can be mixed together to create new colors. Shellac provides 14+ day wear, high gloss shine, zero dry time, and removal in 5 minutes with a moisturizing acetone remover.
Which is kinder to nails gel or shellac?
Gel manicures benefit those with weaker nails and lasts just that little bit longer than Shellac. However, the removal process is quite lengthy. Shellac is a thinner polish, so if you want to give your nails more space to “breathe' and have sturdy natural nail beds, this one's for you.
How long should you leave shellac on your nails?
The optimum time between CND Shellac manicures is 2 weeks. However, slow growing nails can go up to 3 weeks. The main reason is that after 2 weeks the Shellac starts to take a little bit longer to remove as it continues to harden.
How many layers of shellac can I put on?
At least three to four layers of shellac are required to achieve an ideal finish. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the wood achieves a smooth, even appearance.
Which is better, shellac or gel?
Shellac nail polish is thinner than gel, so generally shellac nails tend to start to 'break down' around two weeks, whereas gel nails can last up to three.
What is the best Shellac nail polish?
CND Shellac. Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish. LeChat Perfect Match Gel Polish. Elite99 Nail Gel Polish. Aimeili Soak Off UV LED Gel Nail Polish. FairyGlo Gel Nail Polish. Perfect Summer Starter Kits. Gellen Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish.