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Jul. 13.

Manicure Monday: CND Shellac in Lilac Longing

mm-shellac-thI love my nail polish collection. I really do. Sometimes though, I prefer to leave my nails to professionals. And when I do leave them to professionals, I hate using polish that chips after a couple of days. So, on my recent trip to get my nails done I went for something more long lasting, that would look good for a while. I went for CND Shellac, in Lilac Longing.

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Shellac has been around for a while now. I remember discovering it and going WOW! It was glossy, perfectly smooth and remained chip free for ages. Expanding from its original (very) limited range of colours, there are now a huge variety of colours and finishes available. Being summertime, I wanted something fairly light and bright. I was originally thinking of a blue, but when Lilac Longing was put in front of me I was sold!

My nails were tended to, shaping them (I prefer round nails), removing ridges and tidying up my cuticles before applying the Shellac. It includes a specialist basecoat, colour and topcoat, cured under a UV light. The whole process took under 30 minutes, and leaves you with perfect looking nails for two weeks. I personally think that it was worth the €19 I paid for it!

So, here is how it looks. You can see some regrowth at the bottom of the nails, but that is due to 11 days of growth. Aside from that, they still look perfectly finished.

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What do you think of the finish? Do you love the idea of Shellac, or are you a do-it-yourself kind of girl? Let me know below!

Robyn

Bottle pic credit: CND.com

 

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Jan. 20.

NOTD: Red & Silver French Manicure

NOTD-French-ThumbI had made a new years resolution to blog more often. Once a week, really, and so far I have failed at that. It’s not that I have nothing to blog about, but more of a I need to kick myself up the ass and get to it (note to self: get more flexible so I can actually do that) Anyway, I hope to make amends (partially) today with a little post about a recent NOTD look.

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