Gelish is a pure, thin UV gel that is pigmented in various degrees to give colour. The formula, which applies like a classic polish, but lasts much longer, is slightly thicker than shellac; expect it to last up to three weeks while protecting your natural nail (bonus). Gelish can often work better for those with weaker nails because of its impenetrable polish.
Shellac is easier to remove 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.
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.
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.
Gel manicures can weaken your nails. Whether or not you opt for a gel or traditional polish formula, the truth is that regular manis of any kind can weaken your natural nails. The manicure process can lead to dehydration and thinning of the nail plate.
Can you Ombre with shellac?
It is possible to ombre a shellac colours with a powder. For example, paint the whole nail in bicycle yellow and then blend a neon orange powder onto the top half of the nail.
How long does a manicure last?
seven to 10 days Good manicure habits will also protect the health of your nails. Follow these seven steps and your manicure should last seven to 10 days.