My manicure’s always ruined as soon as I apply it. I just can’t keep my hands still for the 5 minutes or so it takes nail polish to dry. And it chips so quickly. I’m hard on my nails too. *sighs* I wish someone invented a nail polish that’s both chip-free, lasted for weeks, and had zero dry time.
What, it exists you say? Oh, you’re talking about Shellac. I know about it. I can’t walk past a nail salon that doesn’t advertise the treatment on its windows here in London. But I can’t – no I won’t – use it. I love my nails more than I love a perfect manicure.
Shellac may sounds like the miracle answer to every nail polish fanatic’s troubles. But it’s an angel in disguise. Truth is, it causes more problems than it solves. Here’s why: