I can't believe it's taking me so long to review CND's Shellac. I am obsessed with this. If you don't know what the heck Shellac is, it's basically a manicure that is guaranteed to last two weeks. There is no damage to your nail by doing this. The nail polish smells like nothing, and as soon as you are finished with your manicure your nails are COMPLETELY DRY. As a woman who types all day, washes dishes, cooks, changes dirty diapers, and cleans the house, my manicures are usually screwed after two days. Not with this. Not only do my nails look amazing after doing all my chores (lol), but they are glossy, and gorgeous.
Am I the only person that screws up their manicure as soon as they leave the salon. I have no patience to dry. (I'm a New Yorker, impatience is in my blood. lol) With Shellac your nails are dried immediately and there is no formadelyde, dpb or toluene in this. There is no real big difference than when you get a normal manicure except every time they finish painting your nails, they put you under a uv lamp which dries the polish. I am obsessed with this. After two weeks, your nails still look glossy. The only maintenance is using an oil gel every day twice a day on your nails.
A two week manciure is the best! This link shows some places that offer Shellac in NYC, one place in Brooklyn offers it for $22.00 which is pretty sweet.
Hope you love it as much as I do.