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I Hate & Love Shellac Nails! Learn Why?

Shellac NailsWow! I can’t believe that I first started doing Shellac back in 2010.

…5 years!!

I love the product…but I haven’t always loved the product.

Let’s just say that it is a love hate relationship and is now more on the love side.


Because just when I started to fall in love with it…it peeled after 2 days of being applied. What? I thought it was guaranteed the full 2 weeks? 🙁

And I am not the only one this has happened to.

In fact, every month over 4,000 women come to me asking Why their Shellac peeled and how to prevent it.

If You Want To Love Shellac More Than Hate It, Here Is What I Recommend:

**Don’t Do These 3 Things When Applying Shellac!
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The only reason I have hated it is when it didn’t last and the only reason it didn’t last is because I was either doing it wrong or using the wrong products.

…So let’s start with doing it wrong.

I have put together this easy to follow list of the top 3 shellac mistakes. You can download it here.

After you download it I will give you the next piece of the loving relationship…

My Original Shellac Nails Post Back in Oct of 2010

Shellac NailsShellac Nails are one of the hottest hits of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014! The beauty world is raving about the Shellac TM Craze. This new revolutionary product is changing the way women get their nails done. Shellac Nails TM look as good if not better than acrylic nails.

Why Are Shellac Nails So Great?

  1. They are easy to apply.
  2. They are easy to take off.
  3. They offer a healthy alternative to fake nails.

Shellac Nails TM last up to 14 days without losing shine or shimmer. They are hard and do not scratch or smudge. When it comes time to take them off the nail, it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and it does not damage the nail itself. Find a Salon that does Shellac Nails TM in your area.

Creative Nail Designs is an absolutely amazing company! We recommend using Creative Nail Design products, services and especially becoming a shellac fan and customer! Go ahead a book your Shellac Manicure today!

Shellac Nails Story

For decades nail care companies have been working to try and meet the needs and wants of women regarding the care and beauty of their nails. The story of Shellac is similar to the stories of acrylic, nail polish, gel nails, nail art, and more. CND saw a need and created a product.

What Do Women Get From Shellac Nails?

So popular is the complaint of salon manicures being ruined to quickly, that the topic has even been used as a comedy skit. The experience is known all to well of chipping ones bran new manicure while searching for keys or ruining ones nails the next day. For a woman this can be very frustrating. We want to look and feel beautiful all the time and an ugly set of nails doesn’t help.

That is where CND’s Shellac nail polish comes in. Shellac nail polish is a new hybrid or super polish that when applied correctly lasts for at least 14 days. When this new Shellac system was launched women could hardly believe it and news stations couldn’t help but report on it. They even did there own camera followed testing experiments and they came back positive. With the amazing promises proving true hundreds and thousands of women returned to the salon to get their nails done with Shellac.

Pluses and Minuses of Shellac

What makes Shellac so good and what makes Shellac not so good?

Shellac Manicures are great because…


When it comes time to choosing a product for your nails you want something that won’t hurt them. Traditionally women have enjoyed acrylic nails because they look so good but they have a major drawback. They have a track record for damaging nails. With Shellac this isn’t the case. Shellac goes on without any sculpting, filing, or harsh chemicals. The application process for Shellac is very similar to applying nail polish.

Fast Drying

When we say CND Shellac is fast drying we mean it has a zero dry time. Once the final layer is cured in the UV lamp there is no more wet polish. This is definitely one of the biggest pluses for this super polish product.

Lasts 14 Days…At Least

CND’s Shellac nail polish lasts at least 14 days. This blows the old traditional manicure out of the water! Traditional manicures will last 1, 2, 3 or 4 days before they start to chip, peel, crack, bubble…

Easy Removal

There is absolutely zero filing done when Shellac manicures are applied or removed. In fact if you ever have a salon or nail technician say that they need to file your nails before applying or in order to remove Shellac, you can be sure that they are not properly trained. A trained Shellac specialist will use CND removal wraps soaked in acetone to wraps each nail. After 10 minutes of soaking the wraps are removed and the polish will have dissolved. Sometimes a little bit is left over and an orange wood stick is used to remove the remaining parts.

A Shellac Manicure is not so great because…

Damaged Nails Don’t Work With Them

Shellac is not a product to help heal damaged nails. It isn’t used to mend broken or cracked nails and if you have them you should wait before getting this salon nail service.

Not Available

CND’s Shellac nail polish is hard to come by if you are not a licensed professional. It is only sold to licensed professionals and is only applied by them. This has been a complaint by all of those DIYers out there but it is CND’s policy. Why? Shellac is a touchy system and all of the steps need to be done correctly and accurately. CND wants to keep their promise of a 14 day flawless manicure and in order to do this they need the best nail technicians to be applying their nail care product.

Watch Out For Untrained Techs

A lot of women have received Shellac by professional nail technicians who were not trained by CND to use Shellac. Because of this some have had less than satisfactory results. Remember that you need to make sure the nail technician you are choosing is trained before having them apply this product to your nails.

Shellac Costs A Lot More

A regular manicure usually costs around $20 but Shellac costs about $30 – $40 dollars and needs to be removed and reapplied every two weeks to keep its look.

We hope that this basic article has helped answer some of your questions regarding CND super polish product. You can also search the sidebar for more of our articles about this product.