Sunday, March 18, 2012
I HATE acrylic nails. I hate the way they feel, the way they look when your nails grow but mostly how much they screw up your natural nails. If you don't have the cash to keep up with acrylic nails I would say to just stay away! With that being said, I was kind of hesitant to try the new "UV" shellac nail polish because I heard that it has a similar affect on your nails. I also hate trying to keep up with my half-ass manicure I did while running out the door... So, I went ahead and got shellacked.
What should you expect? Basically, what your manicurist will do is start with a typical manicure and clean up your nails and nail beds. Then they apply a bunch of different special polishes and you alternate putting your nails under a UV light to dry and getting another layer put on. Then after a few minutes of final dry time, they wipe your nails with a cloth and BAM! They're dry. Two weeks, no chipping!
Ready to get shellacked?? Go to the right place because, like acrylics, some manicurist can screw this up leaving you with thick, chipping nails. I recommend California Nails in Wexford. It is located in the new plaza with the new Market District! $35.00 for a shellac manicure and ask for Kimy, although everyone there is great. (If you're not in Pittsburgh read around for some good reviews before committing to a place!) Also, check Living Social and Groupon for deals!
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