Mischo Beauty Review: CND Shellac Manicure (ISPA 2010)



While attending the ISPA expo last Wednesday, I was happy - no actually too excited to learn that CND (Creative Nail Design) had nail stylists in attendance giving complimentary CND Shellac manicures! Now I know I'm late with this- the buzz around this new technology started months ago. But, better late than never, right? So the big deal is that the "Shellac" technology combines that of a regular manicure with that of a gel manicure to produce a Shellac manicure which lasts 14 days. So it's not actually a gel manicure, but wears like a gel manicure.



During the application (I choose the color "Fedora"), each layer of polish is set under a UV lamp, so there's no drying time. Did the manicure last for me? No. I received the manicure last Wednesday (November 17th) and by yesterday (November 21st), two fingers on each hand had lifted and started peeling (see photo above). It was a 5 day manicure for me. And I won't begin to speculate on why it didn't last - was it the application? or maybe a lotion I used that caused it to lift and peel? I'm not sure. But, I'd love to know if you've tried it and how long it lasted for you...

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided for consideration by the company. For more information, please see my disclosure.

 

5 comments:

Lovely's Instinct said...

Hi!! I've tried it a few times on myself and others. My first time lasted two weeks but the next 2 times I had a couple of nails to chip. It lasted two weeks on the other people I put it on although there were a couple of small chips. I like the product for long trips but I still like traditional nail polish (mine's usually last a week). Shellac is prone to chip based on application and if the person's nails peel.

November 22, 2010 at 10:29 PM
andrea f said...

eek.... that's interesting and good to know... i wonder if the base coat matters too?

November 24, 2010 at 10:42 AM
Lovely's Instinct said...

Base coat usually matter when polishing nails but with Shellac, it has a "hybrid" base and top coat similar to the polish so that the whole system gives longer wear.

November 24, 2010 at 12:17 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Lovely's Instinct: Thanks for sharing that!

December 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To andrea f: Well it has a special base coat to be used the "Shellac" nail polish, so I'm not too sure...

December 14, 2010 at 12:28 PM

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