Beauty:Are You Looking For A Shellac Alternative?

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Shellac Polish is everywhere these days!
Every shopping centre and street has nail bars offering their best rate and a huge range of colours in shellac polish..

For me personally, I find it hard to get time to organise an appointment and get to a salon to get my nails done.

I went to get my nails done a few months ago in a local nail bar with a friend and wasn’t greatly impressed.
I choose very basic dark colours but the colour itself was applied quite far away from where my nail began. The shellac lasted less than a week so I ended up having to soak my nails and take it off. It damaged and weakened my nails also, so I was always reluctant to get it done again.

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Then I came across the Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Nail Colour. It was on special offer for $3.97, so I bought one to begin with and then went back for more colours … I’m definitely an impulse buyer!
It suggests that the polish lasts for 7 days so I wanted to try it out.

The first colour I picked was the Deep Red. I applied a base coat before applying the colour polish.

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Here are the positives:
~ The brush itself has a rounded edge so I didn’t have to fix up very much when I finished
~ I only used one coat, which is very impressive
~ It didn’t take very long to dry
~ Fantastic shine

After three days, there was wasn’t a single chip to be seen… As you can see, my nails grow quite quickly..

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On Day 6, the first few chips started to show..

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I took the polish off after 8 days with my normal nail polish remover. It was no different to taking off any other nail polish.
My nails were long and strong, and completely unaffected by the polish.

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To compare this to Shellac, I would definitely use the Maybelline polish first…
Why?
~No damage to my nails
~It didn’t soften my nails in any way
~Easy to remove
~Easy to apply
~Cheaper and no appointment necessary ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are some of the other colours also available in the range..

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