That is all.
It’s amazing. I went in yesterday to get my nails done, and even after being late and running over the curb in front of the store, I was still excited.
I waited ever so patiently to be varnished:
And when my turn was up, I sat and talked with the nail tech about my nails. I explained to her I had just stopped biting them, had never been shellacked, and was nervous that my nails would fall apart as soon as the shellac came off.
She reassured me that my nails were pretty healthy, and that with the proper method taking them off would be simple and not leave much damage. She did say that because we were applying something to a nail, there was always some damage but with shellac it would be minimal, and she did a manicure in between coats to keep the nails nice.
Note: if someone tries to take off shellac with one of those whirly buffer things used for acrylics, run away. They should be soaked in a 100% acetone pad for around 10 minutes.
The tech did my cuticles and buffed my nails. I picked the paint, and then there was a bottom coat that dried under the UV light for 30 seconds, 2 pain coats that dried for 2 minutes, and a top coat (that was wiped off) for another 20 seconds or so. Oil was applied and I was good to go.
I cracked open that beer can right in her chair. Of course I didn’t. I told you, it’s trashy to do that. I waited till I got outside.
Total time with consultation: 1 hour.
Damage pre-shellac: None
Here they are!
I love them, I’d go back in a heartbeat to get them done. I’ll post pics in another week so you can see what they look like (they last up to 3) and also after they’re taken off.