CND Shellac Swatches/Photos from Cosmoprof

CND Shellac @ Cosmoprof

I wrote about my Shellac experience at Cosmoprof earlier this week, but I wanted to share with you more photos of other shades of Shellac that are available as well as better photos of what I had done! πŸ™‚ I will provide an update with before/after photos after 14 days of wear. Β You can learn more about the technology and full color range at CND’s website.

On the pinky, I have Purple Purple; on the ring finger, I have Hotski to Tchotchke with Zillionaire layered over it (multifaceted flaky glitter); on the middle, I believe it is Rock Royalty with a coat of Iced Coral; on the index, it’s Hot Pop Pink with loose glitter put on over the color coat and sealed with two layers of top coat (totally smooth); and in the thumb, it’s Asphalt that’s been buffed to make it matte and dabs of the top coat for 3D polka dots.

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i love ur thumb and the hot pink glitter finger! :)) btw ur nails length and shape are to die for! exactly like the swatch spectrum’s acrylic nails!

I did Shellac last year when it first came out, but didn’t have much luck with it lasting longer than a regular manicure (one week, on me). =( It could have been the manicurist, though, and maybe she didn’t seal the tips like you’re supposed to. I’ll definitely have to check it out again with these gorgeous layering shades!

I’ve had 2 Shellac manis, back to back. The first one lasted almost a month, with only a bit of cracking (like splits in the color, not chips). Even the cracks that were there weren’t visible unless you were looking close up.

My second Shellac mani, done by the same nail tech, cracked after only a week, ad by week 2 I’d had 2 nails chip. I do feel like the second time had the Shelac done, the technician wasn’t as careful about sealing the tips. I noticed this when she was doing them but didn’t say anything.

Also, the first Mani was 2 colors layered, which resulted in one more coat of the product on my nails. Perhaps this made them stronger.

Finally, I was at home the first time around, and while I’m certainly not easy on my nails, I was conscious about not absently chewing on them, wearing gloves while doing dishes, etc…the second mani was a vacation mani & I was in the water almost constantly, so there’s that.

I still think it’s a great product & i’m happy to see them expanding the shade range. And I agree with the gallery: that middle finger is fab!

My everlast 3week gel manicure has never disappointed me. However my one shellac manicure was a different story. My husband even noticed how poor it looked in comparison

I’ve wanted to try this! I worry because as a geologist, manicures never last more than a day for me. I’d hate to spend the money and have it look awful a day or two later.

It’s great to see the range expanding – I know some weren’t interested because it was sheers, pinks, reds, etc.!

Yep, that’s definitely Rock Royalty with Iced Coral. That’s what I ended up doing and then we added Zillionaire over it and called it Bridezillionaire. ^_^ Would you be able to write about how it came off for you (if you got the CND Shellac wraps, which I think you did)? I’d be interested in finding out!

She soaked the wrap in acetone, then wrapped it around my finger – it’s a lot like a bandage. She said to make sure you wrap it tightly around (but not so tight you’d cut off circulation!), then leave it on for ten minutes. It crumbled and was fairly easy to remove from there on.

Pray that you have a great manicurist; don’t let those ladies who ‘rush through their job’ to paint your nails because they will ruin them. If the manicurist doesn’t use the proper shellac lamp, your polish will shrink. I’ve been going for Shellac for more than one year, and I love it.

I’m excited they are doing more colors. I like the idea… and the application… I’ve tried it twice… but found the choices boring. especially with all the great colors and effects coming out. My nail technicians have also been just boring, no layering or glitter what so ever. I guess I need to keep looking for better salons willing to try new stuff.

Wow … the colors are amazing, but It still doubt it was something for me. I would probably get bored with my nails after a week, since I like to change the color every 3-4 days. It might be great for traveling, though…

Im using the brand name gelish,less expensive(especially if you buy online)and more colours.I had it done once in a salon and fell in love.Hubby got me all the supplies and i know have and amazingly strong beautiful french manicure that i did myself.My naturalnails always brealk no matter what i used and acrylic was so damaging to the natural nail and also a thicker finish.Now my nails are super strong with no chipping and look and feel like regular nail polish.Im hooked.For those that had a poor experience its usually a bad application not the product itself that failed.

Love the colors!!!!!!! I finally found a great gal to do my nails sooo worth the extra $$$ Mine last for 2 weeks and my hands r in the water all the time. I did the shellac the rockstar gliiter in puple its like 3D glitter.

Wow, amazing new colors and kudos to the artist who put those on you (I especially like what she did on your thumb). But I really don’t know about this 14-days deal… am I going to die of boredom by the end of it?

Dear CND
Shellac. I had a Shellac manicure on my last visit to New Zealand and was really taken by the results. I would like to purchase some of the colours here in Brisbane to use on my clients. Please let me know your nearest stockist in Brisbane so I can place an order. Tahnk you for a lovely product.

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