Hi friends! Today's "Hot Topic" is Gel Lacquers, which are professionally applied long wearing nail polishes. They require "curing" under a U.V. light, and are usually an add-on to a traditional manicure. Shellac is actually not the first product of it's kind, but it is the"new and improved" product. Axxiom- the first Gel Lacquer is too thick and doesn't soak off easily. Shellac, on the other hand, applies similarly to polish and soaks off almost effortlessly. Since the introduction of Axxiom by OPI and Shellac by CND, many other nail product companies have come out with their own gel nail lacquer. Gellac and Gellish are 2 others on the market. Their consistency is similar to Shellac and I've had success with all 3 brands. The only challenge seems to be The French Manicure. The white gel lacquer doesn't always go on smoothly. On the whole, Shellac Rocks.
Having just praised Shellac, I must give equal voice to Acrylics and Gels. As good as the above products are; they are not nail extension products. If you are looking for longer nails, Acrylics or Gels are your choices. Pink and White Acrylics are always a clean, classic look. Acrylics or gels with color polish are a fun and/or a professional looking option.
So, my advice to all my readers: Get Pampered! Get a Manicure! Get a Full Set! Get a Fill! Get a Pedicure! Visit my website and/or contact me www.tampanailchick.com .