Shellac manicures by Creative Nail Design has been on the market for several years now. This is no trendy manicure system, Shellac is now a established as a mainstay in the beauty business. They recently earned a best in class awards from Ad Age, Nails Magazine, and Nail Pro Magazine. Some of you may have already received a Shellac manicure from your nail technician. So this information will be just a review for you.
The system consists of a color coat, base/top coats, a UV lamp, and polish remover wraps. These products can only be purchased by a licensed manicurist. Be very wary if you come across one of these kits for sale to the general public. More than likely the merchandise is counterfeit or was illegal obtained.
The Shellac products are hypo-allergenic and contain no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. Unlike acrylic or gel nail systems, these products are actually good for your nails. You will instantly notice that your nails are stronger and your manicures are lasting longer. You can get more information about Shellac online at http://www.cnd.com/Products/Color/shellac-intro.aspx.
There is a helpful link on their website that will aid you in finding a professional in your area that has been trained to use Shellac products. Just be careful once you get a manicure using this system because regular nail polish is not compatible with these products and could ruin your manicure. But your nail technician should make you aware of that when you get your Shellac manicure.
With the introduction of Red Carpet Manicure to the retail market now you can get your gel manicures done in the comfort of your own home. If you are familiar with Shellac Nails, this system is very similar. But instead of visit your local salon to get your gel manicure, Red Carpet Manicure products can be purchased via store front retailers and online.
This nail system is not harmful to your natural nails like acrylic or gel enhanced nails. In fact, Red Carpet Manicure products will help strength your natural nails and encourage growth. This manicure will dry instantly and last for weeks. There are now thirty-six shades and they are adding more all the time.
The starter kit from Red Carpet Manicure will run you around $60 and you can buy it at Ulta stores, online at www.ulta.com and www.drugstore.com. The instructions are easy to follow and you can find a how-to video at www.redcarpetmanicure.com.
You can use these products on top of your already enhanced nails. And you can layer different colors from the line to add more dimensions to your manicures. Red Carpet Manicure also offers a French manicure line to give you more choices. Check them out online for more information.