LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted By Message

Shelleybean11
Mommy of 2!

Member since 12/08

11013 total posts

Name:

How long does your Shellac manicure last?

and how long does a regular manicure usually last for you?

For me, a regular manicure never makes it more than 2 days w/o chipping. I got the shellac done and after 7 days one nail started to lift by the tip, and I then had to take them all off Chat Icon
After paying $38 I was hoping they would last longer. Anyone else have this problem, or was it just the technicians fault? I am happy to say that there was no damage to my nails though!

Posted 5/10/11 1:17 PM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

bicosi
life is a carousel

Member since 7/07

14956 total posts

Name:
M

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Mine was still going strong up until last night! And I got it done on April 20th!

I only took them off because I was fed up with the same color (french) and want red!

Posted 5/10/11 1:25 PM
 

d-h2008
LIF Adult

Member since 10/09

2488 total posts

Name:
D EDD: 8/29/2010

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

I had mine for 2.5 weeks before taking them off. I had no chips or anything just regrowth. My usual manicure would last 3-4 days before it starts chipping.

Question: did they file the top of your nails at all before applying the polish?

ETA: $38!! WOW! Where are you located? My place in Queens does it for $23.

Message edited 5/10/2011 1:36:38 PM.

Posted 5/10/11 1:35 PM
 

BriBri2u
L'amore vince sempre

Member since 5/05

7813 total posts

Name:
Mrs. B

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Mine lasts about 2.5 weeks before chipping starts. Otherwise, its just growth until that point.

A regular manicure - 1 day before a chip

Posted 5/10/11 1:38 PM
 

bicosi
life is a carousel

Member since 7/07

14956 total posts

Name:
M

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted by d-h2008

Question: did they file the top of your nails at all before applying the polish?




I just wiped my nails clean with the swab with acetone and then just painted them.. they are smooth and strong and long!

Posted 5/10/11 1:40 PM
 

Shelleybean11
Mommy of 2!

Member since 12/08

11013 total posts

Name:

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted by d-h2008

I had mine for 2.5 weeks before taking them off. I had no chips or anything just regrowth. My usual manicure would last 3-4 days before it starts chipping.

Question: did they file the top of your nails at all before applying the polish?

ETA: $38!! WOW! Where are you located? My place in Queens does it for $23.



They did not file my nails first. I suppose they would have lasted longer if they did file them, but it would have also damaged them more.

I went to Cactus in Dix Hills. I haven't been able to find a local salon that does them other than Cactus.

Posted 5/10/11 1:43 PM
 

bicosi
life is a carousel

Member since 7/07

14956 total posts

Name:
M

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted by Shelleybean11

Posted by d-h2008

I had mine for 2.5 weeks before taking them off. I had no chips or anything just regrowth. My usual manicure would last 3-4 days before it starts chipping.

Question: did they file the top of your nails at all before applying the polish?

ETA: $38!! WOW! Where are you located? My place in Queens does it for $23.



They did not file my nails first. I suppose they would have lasted longer if they did file them, but it would have also damaged them more.

I went to Cactus in Dix Hills. I haven't been able to find a local salon that does them other than Cactus.



what makes them last longer is the nailbead being clean, dry and even warm (if you have cold hands, they should place them in those parafin mits to warm them up)..

unless you are having a manicure prior to the shellac application, there is no need for them to file your nails

Posted 5/10/11 2:04 PM
 

Shelleybean11
Mommy of 2!

Member since 12/08

11013 total posts

Name:

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted by bicosi


what makes them last longer is the nailbead being clean, dry and even warm (if you have cold hands, they should place them in those parafin mits to warm them up)..

unless you are having a manicure prior to the shellac application, there is no need for them to file your nails



That's interesting. I usually have very cold hands! Next time I will ask for the paraffin mitts first!

Posted 5/10/11 3:07 PM
 

CunningOne
***

Member since 5/05

26845 total posts

Name:

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

I had a warm soak, no filing and I think she does a great job with my shellac manicure. But I am rough on my hands. I get air bubbles in the manicure and they always start peeling after 10 days.

Posted 5/10/11 10:56 PM
 

KellyFG
Waiting for sweet summer

Member since 11/05

7939 total posts

Name:

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

regular manicures don't make it 24 hours with me, I wear gloves at work that wear off the edge of the polish.
I'm finding with the shellac that i get little crack lines near the middle of my nails after about a week and the polish in that area looks a little discolored. its weird. I have light polish on so its kinda obvious, but there are no chips or lifting.
I'm really rough on my hands, I cannot believe how much my nails have grown since I started doing shellac last month. i've never had nails longer than the end of my fingers.

Posted 5/11/11 8:46 AM
 

bicosi
life is a carousel

Member since 7/07

14956 total posts

Name:
M

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted by KellyFG

I'm really rough on my hands, I cannot believe how much my nails have grown since I started doing shellac last month. i've never had nails longer than the end of my fingers.




Seriously! me too!! my natural nails look so good and I've never had them this strong before.

Posted 5/11/11 9:37 AM
 

jambalady
Is it summer yet?

Member since 8/06

7357 total posts

Name:
Holly

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

I'm on day 12 today and they still look perfect. Just growth on the bottom!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 5/11/11 9:38 AM
 

jambalady
Is it summer yet?

Member since 8/06

7357 total posts

Name:
Holly

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

Posted by chmlengr

I had a warm soak, no filing and I think she does a great job with my shellac manicure. But I am rough on my hands. I get air bubbles in the manicure and they always start peeling after 10 days.



I read somewhere when I was researching shellac that the best way to get a manicure to stay is NOT to get them wet beforehand.

When you soak your hands, your nailbeds expand, therefore they require more polish.

Once the nailbed completely dries, the polish cracks/bubbles easier bc there is more polish than is needed for the nailbed.

So, dry hands are best for longer lasting manicures

Posted 5/11/11 9:40 AM
 

Lina
My angel is finally here

Member since 5/10

2559 total posts

Name:
Lindsay

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

A reg manicure for me last 2, maybe 3 days if Im lucky. Shellac lasts for me 2+ weeks and the only reason I have to get it redone is because they grow out to much. I have had it chip after a wk once but I think it's b/c the place didnt do a good job and I just didnt go back there again.

Posted 5/11/11 2:34 PM
 

TwoGirls4Me
Treasure what you have

Member since 5/05

1839 total posts

Name:
Marie

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

where do you all go?
I got the Shellac months ago, and it started lifted at the top of my nails within 4-5 days.. I was annoyed but figured I would give it another shot. I got it done again and it lasted maybe 3-4 before it started lifting.

I never did it again after that because its too expensive for it not to last even a week! Fast forward to this weekend, I had my cousins wedding upstate on Friday and I figured let me try OPI this time in hopes of it lasting. Well.. I got it done Wed. night, by saturday morning one corner had peeled off, by sunday morning all the tops were lifting, and Monday I was able to peel every single nail off, easily, without any acetone, pain or damage... WTH?

BTW, im not rough on my nails, didnt do any dishes etc. and they were only wet for daily showering etc... nothing crazy.

Posted 5/11/11 2:36 PM
 

mommyIam

Member since 7/09

9209 total posts

Name:
Shana

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

They really should file/buff a little more on the edges. I noticed that when they don't it starts to peel off faster. One place actually filed the surface of my nail down a lot and the shellac was still looking new 4 weeks later - well except for the new growth.

Regular mani I'm lucky if I sat still enough for it to dry without any problems. I will get a chip the next day for sure.

I can bear the thought of a regular mani anymore. I'm in love with shellac.

Posted 5/11/11 8:08 PM
 

kimbalina
Thankful

Member since 6/08

15033 total posts

Name:
Kim

Re: How long does your Shellac manicure last?

I love shellac! I have lasted 19 days the both times I have had it done before chips.

Posted 5/12/11 7:35 AM
 
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
So who here has done the CND Shellac manicure? glinda-goodwitch 3/27/11 11 Fashion & Beauty!
CND Shellac Manicure? Update: I got it! trnity44 11/12/10 13 Fashion & Beauty!
Anyone that has removed the shellac at home, come in! d-h2008 5/9/11 9 Fashion & Beauty!
I want to discuss acrylic nails vs. CND Shellac UPDATE Kerie-is-so-very 9/18/10 13 Fashion & Beauty!
How often do you get a manicure and how much $$ is it? robynfs 3/9/06 11 Families Helping Families ™
How much do you tip when you get a manicure? metsgirlie 12/29/05 22 Families Helping Families ™
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 8207 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
From the Store
Mary Kay At Play Jelly Lip Gloss
$10.00
Look
Ultimate Makeover - Wrap Pack!
$115.00
Look
THE COMPLETE LIP COLLECTION
$175.00
Look
New Businesses
Agile Moving Systems
Butler & Associates
The Diet Doc of Long Island
Desepoli Wealth Management
It Works! Global - Sonia Figueroa
All Seasons Photography
Wax Republic
Nancy Worden - Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
Christina Kneer Photography
Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery
Clowns.com
Behr's Baby & Kid's Furniture
Healthy Basement Systems
New Interdisciplinary School
Beautycounter

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter