shellac = memories of acrylics
I recently tried shellac on my nails- because, let’s be honest, everyone’s nails around here are looking amazing and I was intrigued that it wouldn’t chip for 2 weeks! When I got them done, my salon told me it wasn’t a big deal to get the polish off, so I went ahead. Yesterday I called to get the polish taken off and they told me it was $25 to get it OFF or free if I had them painted again. $25 to get this off??? They were helpful and suggested I could easily do it on my own- just buy some acetone and a wood board and I would be all set. Well, just spent 45 minutes getting this stuff off my nails- not fun!
It brought back flashbacks of when I was at MSU and got acrylics – which after 2 days – I hated!! I was dating a Sigma Nu then and
for some odd reason felt comfortable sitting on the Sigma Nu pool table with my nails soaking in a big bowl of acetone. In hindsight, a personal low point as all the guys were watching my nails slip off and wondering why any girl would do that!
As a wrap up, I would only ever do shellac again if I had a wedding to be in- or if I was invited onto a private yacht and I wouldn’t be ashore again for 2 weeks. But until that happens, no chance!!