Shellac is a nail product that is applied like polish, but lasts like gel. It can last up to 14 days without chipping or having to be touched up. There are only a few products that you need for an at home Shellac pedicure:
Shellac Base Coat (you can also use the regular base coat)
Shellac Top Coat (also works with the regular top coat)
A UV lamp (the 9 watt Sally Hansen one will work)
Your choice of Shellac nail color
Non-acetone nail polish remover
Cotton balls and aluminum foil to remove the polish
A foot soak and your choice of pedicure products for prepping your feet for the Shellac (i.e. nail clippers, foot file, etc.)**If you do not already have a UV lamp, you can purchase a starter kit from Creative Nail Design that comes with a lamp, top and base coats, color and all the necessary removal materials.
Shellac is the best! It lasts a month, looks like a gel and comes in many colors. This is a pedicure tutorial to help you get your Shellac nails looking amazing!
I have been doing Shellac for about 3 years now and I did my first gel polish pedicure about 2 years ago. I have been experimenting with different techniques for a long time now. I am always trying to find ways to make it look as good as possible. I have come up with some techniques that really make my clients happy.
In this article, I will tell you what I do to get a great pedicure using Shellac.
Shellac is a new product that is like a mix between nail polish and acrylic. It can be made into any color imaginable, and it lasts for up to 2 weeks without chips or smudges. You can get this done at salons, but it can get expensive. So why not do it at home? It’s actually easier than you think!
A good Shellac manicure begins with a good pedicure. Exfoliate your feet with some kind of scrub before you start. You can also rub your feet with a pumice stone to get rid of any dead skin cells. After you’re done exfoliating, wash your feet with warm water to rinse off the scrub and dead skin cells.
Once your feet are clean and dry, clip your nails and file them into whatever shape you desire. Remember to file in one direction; filing back and forth will cause the nails to split or break later on down the line. After that’s done, soak your feet in some warm water for about 10 minutes (or more) to soften them up. Your feet will become much more pliable when they’re soaked, so you’ll be able to cut away any cuticles or rough skin much easier with less pain involved.
After soaking, remove
Shellac nails are the latest trend in nail fashion and give a glossy, chip-free manicure that lasts for weeks. You can apply the shellac yourself at home or have it applied by a professional. The key to a perfect shellac pedicure is using the right polish and taking your time to apply the polish correctly.
1.Clean your toenails with a non-acetone nail polish remover or alcohol. This will remove any oils or dirt that could affect the shellac.
2.Buff your toenails with a four-sided buffer and then gently file your nails into the shape you desire.
3.Apply cuticle oil to your cuticles and push them back with a cuticle stick if necessary.
4.Soak your feet in warm water for 10 minutes if you are not doing this pedicure as part of an overall foot spa treatment. Dry your feet well after soaking them.
5.(Optional) Apply an alcohol-based nail primer to each toe before applying the shellac to help improve adhesion between the natural nail and the shellac paint.
6.(Optional) Apply a base coat of regular clear nail polish over each toe before applying the shellac to protect your natural nails from yellowing due
Shellac is a long lasting gel like professional polish that lasts two weeks without chipping. It can be used on both natural nails and on acrylics. If you want to remove the shellac, it is suggested to soak a cotton pad in acetone and place your finger in it for 10 minutes or so. Then you should be able to easily peel off the shellac. It has a quick dry time of just one minute under the UV light and has very little odor compared to other professional polishes. It also will not damage your nails because it is not cured with formaldehyde, toulene or DBP like regular polish.
Shellac comes in over 100 shades ranging from bright colors to nudes and neutrals. They have recently released several new colors including a sheer pink called “Sugar Cane” and a nude color called “Cream Puff”. The process for applying shellac is the same as for any other manicure, but instead of using regular polish, you will use shellac color coat and then the shellac top coat.
Start by washing your hands and then trimming down the nails so they are all even. You will want to gently push back the cuticles so they don’t interfere with the polish application process. It is recommended
Step 1: Clean the nails (including a swipe under the free edge of each nail) with Nail Surface Cleanser.
Step 2: Use a 180 grit file in a back and forth motion to remove shine. Do not file in a circular motion.
Step 3: Remove any dust from the nails by wiping them with a lint free nail wipe.
Step 4: Apply thin coats of Base Coat, curing each coat under the Lamp for 10 seconds before applying the next coat until you have applied two coats total.
Step 5: Apply thin coats of Shellac Color Coat, curing each coat under the Lamp for 10 seconds before applying the next coat until you have applied two coats total.
Step 6: Apply Shellac Top Coat, curing under the lamp for 10 seconds. Do not wipe nails after this step.
Step 7: Apply cuticle oil to entire nail and nail plate.
A pedicure is a cosmetic treatment for the feet and toenails. It is used for medical purposes to treat the feet and to ease any foot-related pain. It can also be used as a form of pampering, where the treatment is purely cosmetic to improve the appearance of the feet. Pedicures are done mainly by women in beauty salons at spas or in their own homes.
The word “pedicure” comes from the Latin words “pes” (foot) and “cura” (care). The term was borrowed into English from French, as the word “manicure”. Pedicures were invented by people in ancient times, especially Egyptians and Romans. People also first started using nail polish on their fingernails and toes around 3000 BC in China. Chinese people wore bright red nail polish during ceremonies and festivals. A pedicure can help prevent nail diseases and nail disorders. For example, when nails grow too long, they begin to curve upward at their tips. This leads to ingrown nails that can cause pain or infection.
A pedicure usually costs US$ 15 to US$ 70 depending on how elaborate it is. Some nail salons use a