How to do CND Shellac Nails at Home: Step by Step

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Every nail manicure fanatic is raving about the new 10 minute magic manicure known as Shellac Manicure. CND gave birth to Shellac a few years ago Shellac is the brain child of a California company called Creative Nail Design, more commonly known as CND… and it works wonders and has changed the revolution of fake nails. The new manicure treatment is smudge-proof nail color that lasts for a couple of weeks without chipping nor peeling. Below is a tutorial of how to do CND shellac nails at home;



Applying and Drying Shellac Nails


 Nails are done in the same way as normal manicure is done. Shellac polish slides on perfectly and better than regular nail polish. The shellac polish will then last longer than regular manicure-for more than 2 weeks and won’t even chip during those weeks. Some people manage to stay up to 4 weeks before taking it out because they keep changing the polish as new growth comes out.




 How to do CND Shellac Nails at Home: Step by Step



  1. Apply the top  coat which is the base.

  2. Use the UV lamp to dry it for about 10 seconds.

  3. Apply the first  coat.

  4.  Use the UV lamp to dry for 2 minutes. With shellac manicure, a special UV lamp is used to dry off the nails.

  5. Then apply your  last coat.

  6.  Dry another 2 minutes.

  7. When the top coat is done, you get a quick shine with a soft cloth and alcohol and you’re ready to go.



What is the difference between Gel Manicure and CND shellac Manicure



  •     There is no nail damage and filling nails when removing CND shellac  gel nails.

  •      Curing under the UV lamp takes about 2 minutes.


How to Remove Shellac Manicure



 Now that you enjoy your Shellac manicure, it is time to remove them without going to a spa.



The process requires a special wrapping process- in aluminum foil- at the salon using very strong acetone. The wrapping separates the chemical from the nail color and creates body heat to help the polish to be easily removed.


You also have a choice of purchasing the finger wraps sold by CND. The process takes about 10 minutes. I have never done it at home myself at home but my people told me it works as well. CND offers a 5 minute removal kit on their website. The kit has instructions guide that you can download for free. The instructions teach you how to do CND manicure.


This is what the manager, Diana Ahern, had to say about the shellac manicure removal in their website: “Some consumers report having acetone-soaked cotton placed on their nails with their fingers wrapped in aluminum foil”. Ahern does not believe that the process is approved or recommended by CND, and is as well as that it is most probably done by  unlicensed, untrained and taking shortcuts.



Cost of CND Shellac Manicure



Shellac Manicure costs between $30 to $40 bi- weekly and $5 to remove it without re applying. Get your own CND Shellac Nail Polish online at at $32.00.


If you want to learn how to make a french manicure at home and How to do Nail Art Designs yourself, read these two articles I wrote. If you have enjoyed them please feel free to share them on social media.


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