Nail-ology - Master Nail Stylist Since 2004
How to Get the Best from Your CND Shellac / Pure Gel Manicure
I know you will absolutely LOVE your nails whilst you are wearing CND Shellac / Pure Gel and I expect your nails to last for at least 14 days if you give them a little care and attention during that time. CND Shellac / Pure Gel are not indestructible and should be treated as if you were wearing nail polish.
Around the House
You have to add protection to your nails if doing tough jobs like household cleaning and gardening, Hobbies that are rough on your hands or using harsh chemical products without wearing gloves, without protection can mark your CND Shellac / Pure Gel nails.
Getting Used to Your CND Shellac / Pure Gel Manicure
If you do happen to cause some damage to the CND Shellac / Pure Gel coating, a chip or lifted an edge of your CND Shellac / Pure Gel manicure, please do NOT pick or pull at the area, as this will cause any damage to increase. Please contact the salon so we can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary. Please note that repairs may be chargeable.
If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellent solutions as many of these products contain solvent oils which will cause major damage to the CND Shellac / Pure Gel colour coat.
Some of the more delicate CND Shellac / Pure Gel colours can fade somewhat if you are in chlorinated water followed by excessive sun (remember that chlorine is a bleach and sun intensifies the bleaching action). Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimize any colour fading.
What Products Should I use on my CND Shellac / Pure Gel ?
Please use Solar Oil at least twice a day (especially at night before going to bed) to replace lost moisture to your skin and nails. I recommend Solar Oil which is made to be used with CND Shellac. Also beneficial is the use of any CND hand and body lotion daily. Regularly using CND aftercare products will substantially prolong the life of your CND Shellac / Pure Gel manicure and keep your natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.
Let Yourself Be Pampered
If you wish to temporarily change the colour of your nails whilst wearing CND Shellac / Pure Gel you can use nail enamel over the CND Shellac / Pure Gel. Relative to your life-style and activity level, your CND Shellac / Pure Gel will need fortnightly or three weekly maintenance as there will be obvious re-growth. At this point we can either re-CND Shellac / Pure Gel your nails (removing existing CND Shellac / Pure Gel and re-applying a fresh new colour) or I can remove the CND Shellac / Pure Gel completely which takes a brief 15-20 minutes.
If you do decide you want to remove your CND Shellac / Pure Gel please call me and let me do it safely for you in the salon. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. Please note: Pure Gel will require the top coat buffing prior to wrapping for the removal product to penetrate the product.