Shellac Nail Hack

I am a huge Pinterest addict and I made a vow to myself when I started the blog that I was going to try more of the things I pinned and report back on whether they were successful or not.  I do find the Pinterest fails really funny, but I actually had a Pinterest success story with my first experiment.

I found this pin about a Shellac Hack from the blog Mint Arrow and thought it sounded doable.  She does a fantastic job with the tutorial, but I did do mine a tiny bit differently.

I skipped the Hard as Nails step she used and started with a coat of Gelous which I bought at my local Sally Beauty Supply.

SBS-507020I did a coat of color next.  I used Essie Mademoiselle but I also used a Sally Hansen red the previous week and it worked fine too.

Then a second coat of Gelous, another coat of color and then a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  I buy Seche Vite at Ulta, but you can find it at Sally’s too.  I use it all the time as my top coat because I love how shiny it is.

I am happy to say my nails lasted an entire week just like Mint Arrow said.  Pinterest Success!!  How about you? Any successes or epic fails?




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