And yeah, you wanna know about it, dontcha?
In case you’re not into nails or you’ve been buried under a giant rock of crushing digital negligence, our world has been taken over by the Shellac phenomenon.YES! With high shine that delivers flawlessly chip-free tips for two weeks (yes! two!) or more (seriously!), you can bet that the stuff is fused to your nails in a most mysterious process. In fact, the process is short of involving lasers (well- ultraviolet light- close enough). Removing the stuff also requires salon assistance and the at-home attempts can be devastingly scary (we’ve seen it. bad, bad idea. shudder).
That said, Shellac is lovely if you think you want to start it and never ever stop going into salons every three weeks for a mani or pedi. Did you know that the stuff is a resin and has been used on wood as a finish for years? Why, that makes a lot of sense.
So for the non-Shellacing sort, we’ve got a near-rival option by Revlon ColorStay.
For the 11-day amazingness, apply the ColorStay collection’s base coat, colour, then top coat. And then voilà! 11 days of gel nail-esque gloss despite recklessly washing dishes and suffering random dings on the streetcar. Sounds like a revelation.
We found an awesome nail lacquer fan blog, Squared Nails, where the product was tested and adored. We’re next on the testing block and practically racing to a department store as we type (!) to pick up the nude shade. The ColorStay collection boasts 32 modern shades of long-lasting good fun, so if you’re more into reds or blacks, there’s something here for ya.