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What is the difference between shellac and gel nails?
A gel manicure and a Shellac manicure are essentially the same thing: long-lasting polishes cured under UV lamps. The difference is that “gel nails” or “manicure” is the generic term for nails done under a UV lamp, while Shellac is a brand of gel nails by the company Creative Nail Design (CND).

How long do Shellac Nails last?
About two weeks. Shellac was the first hybrid polish, produced by CND, and you can expect manicures to last about two weeks. Some may find that the chip-free finish lasts longer than this, but it’s recommended that you get them removed after 14 days as by this time your own nail will have started to grow out.

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How many layers of shellac can I put on?
At least three to four layers of shellac are required to achieve an ideal finish. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the wood achieves a smooth, even appearance.

Which is better, shellac or gel?
Shellac nail polish is thinner than gel, so generally shellac nails tend to start to ‘break down’ around two weeks, whereas gel nails can last up to three.

What is the best Shellac nail polish?
CND Shellac.
Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish.
LeChat Perfect Match Gel Polish.
Elite99 Nail Gel Polish.
Aimeili Soak Off UV LED Gel Nail Polish.
FairyGlo Gel Nail Polish.
Perfect Summer Starter Kits.
Gellen Soak Off UV Gel Nail Polish.

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