How to remove Shellac nails at home

Monday, September 3rd 2012 0

Since CND have brought out Shellac nails, I have been addicted. Shellac is the perfect way to maintain a lovely manicure without the fuss of having to touch up chips every couple of days.

Shellac nails, although fabulous, aren’t cheap, and so I was never too keen on purchasing their removal pouches. Here’s my cost effective method of removing them at home.

What you’ll need:

– Boots own brand nail polish remover
– A nail file
– Flat cotton pads
– Strips of tin foil

Firstly, take three flat cotton wool pads and cut them into quarters.

Next, cut ten strips of tin foil, each about an inch thick and three inches long.

Taking a regular nail file, slightly buff the top of your nails. This will make it easier for the acetone to penetrate them.

Soak a cotton quarter in nail varnish remover and place it over one of your nails. Then, use the tin foil to wrap it up tightly and allow it to soak.

After 1o minutes, the Shellac should be quite soggy and easy to peel off. Use a nail file to buff away any left over traces.

Make sure you finish off with a hand cream to rehydrate your hands. I love L’Occitane’s Cocoa Flower Hand Cream.

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