Shellac Attack!- The Nail Biter Experience- Day 1 – Review by Kerri

The joke around the office is that the new CND Shellac is the best
invention since the Internet, and for us ladies it just might be!

Since the beginning of manicure history, a 14-day manicure has always
been unheard of – especially if you9re like me who has been plagued by
nail and cuticle biting their entire life! From the moment I heard
about this, I could not wait for our CND Shellac Kits to arrive. And
today, for the first time, I was “shellacked.” I’ve always been
partial to a glamorous light pink so I selected the CND Shellac
Romantique as my color of choice. I had my nails pre-manicured and my
cuticles clipped. With each coat that was applied, I became more and
more excited to see the finished product. I could not believe how fast
the UV lamp cured the nails. I am so used to waiting for my nails dry,
that I had to be reminded that it was okay to fix my hair with my
freshly painted nails, the minute after we finished! Most importantly,
my nails have stayed far away from my mouth. Even an habitual nail
biter wouldn’t want to chomp on these perfectly polished and shiny
nails. 1st day=Success!

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Shellac Attack: We Really Can Have It All!! Review by Adrienne

Emotions at Pure Spa Direct have been running high ever since the announcement that CND would be introducing their new Shellac manicure system. All us ladies have been waiting with great anticipation to see the colors, feel the consistency of the polish, and see if it can really stand up to the everyday wear that our nails go through.

I, for one, was skeptical. I am one those women that ruins my new manicure, oh, about, 3.5 seconds after I put my hands under the dryer. How could anything, short of acrylics, work for me? Also, even if my polish stayed on for 2 weeks, how could my nail beds possibly maintain that fresh manicure look? Well, we have 2 weeks to discover the answers to these questions. Here is Day 1…

The very first thing I did before anything was applied to my nails was rub all of them with a plastic-backed, lint-free pad that was soaked with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. This made my nails clean and ready to be Shellac-Attacked. My color of choice was Red Baroness, a sparkling raspberry color that can change to a more cranberry tone, depending upon the light. It is absolutely gorgeous, the kind of color that I want to show off. Also, due to its varying shade, it is also a very versatile color.

The process, in a nutshell, was: Base Coat, bake 10 secs, 1st color coat, bake 2 mins, 2ND color coat, bake 2 mins, top coat, bake 2 mins. Repeat on other hand. In essence, the whole process takes exactly 12 minutes and 20 seconds longer than a traditional manicure, BUT, no drying time and no worrying about inevitable smudges and dents! I don’t know about any of you, but I have sat under the nail dryer for 20-30 minutes, and STILL wrecked my manicure before I even left the salon.
The end product is absolutely stunning. I have been getting tons of compliments on the color and shine of the polish, from friends and strangers alike. And rather than having to do activities with extra care and focus, I have been able to throw caution to the wind, successfully combining my tomboyish nature and love of shimmering nails.
As a note, the CND Solar Oil is ESSENTIAL!! I have very dry hands and cuticles and using the 99% Isopropyl Alcohol definitely does not help my situation. After one application of the oil, however, my nail-beds looked and felt super moisturized. I will be applying it every day, multiple times a day, to ensure that my cuticles stay as fresh and gorgeous as my Shellac Manicure does.
As far as CND Shellac, this girl is hooked 😉

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6G is the Unit!

This just in…Pure Spa Direct is now carrying the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp by Nail Harmony! For all users still using UV light to cure your gel polishes, now is the time to change! If you haven’t tried using a LED light, you don’t know what you are missing! The Gelish LED 6G Lamp is a smaller and more economical version of the Gelish LED 9G Curing Lamp, but still packs the power! Curing times for both lamps is the same, and much shorter than their UV conterparts. Also, with 50,000 hours of LED Bulb Life, the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp can last as long as 5-7 years! A major benefit to this lamp is that you will never have to worry about buying replacment bulbs for the life of the lamp, which is be a huge cost-saver over time!

I’m lovin’ the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp by Nail Harmony for a few reasons:

  1. Much faster curing times than UV Lights.
  2. Comes with a stand for ease and comfort!
  3. Sensor feature! Light turns on when hand is inserted under the lamp, and shuts off when curing time is up!

Purchase the Gelish LED 6G Curing Lamp Today!

Time saved=more clients serviced=more profits= Happy Spas and Salons!

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