Creative Nail Design, or CND, introduced their Shellac product in May 2010. The company spent five years creating the "first hybrid nail colour," a cross between a UV gel and regular polish. While Shellac prevents the scratches, chips and smudges common to ordinary nail polishes, it does require a special removal process.
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Things you need
- Cotton pads or balls
- Aluminium foil, cut into small strips
- 100% acetone
- Small bowl
- Orange stick
Pour about 1/2 cup of acetone into the bowl.
Place the cotton pads into the acetone and allow them to soak for about 20 seconds.
Place a soaked cotton pad directly on the nail and wrap tightly with the aluminium foil. Repeat with each nail.
Keep the nails wrapped for at least 10 minutes.
Remove the aluminium foil and the cotton pad. Remove any remaining gel by gently rubbing it off with an orange stick.
Tips and warnings
- You must use 100% acetone to remove gel-based polishes like Shellac. Normal polish remover will not work.
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