Shellac Polish ;) Loven it so far But be careful of the lotions at salons!


This week so far has been about taking care of me. Chiropractor, blood work up, hormones, mani, pedi, ending with neck and shoulder and back massage then chocolate. Some times a girl has to do what a girl has to do. β€” feeling relaxed.

The above post was my Facebook Post for last Wednesday. ( I haven’t been feeling too good lately. ) My only problem with my wonderful day was waking up the next day sicker then a dog! Dizzy, blurred vision, diarrhea, nausea, low grade fever, body sweats. All symptoms of being glutened for me. I couldn’t understand what had happened to me, I couldn’t even think straight. I finally figured out what happened……. I didn’t even give it a thought……..I mean I use gluten free body products at home…..why didn’t I think about this before getting my mani and pedi? I hadn’t had a pampering day in quite some time. ( I had gotten athletes foot from a nail salon and hadn’t been back in years ) I finally talked myself into having my nails done only to be glutened from all the lotion that was rubbed into my skin! From now on I’m bringing my own gluten free products! It’s Friday and I’m still not back to normal :(

On another note:
I was real excited to try the new shellac polish I’ve been hearing about for a while now. I’ve heard some good things and some bad things which kept me from trying it. I finally decided to try it and have my own opinion so here goes.
First off I need to tell you that I have always been able to grow beautiful nails. I polished them for years but at some point I stopped and went all natural. Except for my toe nails, I kept them polished. My hands were and are always in water….I’m a retired hair dresser ;) and I am a mom and now Mema……which means I’m in the kitchen allot. Keeping up with the polish was just not on my priority list. Now this is where the shellac comes in…….it is supposed to stay on for up to three weeks! Now I can handle that! Now it’s only been 3 days but so far so good and yes….my hands have been in water. ;) I’ll update this as the weeks go on. ;)

July 17, 2013 – July 31,2013 = 2 weeks today
So far I love my shellac nails. First of all they feel more protected from all my daily chores…. You know…..washing dishes, laundry, cleaning, banging them on the door or cabinet or drawer……all the normal stuff we do. I started getting dings about a week after I got them done. The second Sunday I noticed that my pinky was starting to peel off. The tips were getting smudged or dinged. All in all I still love it. Normally I’d have to change normal polish in a few days so for me I really think its going to work. Now I haven’t had them redone yet and I don’t know if there is any discomfort in having them redone or in what shape my natural nails are in so I’ll have to get back with y’all on that. Below are the pics as they are now.



Ok, I went to get my nails done on Friday Aug 2, 2013
I have to say that it was a good experience. No pain although I did feel a little bit of heat from the acetone she used on the cotton ball under the foil. Not bad at all. ;) She begin by starting my pedicure and then at some point ( I’m not sure when ) she got up and applied the acetone, cotton and foil on my nails then went back to work on my feet. When she was done she took me to her table and began the removal of the shellac with absolutely no problem at all. It just came right off. Just a little rub and she was done and had me wash my hands and then reapplied my new shellac. I LOVE THIS STUFF! And by the way……I brought my own GF lotion and didn’t get sick so it was a win, win, situation. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Below are my new pics and yes……I did go over board taking them but I just had to show y’all some of my new rings…..don’t you just love them?!




Update: Aug 26, 2013
Third color and I’m still Loven it. As you can see I had my nails cut down short in the beginning of this blog to watch them grow with the shellac. I’ve not had one of them brake or split on snag on anything! This stuff is great!



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Skye @ TheSanctuaryofMyHeart
    Jul 19, 2013 @ 09:23:07

    I never thought about products containing gluten!!! It never once dawned on me. Ugggggh!!!! So that means shampoos as well? This was a great writing! I am so glad you had a nice day, but so sad that it turned out to bring you down the next day. Next time….BRING ME!!



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