Nails of the Week- Shellac Tropix

Last week we christened our little Star, I will be posting some pics shortly. With so many things to do in preparation for the event, I decided to take some time out and treat myself to a salon gel manicure.

I went for a sensible shade and chose Shellac Tropix, a gorgeous pinky coral which you can see below. This photo was taken over a week after the gel was applied which is why you can see some regrowth and some wear on the tips, I still think it looks pretty good though considering how long I've had it on.

I'm trying to work out why the salon gel lasts longer than my DIY manicures, I watched the application process carefully and I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. So, I think it it's this: when I have a salon mani, I am less likely to peel off the colour as I know I don't have a bottle back home to redo it! Simple as that!

I have never bought any Shellac colours to try at home, the quality is great but I find their colour selection a little uninspiring. Tropix is I think the colour that you see in the Shellac adverts, it's lovely and I think I may have to invest in this shade :)


  1. I think you answered your own question there LOL :), they do look lovely even a week later, they are supposed to last 2-3 weeks, are you going to test them out? What UV/LED lamp do you have?? There are lots of factors (apart from the picking/peeling them off) that could impact on how they adhere to your nails too :)

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    1. Lol, I did didn't I! I have had them on about 12 days now and am itching to peel off the polish that has lifted and only the fact I spent £40 on my manicure is stopping me hehe
      I have a 36W UV lamp and have tried curing for longer, using a nail prep etc, all of which help. I just need a cure to stop me chewing and peeling my nail polish! xxxx


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