50+ Unique Shellac Nail Art Ideas 2019

The struggle is real to find the ultimate manicure and nail designs. We have all been there for the fails. The color did not look like it does in the bottle, it chips or smudges within hours (…er, minutes) of painting it on. You go in for some nice acrylics or gels only to have your real nails damaged underneath. It is 2018 for gosh sakes, why are we still dealing with this?!

Shellac Ideas

Shellac Ideas

If you are new to shellac polish then you are in for a treat. Shellac is half gel, half polish product by Creative Nail Design (CND) that is a staple of any nail addict. A Shellac manicure is a 3-step process (base coat, color coat, and top coat) that is set with UV or LED light which makes it instantly dry. You may have heard of a “gel manicure” (not to be confused with “gels” which are a type of fake nails). A “gel manicure” is actually just a manicure with Shellac nail polish!

When it comes to new nail trends a CND Shellac manicure can’t be beaten. It gives you the best of both worlds because it provides a durable, glossy manicure that lasts up to 14 days like the best artificial nails but doesn’t thin and damages your natural nails like fake nails can. Unlike acrylics or gels, CND Shellac can’t make your nails longer, but it will give you a gorgeous life-proof manicure on your natural length.