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My nails don’t hold nail polish very well, but nothing will stop me from getting my regular Organic Spa Manicure at The Buff Day Spa. Whenever I go in, I am warmly greeted by all the staff and always have such an excellent relaxing time. Whenever there is a special occasion coming up I always make sure to treat myself to the Organic Luxury Spa Manicure; Mandarin and Mango are my absolute favourite, and it adds just a little extra treat to my regular manicure.

After a festive season of my nails not cooperating and multiple chips before parties, I wanted to look into something a little longer lasting with much less stress. So with my daughter’s wedding coming up, I was talking to my therapist, Natalie, who suggested getting a Shellac Manicure done this time. She said that the shellac is made to stay on longer with a lovely shine and is not as harsh on nails as gel polish is. It sounded perfect! Since the days leading up to the wedding were going to be stressful enough, I didn’t want to worry about my nails chipping on top of all that.  I decided on the Shellac Manicure Inclusive because it seemed so worth it to have a French finish, removal, and cuticle oil all included, and booked my appointment before I left that day.

On the day, Natalie did a fantastic job on my nails, as usual! I opted for Classic French Polish instead of a colour. I was delighted with the results. My nails looked absolutely lovely for my daughter’s big day! As Natalie had told me, there wasn’t any chipping until at least a week after, which was fantastic for someone like me who instantly chips a nail. I couldn’t believe my nails had lasted for over 2 weeks and still looked just as shiny as if they had just been done! Since I went with the classier look and got the French finish, the regrowth was barely noticeable, so I felt like I could hold off on the removal as long as possible.

I was nervous that the removal would weaken my nails, but with the cuticle oil strengthening the nails while the polish was still on and the way the polish just peeled off after soaking, my nails felt more potent than ever.

I am so pleasantly surprised by Shellac. I will definitely get a shellac manicure during the festive season and for the holidays, and no more stressing about my weak, flimsy nails chipping!


By Adele Cunningham 6/08/2015