I've been using CND Shellac for over 5 years. I love that my nails always look perfect--high shine, no chips. I get compliments all the time, and I only do a manicure every two weeks. Another reviewer said she soaks her nails in remover for 20 minutes to remove it. I use professional strength acetone on a little ball of cotton placed on the nail and wrapped in foil for 7 minutes and the top coat, polish, and base all come off easily.
June 29, 2016
It works very good, takes a little long to dry out
June 28, 2016
Best gel system, even with other brand's colors
I always use Shellac base and top coat, even when I use another gel system's colors. It's simply the strongest, shiniest most consistent one there is. Highly recommended!
June 6, 2013
Such a durable top coat. Most of my other top coats don't last long but this one does! Doesn't chip away but takes time to dry. Dries with any nail dryer!
Prosdoesn't chip away
ConsA bit expensive for a top coat
May 13, 2013
This particular brand gel system for your nails is the best yet in my opinion. After the last step, you can just tell that your manicure will last long and it doesn't disappoint. One notable aspect is the awesome shine. Can't beat that!
rock falls il
April 12, 2013
i love this product it is great wearing and eassy to apply
April 1, 2013
Great product; works everytime!
August 18, 2012
CND Shellac UV Top Coat
June 1, 2012
Leaves nails very shiny
July 8, 2011
Best Polish EVER, but don't forget the rubbing alcohol...
Shellac is a UV light cured gel polish that lasts about two weeks. I have used OPI's Axxium gel polish and it destroyed my nails. I now use Shellac. This top coat goes on easily and cures quickly under the UV lamp. TO HARDEN AFTER CURING, USE HIGH PROOF RUBBING ALCOHOL TO CLEAN EACH NAIL. IF YOU DON'T DO THIS THE NAIL WILL BE STICKY. One item of mention is that to remove you need to use an acetone nail "wrap" for about 20 min to get the polish to come off easily. I make my own "wraps" by soaking cotton balls with acetone, placing the ball on my nail and covering with a 4 inch square of aluminum foil. Wait 20 minutes and the polish peels off like magic with no nail damage. Although this system takes more time compared to regular polish, it is long wearing under harsh conditions. The only reason you can't get more than two weeks out of a single coat of polish is because your nails will grow out.
can this be used on top of regular nail polishes, i.e. non shellac or non gel polishes?
I have never tried to use this product on top of regular nail polish. However, I have used the CND base coat (with the ultra violet light to set the gel) and put regular nail polish on top of that. This wears so much better and lasts longer.