Destination I Do
Monday, December 6, 2010

A New Polish Helps that Mani-Pedi Go the Distance.

Words by Courtney Kellar
Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of CND

I love a manicure as much as the next girl, but have a hard time spending the money on beautiful nails that only last a week – tops. Enter Shellac by CND (Creative Nail Design), the latest and greatest in professional nail service. Shellac is a hybrid nail color that has been 5 years in the making. The product applies like traditional polishes, but lasts for a full 14 days.

Shellac is an amazing option for destination brides who can spend upwards of a week in their chosen destination. Get your mani-pedi before leaving home and have no worries about needing to retouch in time for the wedding. With this state-of-the-art polish there’s no chipping, smudging or dry time. I often find my pedicures getting ruined by the sand of far-off beaches, but no more!

Shellac is a healthy manicure choice because all colors are hypo-allergenic and “3-free” – no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. There is also no need for surface filing and the polish can be removed in minutes. Nails are gently cloaked with individual Shellac Remover Wraps which limit acetone exposure to only the nail’s surface. For a mere ten-minute removal process, you get two full weeks of high gloss shine.
Shellac paints on like polish with a base coat, color and top coat. Each coat is cured in a UV light so there is zero dry time for the bride on the go. The formula is think and flexible like polish and provides strong natural nail protection with a mirror finish that resists dullness and chipping.
Shellac comes in 12 different shades, from pretty French pinks to deep reds and rich darks. There is also a guide on CND's site about how to mix different Shellac shades to create your own distinct color.

For a full list of color options and to find a certified Shellac salon near you, visit CND’s web site.

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