Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Though the length is longer than normal, these are all my own nails! They had grown out very nicely under their previous Shellac mani, which I'd kept on for 3 weeks.
I confess that they weren't this rather sexy finger-elongating almond-ish shape to begin with - I'd actually filed my nails into their usual squoval before applying the Shellac, and only thought after the final cure that they would have looked much better if the nail shape was less blocky. So I took a chance and filed them again, conscious that breaking the seal at the free edge could lead to issues with lifting or chipping, but they stayed put with no problems.
These photos were taken at around the 10 or 11 day mark, I think, when the regrowth at the base and the reemergence of the natural nail's smile line under the white tip were beginning to get to me.
Still, as Frenches go, I think this one was pretty nice. And since it was only my second ever Shellac French, I'm trying to to beat myself up too much over its fairly minor imperfections.
Any closet French mani fans out there?
Cream Puff and Romantique (x2), topped with a layer of Beau
Shellac is a professional only product and should be applied by your nail professional; I get to play with it because I'm a tech-in-training.