I don’t wear Shellac on my nails regularly because I can’t afford it/ enjoy my normal nail polishes too much. But I love it for holidays or special occasions. The only thing I majorly dislike is the cost of having them removed.
Thankfully, I’ve recently found a way to remove Shellac without having to go to the salon and paying a fortune, as well as being left with weak and pathetic nails. This method is inexpensive and way less time consuming.
Start by cutting up 10 strips of kitchen foil.
Followed by cutting up a couple of cotton pads to make 10 small pieces (big enough to fit the nail bed).
Soak a cotton pad piece in acetone nail polish remover.
Place the small pad on your fingernail and roll a strip of foil over the nail. Make sure it’s wrapped tightly so no air can get in. Set a timer for 10 minutes – no more, no less!
I normally do one hand at a time to make life a bit easier. After exactly ten minutes, remove the foil and the pad. The shellac polish should easily peal off.
Obviously soaking your fingernail in acetone dries it out massively, so I like to apply this Burt’s Bees cuticle cream to moisturize it back to life.