I've never been one to successfully wear nail polish, it always seems to smudge within seconds or chip. I also don't have time to visit a nail salon every few weeks to have my nails done with Shellac (I also feel that Shellac isn't the best thing for your nails anyways).
A number of years ago (ok a year and a half ago) my husband (fiancé at the time) and I went to Las Vegas with my sister, her fiancé and my parents. We stayed at the lovely Palazzo for three days and one of those days attended the Canyon Ranch Spa.
I am not a big "spa" person i.e. I am not fond of people (strangers) touching me. So I opted for a manicure, it meant I didn't have to be touched too much by others but I still had access to the facilitates. At this particular salon you got to keep your nail polish, so I picked my color and got my great manicure. I didn't pay too much attention to who made it but it was CND (not Shellac, though I didn't know about Shellac at the time). The nail polish was amazing! It dried in record time and it lasted days and days. I was so pumped about my nail polish but when we got back from Vegas the Shellac epidemic hit…So I forgot about my awesome nail polish, hopped on that bandwagon and did the Shellac thing for a few months. That is until I got tired of going to the salon and just quit worrying about my nails altogether.
Fast forward to a few months before our wedding, I rediscovered the magical nail polish that I had gotten in Vegas and began the search of finding something comparable so I could have it in many colors other than the fushia pink. I started my search on the internet that is when I came across Vinylux. Vinylux is AMAZING! I swear they should hire me because I have been raving about this product to anyone who will listen for months and months. What is Vinylux?
- Week Long Wear (Really!)
- No base, Self-Adhering Color Coat
- Two Steps for Faster Service Time
- Durability Increased with Natural Light
i.e. Shellac without the UV light
It is made by CND, the manufacturers of Shellac. It really does all the things that it lists, I can set the timer on my iPhone for 8 minutes and after 8 minutes I have completely dry nails and as time goes on they get harder and harder. There are so many colors to choose from. My favourite at the moment is 130 Masquerade.
Being from Canada there is always a lingering question when I find an awesome product on the internet…will they ship to Canada?
And there is a place that will... Nail Polish Canada. I ordered from them and my nail polish arrived in 2 days.
So if you are tired of Shellac or are interested in a nail polish that you can wash dishes with and not worry about it chipping try Vinylux!