Shellac is a Gel based colour polish that is UV cured and lasts at least 14 days without chipping. A base coat is applied but this, unlike any other quality nail polish, is then UV cured. The colour coats are applied twice followed by a clear top coat. These are all UV cured. This leave you with a flawless finish for 2 - 3 weeks.
It can be removed in around 10 - 15 minutes using a special Shellac Remover.
We have over 70 colours in stock including French Manicure.
Our natural nails often break. Shellac can help with nails that fray at the ends. If we see a potential split in your nail, we can cover this with a tiny amount of Brisa Lite (Gel) or Acrylic over just the split which will take seconds to apply. Your Shellac Manicure will then cover this for an invisible repair. If you would like to add a bit more stability to your nails or would just like your Manicure to last a little while longer, you can opt for a coat of Brisa Lite to your Shellac Manicure, this will add extra protection.
Acrylic Nails are the most popular Nail Enhancement as they are the hardest wearing. Acrylics were invented by a dentist in the USA in the 1950’s who broke a nail and repaired it with a tooth mixture, he was quick to patent the idea and the rest is history.
Acrylic nails are created by mixing a powder with a liquid and placing directly onto your prepped nail plate with or without false tips. This dries and hardens almost instantly and is then filed into shape. We have a choice of French Manicure with Pink & White acrylic or Clear acrylic onto a natural colour false tip that is blended into your natural nail. The shape and length is up to you however; we prefer to shape the nail with the natural line of your own nails. Shellac can also be applied directly on top of the acrylic nail.
At Alluring Beauty, we only apply pink & white acrylic for our French Manicures. We do not apply this style of nail with white nail extensions and clear acrylic as this is a cheap and quick method, only to be found in Nail Bars.
When we create your French Manicure Acrylic, we attach a natural colour extension and blend to look like your natural nail. Then white acrylic is applied and shaped to create a “Smile Line” on the free edge or the nail extension area.
The pink is then applied on the nail plate and cuticle area, left to dry and then filed.
Also note that our maintenance appointments are done by soaking and filing the acrylic back and reapplying the pink & white all over again. When Nail Bars do a maintenance appointment (infill or re-balance) most will spray paint the French tip which can start to wear off within a week.
*A full set of nails must not be rushed. It will take approx. 2 hours if your Nail Technician is to do a good job. We use manual nail files on your natural nail which all good Nail Technicians will use. Please bear this in mind when arranging your appointment.
Brisa Lite is a product designed by CND, the makers of Shellac.
Similar in technology to gel nails, Brisa Lite has been created to be more flexible and to work well with Shellac if required. It needs no filing of your natural nail and soaks off within 20 minutes.
There are 3 ways you can use Bria Lite.....
Extending the Nails:
Brisa Lite Removable Sculpting Gel adds instant length & strength to your nails. Used with extension tips to lengthen your nail (like acrylic) it is the first ever removable gel with no filing of your natural nail. It provides you with a beautiful natural look and feel.
It is a lot more flexible than acrylic nails. Shellac can also be added to give your gel nails some colour.
Strengthen Natural Nails:
Brisa Lite Removable Smoothing Gel adds a thin, flexible & lightweight protection to your natural nails and can encourage your nails to grow. Perfect for people that have nails that fray or break and gives added protection to your nail. Works well for people that want to encourage the natural nail to grow but also looking for a totally natural look.
Strengthen Shellac Nails:
Brisa Lite has the power to partner CND Shellac and can extend your 2-3 week shellac manicure for an extra week. It adds a thin, flexible and lightweight protective layer to perfect and smooth the surface of the natural nail.