CND Shellac Hotski to Tchotchke
I finally tried CND Shellac gel polish for the first time. I chose this bright teal blue color from the lot that I recently purchased called Hotski to Tchotchke. Teal is my favorite color so naturally I was drawn to it and had to try it before all the others. I love the color and the gorgeous glowy shimmer! I wore this on its own for 2 days and then decided to punch it up with a lightning bolt stamp. I used Konad black polish and Bundle Monster stamping plate BM305.
I also tried the Shellac base and top coat for the first time. The base is much thinner than Gelish and I only used the top coat on one finger because I didn’t care for the consistency. I immediately grabbed for my Gelish and finished the rest of my nails off with it. The one finger that had the Shellac top coat has a chip already. Hmm. My nails also don’t feel as strong as they do when I wear Gelish, and then there’s the fact that Shellac only cures in a UV light which takes more time. So my opinion of Shellac is… eh, it’s so-so. I love the color, but I’ll stick with my Gelish foundation and top coat.
Edit/Update: The soak-off was super easy using the Shellac base coat and color, so that’s a plus. I only soaked for 5 minutes and the polish rubbed right off with ease using an orange stick.