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Old 03-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Shellac manicures and sunscreen

I am tempted to get a shellac for our trip and am concerned with sunscreen ruining it. It happens to me all summer. For some reason it eats away at the polish. Does anyone have experience with shellac? I am thinking it may hold up for the trip?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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I have also had trouble with some sunscreens and regular manicures. for some reason it softens the polish and etches the surface making my nails dull and easy to peel. I had a gel manicure last summer for my two week vacation and it stayed tough and shiny all through my vacation and well into a third week back home. For me there were none of the issues that I have had with traditional manicures and sunscreen.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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I Love Shellac! I have it now and usually get it done every 2 weeks!! I have not used sunscreen with having it on, but I do not think it will affect it. I wash my hands about 30 times a day, and have some strong chemicals on them and it doesn't do anything to it! I highly suggest it
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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I did the shellac last summer when hubby and I went to WDW, and didn't have any problems. I used copper tone sport sunscreen.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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Yes I've had both Shellac and Gelish on hols and had no problerms at all with varying Banana Boat/Hawaian Tropic/Piz Buin lotions.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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The only time I get shellac done is for when we are going to Disney! just because it lasts so long and i don't have to worry about my nails on the trip! And, we go every year in august, so i have to lather on the sunscreen all day, but my nails still looked perfect!

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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I do shellac year round. The girl who does my nails is excited to be doing a Disney design since I am so boring the rest of the year. I am going to have her do my Pedi to match with a rhinestone Mickey head. I am excited to see what she has in mind. Shellac does last a really long time. I usually get about three weeks out of each mani.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:54 AM   #8
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Also big fan of shellac, get mine done every 3 weeks or so and will add my toesies in too when summer arrives. I also have my hands in all kinds of chemicals and after about 3 weeks they might chip a little, that's when I know it is time for my next mani. I have heard from others that dark colors tend to chip easier. I haven't used sunblock yet so I don't know about that, but I do usually use Coppertone Sport.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:02 PM   #9
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I did a shellac manicure for our recent Jamaican vacation, and I used a LOT of sunscreen. I didn't notice an issue with my nails at all!
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #10
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I had major problems with sunscreen when I had acrylic nails. However, last summer was my first with Shellac. I didn't run into any problems.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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I had fabulous Shellac minnie nails the last time I went to Disney, no probs at all! x
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