Manicures have taken on a new, longer life. 14 days ago, I got my first Shellac manicure and couldn’t have been more pleased. My cheery red nails lasted a full two weeks with absolutely zero chips. Really, the only reason I took the polish off, was because my nails had grown out. Your nail beds are not damaged at all with the application and it only takes about 5 minutes to remove the polish. The system contains a Base Coat, Color Coat and Top Coat. After each layer is exposed to a UV Lamp, you can leave the salon with totally dry nails. They even do the massage after the polish! That is how absolutely dry they are. Right now the shades are varied but mostly traditional colors. I started with red, but thinking a vibrant pink to celebrate spring next.