Apologies for the absolute GRAINY image I took! My phone needs CPR and the camera has lost the plot! But you get the idea. Plus, how weirdly long does my hand look?! HAHA

I know I’ve always claimed to hate acrylics and shellac nails for several reasons; namely because they destroy your nails and also just because I prefer well-groomed natural for everyday wear (not to mention it’s more functional during basketball season). Alas, I must admit I am pretty stoked with my newly pink shellac manicure!

Last week I had the pleasure of reviewing K-Style Beauty for Big Review TV, a Korean beauty salon in Northbridge which provides the latest beauty technology out of Soko as well as wonderful facials, massage and cosmetic tattooing.

Whilst filming my self-review, I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful manicure of which shellac was applied on my nails. Actually, it’s the second time I’ve been lucky enough to receive a free manicure, Hair Code in Victoria Park gave me a lovely lilac shade a few weeks ago too. Anyway, back to K-Style….At first I was a little hesitant as when I’ve had shellac in the past I’ve found my nails turn to paper afterwards with all the scratching and buffing involved. A little Noooooooooo! ran through my mind and I had to use all my strength not to appear rude and bite my tongue and just go with it (an immense challenge haha). 

Hair Code manicure. I love the manicurist’s nail art too!
Painted!! At Hair Code in Vic Park

WELL I have to admit I am LOVINGGG my new pale pink nails now. They look so shiny and chic. Sometimes I just stare at them for a few seconds admiring their beauty, shimmering in the light. *sigh*

How long it’ll be before I remove them remains to be seen. I loathe any chips when my nails are done. Which reminds me, if anyone knows of a salon who removes the shellac without putting your nail through Hell and back let me know! This would be the part I struggle with the most.

So there you have it, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Will I be a regular shellac-er? Probably not. For starters I can’t really afford it, and secondly it’s not at the top of my priority list. Occasionally as a pick me up or for an event? Absolutely!

Let me know what your thoughts are surrounding all things nails. Next stop, nail art?!

Mel xo

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