Remember last month when we broke the story about a gel meets nailpolish? David Barton, resident nail guru at Percy and Reed, told us about an amazing new treatment about to launch that was going to revolutionise the nail industry, so you can imagine my delight when David offered to 'Shellac' my nails and be the first to do so in the process! In just half an hour from application to drying time (which is instant FYI), David applied the Shellac lacquer (a hybrid of a nail polish and a gel) set with a lamp that promises to last without chips and a ‘mirror like shine’ finish for 14 days!
Well, it’s Day One and there are no chips, plus my nails are the shiniest they’ve ever been. So far, so amazing! Currently there’s only 12 classic shades to choose from (I went for Rosebud, a brilliant versatile shade) but come January 2011, a further 60 shades will be added. We’re Shellac converts, and we know you will be too!
Shellac £40 with David Barton @ Percy and Reed www.percyandreed.com
To find your nearest Shellac salon call 0845 210 6060
- Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Associate Beauty Editor