≡ Menu

Shellac New Colors

The day is almost here: March 1, 2011 – the day Shellac releases 12 new colors!
CND (Creative Nail Design) has excited the nail industry with its 14-day wear Shellac system.  Although there are other gel- polish hybrids such as Nail Harmony’s Gelish, Shellac is getting the most attention, most likely due to clever marketing.  Some complaints began that the CND nail lamps were not readily available, the polish bottles were too small, and there weren’t enough colors.  So CND addressed these issues by offering rebates for their lamps with the purchase of the Shellac system, larger top and base coat sizes (15 ml/0.5 oz. compared with 7.3 ml/0.25 oz. polish bottles), and of course, additional colors.
The original Shellac swatches:
The new Shellac swatches:
The new set introduces dark color options, which are trendy for the spring.  Many nail technicians will mix their own colors for more variety, so color choices will expand, although mixtures with regular polish can affect the curation process and limit durability, which is therefore not recommended.  Hopefully in the future CND will release brights like yellow, orange and green, and continue to revolutionize the market with glitters, metallics and matte options.
To purchase the Shellac system, get more information, or to find salons in your area, go to: http://www.cnd.com

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • eco May 8, 2011, 1:06 am

    Thanks for your input on Shellac vs Gelish…we just blogged about this subject on our site and then added a link to your website for customer reference. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the longevity that you talked about on this site. We had more like 11-14 days with normal wear and tear and water usage with both products. California salon owners tell their clients to expect no more than 12 days of wear with both products, and then the products start to breakdown, peel, and dissolve:)
    If you have a second,
    go check out our comments about Shellac vs Gelish: www:SunitoHealthandBeauty.com .

  • Jackie Pelhon June 6, 2011, 9:16 pm

    Neither Shellac nor Gelish are close to Bio-Gel. There is noone in Nelson who uses Bio-Gel and the Shellac I have had put on is no better than ordinary nail polish. Bio-Gel is 100% pure and originated in South Africe. I use it in Melbourne and it stays on 3-4 weeks. Never have I had a split nail until having Shellac/Gelish applied here.

  • emma November 26, 2011, 7:11 am

    from were you bu them

  • nic April 29, 2012, 1:06 am


    I had Shellac applied on fingers and toes. Finger nails lasted 2 weeks just (start kind of peeling at 10 days) and my toe nails haven’t chipped at all and I got it done about 5-6 weeks ago. I feel like it will last for a few more weeks. Will almost grow away!!


  • gel nail polish at home March 24, 2013, 3:18 am

    I was extremely pleased to discover this site.
    I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly wonderful read!
    ! I definitely liked every little bit of it and i also have you saved
    as a favorite to look at new information in your blog.

  • Pat January 4, 2014, 7:48 pm

    After 5 -6 manicures, my nails are now weak and splitting because of the gel and sanding it off. I do not know how they will take off Shellac, but I hope once my nails are back to normal, it comes off easier than the gel.

Cancel reply

Leave a Comment

Next post:

Previous post: