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CND Shellac Pink Bikini & Lobster Roll

I recently got a CND Shellac manicure for my last work and personal trips. I just didn't want to worry about nail polish chipping and packing polish. I love Shellac for this reason. It stays! Check out my other CND Shellac posts. I was really excited to try out their new colors, Pink Bikini and Lobster Roll.
I chose Pink Bikini for my vacation manicure. I thought it was bold and summery and it matched my bathing suit. This manicure lasted 2 whole weeks. No chips or sign of wear on the tips, just growth which showed after the first week. Since I'm taking prenatal vitamins the new growth showed a bit sooner than normal.
For my last work trip and for the 4th of July, I chose Lobster Roll. It has a little bit of orange in it, but definitely considered a 'red.' I don't wear red nail polish often, but I like to when I'm wearing beige, blue or black outfits and I know it will act as a pop of color. I'm still rocking this manicure 10 days later. No chips or wear, just new growth.

Have you tried a gel manicure yet? If so, what's your favorite brand and color? Check out my other CND Shellac reviews!

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CND Shellac in Rubble

This is Rubble from CND Shellac's new color line. I LOVE it. I wore it on my last business trip as a neutral color that would go with everything. It's so hard to describe this color. It's like a grayish brown solid color, but has an opaqueness to it. This is a great new neutral color for the Shellac line! Check out my other CND Shellac swatches.


CND Shellac in Cityscape

This was my Thanksgiving Day manicure. I would normally go a bit darker for Fall but because it was a bit warmer, I thought I'd do a lighter color.

This is from CND Shellac's newest line of colors. It's called Cityscape, and it's a light, creamy gray. I love colors like this...they go with practically everything, and I don't have to spend extra time planning my outfits around my manicure (yes, sometimes I do this!). 

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CND Shellac swatches

Today was a day of CND Shellacing! My best friend Tina surprised with me a full on manicure before my business trip this week. Finger soaks, cuticle removal and even a massage. It was so relaxing!

I was debating between neutral Romantique and Asphalt - and decided on Asphalt (below). Bold move for a client presentation, but goes with both of my outfits, so I think I'm all set.

CND Shellac Asphalt

Tina did her nails in Masquerade & Mother of Pearl. She was feeling inspired by Carnival and Mardi Gras :) Along with her base and top coat, she used two coats of Masquerade and one coat of Mother of Pear. Rocking nails.

CND Shellac Masquerade & Mother of Pearl

We are huge fans of CND Shellac here at Lipgloss Break. Check out all of our CND Shellac posts and swatches!

New Shellac Fall Colors

Love love love that CND Shellac is keeping up with seasons and coming out with new lines. Their Fall line is small but exciting. Colors are: Zillionaire, Studio White, Moonlight & Roses, Purple Purple, Asphalt, Hotski to Tchotchke. From the picture above it may look like there are 3 basic whites, but they are very different up close. Zillionaire has a ton of sparkle to it, probably meant to lay over other colors, Studio White is more for french manicure tips, and Moonlight & Roses is an iridescent pink (swatch below).

Tina did her nails in Asphalt over the weekend. This is an awesome color for Fall. Apparently CND has a regular nail polish in Asphalt so this was a big ask from fans.

Moonlight & Roses - Pink iridescent/opalescent shine.

CND Shellac Layering - Nude!

With Shellac being such a hit, CND came up with a layering chart to help create new Shellac colors based on ones that are already out. There was a need for more color options, fans were getting antsy, and the CND came to the creative rescue.

When I first tried layering with my BFF and manicurist extraordinaire, Tina, it looked horrible. I think it had something to do with our Fedora bottle being a little old. I tested Iced Cappuccino and Romantique last night and it came out okay. It created a nude color, which Shellac doesn’t really come in yet so it was fun to create a new, unique color. Plus, I’m traveling to Boston today for a work conference so I needed something neutral to last all week…perfect!

Check out the Shellac layering PDFs.

Tina just placed an order for Asphalt and Moonlight and Roses, both new Shellac colors. I'll be providing swatches soon!

CND Shellac in Negligee

CND Shellac in Negligee. Beautiful sheer pink, would be a perfect fit with french tips.

It's so nice not having to worry about my nails during the work week. My BFF Tina did them on Sunday, and I'm good to go for the week and then some :) I would highly suggest trying a Shellac manicure out before a vacation or big event. Seriously, no chips!

The only downside is the removal. It takes awhile and you have to use acetone. Other than that, I saw it's worth trying out at least once :)

CND Shellac Update

Shellac day chips, smudging or peeling. A little grown out, but other than that, it still looks like a fresh manicure. I have a bad habit of not wearing gloves when I wash dishes and I went swimming twice, and it's still super shiny. I love it!

CND Shellac nail polish

Shellac in Tutti Frutti - Day 1

Have you heard of Shellac yet? Creative Nail Design (CND) came out with Shellac polishes, which cure under a UV light and are suppose to stay chip/smudge free for up to 2 weeks!

I've been dying to try this out. Lack of planning, had me calling around Saturday morning trying to find a salon near me that had an open appointment. I ended up at Studio 103 which is an adorable salon in Howell, MI. Nicole did my nails and they turned out flawless. Between each coat (base, 2 color coats and a top coat) my nails went under a UV light, just like gel nails, but with polish.

I was out the door dry (in 30 minutes!) and confident that I wasn't going to smudge them. Apparently the polish only comes off with acetone. No backfills, no fill ins, you just remove the polish with acetone when they grow out and you're good to go. No damage done to nails! It wasn't a full manicure, but included filing, cuticle care, buffing and polish, all for $25. This will be more than worth the price if this stays on for 2 weeks.

I mainly wanted them done for my the wedding I had the next day, on the 4th of July. The true test is if they last for 14 days. I'll keep posting pictures along the way. Let's see if it lasts!