You are not logged in or registered. Please login or register to use the full functionality of this board...
Hello There, Guest!

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Newbie to gels question
Sorry if this is dumb.... But what is the difference between gel polish and shellac?
(06-20-2012, 10:21 AM)jluper7297 Wrote: Sorry if this is dumb.... But what is the difference between gel polish and shellac?

Shellac is the CND brands gel polish.
The difference between Shellac and other brands gel polishes is that Shellac chemically is a hybrid gel and polish where as others may be pigment gel, etc.
Gel polishes can be in bottles or pots.
Thank you!
Most gel polishes are solvent based - you can tell by smelling the bottle. Solvents can sometimes be the cause of dryness, white spots, brittleness and chipping. 100% gels (like Akzentz Luxio) are 100% gel in a bottle and there is a soak off color line too. There are a few companies that have 100% gel polish. Shellac has become like Kleenex - since they spent a fortune on advertising most clients consider gel polish to be Shellac regardless of the product.
Jessica Hoel
Nail Professional
Akzentz Distributor & Educator

Possibly Related Threads...
Last Post
Replies: 0
Views: 1,363
02-02-2015, 07:08 PM
Last Postalbundy
Replies: 3
Views: 2,428
02-11-2014, 07:44 PM
Last Postlexibunny
Replies: 2
Views: 2,252
09-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Last Postapolishedlook
Replies: 9
Views: 7,346
08-10-2013, 10:57 AM
Last PostNaiLaw
Replies: 3
Views: 2,464
06-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Last PostTashawna
Replies: 5
Views: 3,790
03-20-2012, 11:22 PM
Last PostLuvglitter
Replies: 8
Views: 4,813
11-09-2011, 05:31 PM
Last Postanointdhndz
Replies: 5
Views: 3,318
07-28-2011, 08:23 AM
Last PostKristinEsk

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)