Happy Belated New Year! I wanted to have new nails to post a picture of before I wrote this piece. This year I will have my nails done approximately 25 times and will spend over £500 doing it (ok, ok, so not quote a £500 mani)! Is that normal? I’m a Shellac addict it seems, as are many of my friends, colleagues and clients. I will post a picture every time I have them done – make it even more worthwhile…

Above are some of my favourites’ from 2014 (left to right: Cerulean Sea, Wildfire and Lobster Roll) expertly applied by Nails by Tanya. Check out my shiny new colours throughout 2015 on my Instagram Page here.

No idea what Shellac is? I first saw it in the UK about 3 years ago but finally converted from *whisper* acrylics only last year. Shellac is a 14 day nail colour that lasts on the nails like a gel system. The application is a varnish (bottle & brush) with base, colour and top coat, then it is ‘sealed’ under a UV lamp. They now have an array of 79 shades that can be mixed and matched to create further colour ways, plus it’s great for nail art. I’m quite boring with my choices and stick to the ones I know. One thing I would love to see from them are some Neon colours… Any suggestions welcome for other brands? (I’m not a nail varnish girl though hehe).

Karen x