Are you thinking of having your nails done soon but are not sure whether to go with CND shellac or gelish? Don’t worry, you are not the only one! These two leading nail brands dominate the market and both have their pros and cons. So, it really all depends on which one will be better suited to you! Here, we are taking you through the difference between the two so you can make an informed choice on which one will be right for you.

Which Lasts Longer?

When it comes to the durability of these products, gelish definitely takes the lead here and is the longer lasting of the two different types of polishes. Gelish is a combination of both gel and nail polish and was one of the first brands to bring this concept to the market. It is a thin UV gel that is pigmented in various degrees and this is what gives it colour. Basically, it applies just like a normal polish does, but then it wears on the nails like a gel. So, if you suffer from weaker nails, this could be the better choice to go for as it is a little thicker than shellac. There are over a whopping 300 shades to choose from and, with the right care, it can last up to three weeks.

Which Is Easier to Remove?

In this category, the winner is shellac. CND shellac is a hybrid between a UV gel polish which has solvents in its formula similarly to traditional nail polishes. This means it can have a thinner coating and so it is much easier to remove than gelish. With CND shellac, you can look forward to instant drying times plus a high gloss finish. CND shellac also has over 100 hundred colours for you to choose from and it will normally last up to two weeks. Furthermore, removal will take you just 5 minutes! However, there are lots of counterfeit products out there, so make sure you are using authentic CND Shellac by Jealous.

Which One Requires Buffing?

Both of these polishes take between half an hour and 45 minutes to apply but they are applied differently. With CND shellac, it is a no buff system and so there should be no need to buff your nail plate before it is applied or during the removal process. This means that it will keep your nails healthier and so if this is your goal while still getting your nails done, then this is the option for you. With gelish, your nail plate has to be buffed for better adhesion and also to remove it. If you suffer from weaker nails already, this is the best option for you.

Do You Need to Take A Break with Either?

What’s great about both these nail polishes is that neither require you to ‘take a break’ from them. Your nail plate is dead already and so you do not need to let your nails ‘breathe’ as it were. This means you can have great nails all year round!

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