Some Pros and Cons of
Easy to apply, quick to dry!
Dries fully in just 8.5 minutes. I
have tested this and, though hard to believe, it is true! I have painted my fingernails with Vinylux
and had a client for a massage 10 minutes later with no ill effect to my nails. The convenience of this ultra-fast dry time
makes it a winner for me!
The fast dry time also makes it great for nail art as
spots/swirls etc dry very quickly, enabling you to carry on with the next layer
of colour without worrying about smudging your work.
The fact that many of the colours match popular Shellac
shades is great for people who like to use Shellac on their hands and match up
their toes with the same colour. Because
people tend to prefer to keep their toenails shorter, Vinylux is a better
option as it can be easily removed and re-applied after cutting the nails to the
Vinylux is great for special occasions. Sometimes you just don’t want to go through
the time and effort of a Shellac manicure in bright, sparkly red or similar, on
a Saturday and then have to go through the rigmarole of soaking off the polish and
changing it for a more subtle shade on Monday ready for work.
Vinylux is more affordable than Shellac so you are able to
get a full Vinylux manicure with cuticle work, exfoliation and hand cream for
the same (or less) money as a Shellac treatment. Shellac treatments tend only to include
shaping of the nails and pushing back of cuticles without the use of creams/lotions.
As long as the nail is thoroughly cleaned and
free from residue of lotions, Vinylux will adhere well.
Vinylux is easy to remove and because of this, less drying
to your nails. Just use a standard nail
polish remover containing acetone. I recommend using Shellac Nourishing Remover
but this is not essential. Remember to
condition your nails with a product such as solar oil (or even olive oil) to keep them from drying out!
It’s proving so popular that some colours are hard
to get hold of! The UK CND distributors
have been out of stock for weeks.
Feedback from one client this week stated that the system
did not like swimming pools. Immediately
after swimming, her nail polish started to peel whereas it had been perfect up
until that point.
It isn’t as long-lasting as Shellac but the pros of that are
listed above. It isn’t intended as a
replacement for Shellac, just another option.
If your nails are ridged, these imperfections may show
through due to the lack of a ridge filler or base coat. I always buff my clients’ nails once they are
prepared ready to polish to smooth out any light ridges and bumps.
If your nails are in poor condition, flaky and dry, Vinylux
may not last the whole week.
Personally, the pros outweigh the cons. Comments and opinions welcomed!