The image of a well-groomed woman includes not only impeccable makeup and beautifully styled hair, but also an exemplary manicure. Unfortunately, regular varnishes, even when applied by a top-notch artisan, tend to chip off and lose their freshness over a period of several days. For fashionistas, a discovery has become resistant coatings for the nail plate, which allow for a long time not to appear at the manicure master. These are biogel and shellac.
You can argue to the point of hoarseness about which of these coatings is of better quality and has more advantages. It's time, after all, to consider these miracle remedies separately, to disassemble their pros and cons, in order to decide at what point to use biogel, and when to apply shellac.
What is biogel
Biogel, or as it is also called biosculpture gel, has recently appeared in the arsenal of manicure rooms. This is a great alternative to the boring acrylic build-up. With the help of biogel, you can not only increase the length of the marigolds, but also strengthen them due to the protein contained in the product. Biogel-coated nails do not look artificial, retain their natural shine and naturalness. The coating does not contain harmful substances, it can be used to create a manicure for pregnant and lactating women.
Applying biogel to nails is not difficult and does not harm the nail plate, since it does not require preliminary cutting of the upper layer of the marigold. Before applying the drug, the nail is slightly sanded, then a firming serum is applied to it, followed by a brush, the nail plate is covered with biogel. The gel cures only under an ultraviolet lamp. A long-lasting manicure is ready.
By the way, a manicure made with biogel will last long enough - at least two weeks, then a correction will be needed. Biogel-coated nails do not lose their strength, do not exfoliate or break. And the coating is removed very simply, the soft gel remover does not damage the nails.
You can praise this wonderful method of manicure for a long time, however, and it has its drawbacks:
Despite the fact that there are various options for manicure using biogel, this coating does not imply additional decoration of nails in the form of rhinestones and various applications. Only colored varnish, French manicure or natural clearcoat.
Biogel is destroyed when working with substances containing methyl alcohol or acetone. Therefore, when working with household chemicals, you should be more careful so as not to spoil the fresh glossy manicure.
Such a long-lasting shellac
Shellac, having recently appeared on the shelves, managed to win ardent love from the weaker sex. This truly revolutionary finish combines all the benefits of gel and polish. Shellac has no chemical odor. The material is extremely resistant to external damage - it does not chip, does not wear off, does not lose its shine and brightness. After 2-3 weeks, it looks like you just left the beauty salon. You can clean, wash and wash, peel mushrooms and potatoes - nothing will happen to the coating.
Shellac has a huge palette of colors. The most fashionable shades of the season immediately appear in gel polishes. Ease of application. You can apply shellac, like regular varnish, at home on your own. Just take into account the fact that, like biogel, shellac hardens only under the influence of ultraviolet radiation.
The disadvantage of shellac compared to biogel is that after two to three weeks the shellac must be removed. Nails and cuticles grow back and hands look unkempt. Correction will not help here. There is a second disadvantage of shellac: it is impossible for them to grow nails. The coating is applied only to the natural length.
Each cover has its own fans and opponents.Both options are good and allow you to enjoy a flawless manicure for a long time.