Hybrid manicure at home # 1 - which brand of nail polishes to choose?

hybrid manicure what company varnish to choose

At the Wedding Consultant's work, an impeccable manicure is essential. As almost every hand is our showcase every day, and on the Wedding Day they also often appear in photos (fastening a dress or jewelry, pinning a buttonhole) so it is especially important for me that their care is not too frequent, and its good effect remains for a long time . That's why I fell in love with hybrid manicure.

Initially, I did it at the beauty salon, but in the high season sometimes I did not even have time to make an appointment, so I quickly thought that it would be a good idea to invest in my own products so that I can do hybrid manicure at home.

I put a lot of effort into choosing the company, read many opinions, looked at many photos. With my first purchases, I decided to choose probably the most popular in the world, the so-called The company's "original" hybrid CND Shellac.

Due to the relatively high price of these products, especially compared to competitive products, I later tried half the cheaper hybrids at home La Femme, but unfortunately the lower quality was felt, and so manicure made with CND Shellac preparations kept without splinters usually up to 3 weeks, yes the one made with products La Femme around 10 days. I even made such a test and painted one hand with Shellac hybrids and the other with La Famme hybrids and the difference in durability was very visible. So I'm fed up with experiments I remain loyal to Shellac varnishes (although they do not have such a large selection of colors as competing brands and do not introduce fashionable colors in a given season so quickly).

Another very important difference in the use of varnishes from both manufacturers is visible when downloading hybrids. While the Shellac hybrid dissolves easily and completely in acetone, the La Famme hybrid dissolves about twice as long and, unfortunately, not completely and requires picking with a sharp tool (I used the original products of the same company to dissolve it) and from the treatment the plate became thinner and weaker, and as a result, despite being covered with the hybrid, the nails began to break and bend. It was enough to use Shellac varnishes for a few months for my nails to grow back healthy and stronger nails.

I will add that some hybrid varnishes, especially the cheapest ones, do not dissolve in acetone at all. I encountered such a situation after one of visits to beauty salons. when I wanted to remove the varnish at home, it turned out that it is completely resistant to acetone and I had to file it with a nail file. Therefore, if you are going to a salon for a hybrid manicure, make sure that the products that will be applied to you can be dissolved, so as not to damage the nail plate.

Color of hybrid varnishes is also important. Here, the CND Shellac brand is, in my opinion, weaker than the competition - it has a relatively small number of colors, including a lot of warm reds, browns, and few cool roses, violets and pastels. This brand is also producing seasonally fashionable colors with delay. On the other hand, after the Shellac hybrid, which I used continuously for over a year, my nails were almost intact, it was enough to brush them with a polishing block, so I turn a blind eye to the weaker, in my opinion, colors and I stay with Shellac.

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For the entire period of pregnancy, I abandoned the hybrid manicure (I wanted to avoid inhaling and soaking my hands in acetone), but after giving birth I returned to him. Even when I feel tired, when I see well-groomed hands fighting Velcro with a disposable diaper in the morning, I feel somehow better with myself.

I have such a ritual that once every 2-3 weeks I say to Wojtek that "I'm going to the beautician". Then I prepare liters of tea and my favorite series and spend a girl's evening. And when he whines that again ... I say: "Honey, I'm just earning PLN 110 for us" because that's how much the Shellac manicure in Gdynia costs. And no longer discussing 😉

In the next post I will write to you about all the products you need to buy to make a hybrid manicure at home.

And what are your experiences with hybrids?

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  • MissK
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    30.09.2018

    try this base yourself Semilac Extend 5 in 1, I am very impressed by it. Nice colors, suitable for many interesting stylizations, hold on long and so easily applied

  • Nika_90
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    27.10.2017

    I also heard that Shellac is a cool company, but I use Simply Nails Professional varnishes somehow really comparable to other hybrids only the price is better 😀

  • candy crack
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    27.04.2017

    And I decided on Neonail and after 2 months I got a terrible allergy: swollen fingers, itchy blisters, cracked skin. Now I'm going to order Shellac with the hope that they say it's not allergic on the internet! Otherwise, it will be a tragedy for me to completely let go of the hybrid manicure because it is durable, comfortable and irreplaceable.

  • claws
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    30.03.2017

    Cool post 🙂 Shellacs are great only terribly expensive. I chose PROnail for myself - the quality is comparable and the price is low 🙂

    • 30.03.2017

      Expensive, but a quality that I have never found in any other brand, especially when it comes to top - no sawing. I often buy colors from Semilac now and it works great together.

  • jessica1212
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    16.02.2017

    I definitely like those of Makear because they spread great and last long. My favorite is burgundy with 706 glitter. It looks beautiful and is very elegant

  • 07.06.2016

    I definitely have little experience with hybrids but I have to break because the effects are amazing!

    • 07.06.2016

      Oh yes - definitely 🙂 I can't have a regular manicure anymore.

  • Marzena Jeż
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    25.03.2016

    in fact, pretty nails can often improve the mood of every woman. so I make sure that I always have a beautiful hybrid made. thanks to makear nail polishes, I have great nails at all times

    • 25.03.2016

      exactly 🙂 we often feel the way we look 😉

  • 08.02.2016

    Very interesting post with the second part you mention at the end.

  • Milena Machocka
    Reply
    11.10.2015

    Waiting for the next part 🙂

    • 25.03.2016

      pictures taken, I completely forgot about her! 🙂

  • Justine
    Reply
    10.10.2015

    Now, I feel like hybrids, so I'm looking forward to the next post! 🙂 And where did you buy these varnishes and do you need a lamp for them?

    • 10.10.2015

      The answer to all these questions will be in the next post 🙂

  • ladyincolors
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    10.10.2015

    I recommend buying semilac, a reliable company, I am a beautician myself, but my nails are very paltry and even the gel does not stick very well, I have no problem with 3tyg and for the first time in my life my long nails. This company is quite cheap and reliable, it's really worth it.
    As for the "hybrids" that do not dissolve in the gel, they are usually colored gels, which is why they are so cheap. If someone has good nails, they hold well, but with more sensitive ones they fall off immediately.

    • 10.10.2015

      Thank you for the advice! When the supply of my nail polish runs out, and the first was enough for 1,5, I might be tempted 🙂 and try it with someone. And I have long nails for the first time in my life, and best of all, even after removing the hybrids during pregnancy, I had long ones!

    • whole
      26.04.2017

      Do not recommend symilac because it is not a reliable company symilac and the service was good until they entered the market via the Internet only you order and later zero contact I could write a lot here because hybrid tips etc. I have experience since 2008