Well, it’s been 18 days and my Shellac manicure (a UV light cured gel manicure that I got for free but goes for $25 in my salon) still looks great! Click to enlarge. My nails are still shiny, hard, and shimmery. There is the slightest bit of wear noticeable on the white tips (really more on the corners). Mind you, I haven’t worn gloves and I’ve been doing all the regular life things like washing dishes, typing, etc. The only real problem is that my nails are growing and the growth has become obvious in the nail bed. From arm’s length my nails don’t look too bad but I’m ready for a change. So tomorrow I’ll soak them for 10 minutes in acetone, wipe off the gel polish then paint them with a regular nail polish. I am thoroughly impressed with the Shellac manicure and I will definitely get it again. Especially for special occasions like our upcoming Disney cruise!