This New Nail Technique Is The New *And Better* Shellac



It may sound silly or indulgent to some, but ask any beauty lover and they’ll tell you that there’s no better feeling than a fresh manicure, bonus points if you’ve splashed out with nail art. Every time we look down at our perfectly primed nails, it’s sparks joy… Until we experience the inevitable chip.

Whether you’re a polish, gel, shellac, acrylic, or extension lover, peeling or chips are likely to happen at some point. If your manicure isn’t lasting longer than a week or two, then there’s a new groundbreaking nail offering you need to try. Beauty lovers are referring to it as the biggest technological innovation since shellac back in 2010. Here’s everything you need to know…

The Plexigel Manicure

The manicure in question is named Plexigel and was trademarked by Creative Nail Design, most commonly known as CND. It’s a hybrid formula that has the application and wear of a gel manicure with the aesthetic of extensions. It’s a four-step process, which bonds to your nail, creates the desired shape, builds for plumpness, and finally, adds a glossy finish.

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If you’re a gel nail enthusiast, the final result looks almost identical. However, unlike the soft-gel formula of gel, Plexigel can change the shape of your nail – the thick malleable formula is applied to the nail and can be sculpted to lengthen the natural nail or add plumpness. This is why it’s great for anyone with flat, brittle, uneven, or weak nails that are prone to breaking. It can even save a broken nail – can we get a hallelujah?

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The gel is semi-hard, which means it should last longer than your average gel manicure without damaging your natural nail. Instead, it promises to glide onto your nail and remain plump and pristine for three weeks. It’s also the perfect base for nail art, whether you want to embed and encapsulate embellishments into the top layers or decorate with intricate designs.

Ok, now you know the benefits of plexigel, here’s some nailspo!

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For more nail inspo, check out how to shape your nails to flatter your hands.