Shellac manicures have taken over the market in recent years . Shellac nail polish is a cross between gel nails and traditional nail polish. It gets applied like regular nail polish but dries like gel. Shellac gives your manicure a little more stability than the usual manicure, allowing longer lasting results. These manicures take slightly more time than the regular because of the UV curing process between each coat. The result is 45 minutes to an hour of your time every 2 weeks to have beautiful , mirror-like , chip free nails .