Treatment Review: Shellac Mani/Pedi
WHAT: A high-tech UV-cured nail colour that lasts for up to two weeks
WHERE: Bliss, W Hotel Doha, West Bay, 4453 5555, www.blissworld.com
HOW LONG: 30 minutes for a mani, 45 minutes for a pedi
HOW MUCH: QR150 for a mani, QR260 for a pedi
THE TREATMENT: Metallics are a must for the party season and Bliss has the full range of Shellac shades including Hot Chilli, a deep dazzling pink. With New Year’s Eve coming up, I couldn’t resist. Following each application of the base, colour and top coats, my nails were placed under a UV light for a minute to set the layers. Amazingly, immediately after the final coat was put under the lights, my nails were dry, so smudging was not an issue on leaving the salon.
THE RESULTS: This mani/pedi looks like the airbrushed nail ads you see in magazines – only it’s totally real and very durable. I knocked my nails a few times, fully expecting to see a chip, but there wasn’t one. This stuff is tough! Plus, the Bliss nail bar is the best I’ve ever seen – super comfy, with individual TVs with headsets and complimentary brownies for all clients. Well played, Bliss, well played!