Judge Gigi-Honorary Geek
herei use a mix of both but do prefer gelish, bigger bottles, better consistancy, doesn't go gloopy after a while (as shellac can) larger colour scheme.
As for prep gelish is exactly the same as shellac - foundation/base coat, 2 colour layer and top coat, wipe clean. No buffing
to remove, exactly the same wrap finger in a wrap, either acetone or gelish own remover, 10 mins scrape off. again no buffing to break top layer.
To cure I use a 36w lamp, no special make, not LED, though i would like one because its really quick.
Everybody has their own favourites you just have to trial it and see what you like, you will find a thread like this does come down heavy on the use of Shellac as one of the moderators did invent it! and will - quite naturally - advise shellac.
Do as I did, order a top and base of each a french polish pink and white from shellac (they are lovely colours) and a colour or 2 from gellish. Not a amassive outlay but enough for you to tell the difference.
good luck :lol:
What an absolute load of crappola!! lol Where did you get that info?? Can't believe the uninformed rubbish people post!!