Looking for the ultimate nail polish that doesn't chip or smudge?  Launched last year at New York Fashion Week, Shellac is the latest craze to hit Ireland. This 14 day nail polish as seen on Xpose is a must for manicure fanatics. The high-tech polish goes on like a polish yet it is sealed liked a gel under a UV lamp and leaves the wearer with smooth sleek finish. And the best thing about it, it doesn't smudge, scratch or discolour and sets immediately – No more hanging around for nails to dry.

Creative Academy were the first to launch this genius concept here on Irish shores. They took the time to pop into Portobello Institute this week to chat to our Beauty students and give a quick demo on how easy Shellac is to apply.

While Creative Academy were here they also divulged a few trade secrets about MINX, the new IT Nail Art that all the celebs are favouring such as Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Choose from 'Gold Fishnet' as loved by Rhianna to 'Hippy Chick Flowers' seen on the tips of uber stylish Kate Bosworth this is the one to watch!

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