Shellac Nails: I've recently fallen in love with a new kind of manicure. Shellac is gel-like nail polish that uses a small UV-lamp to dry, seal, and shine your nails in minutes. It's virtually cheap free, and marketed to last you a couple of weeks. This picture is of my nails 2 weeks after getting mine! There is some re-growth, but you would be shocked at how fantastic they look. They do not damage your nails as much as gel nails, but it is a good idea to let your nails breathe in between. Prices run anywhere from $25-$45, check out your local salons to see if they carry this fantastic product!