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SHELLAC vs. HARMONY GELISH---which do you like better and why?

I want to purchase either the shellac or the harmony gelish(sold at sally's) so I can do my nails at home.

I had two manicures done with the harmony gelish. When they removed it at the salon, the nail tech really filed down my nail polish before having me soak in acetone.

I don't know why but that filing is like fingernails on a chalk board to me!

He then buffed my nails after removal and before appllying a new gelish manicure.

When I tried taking this gelish manicure off my myself using 100% pure acetone, soaking cotton balls and putting tin foil over them and sitting, it took about an hour!

Now I didn't scuff up my nails at first but then realized that I had better do something because the mani was not coming off!

after all this, there is still a coating on my nails that will probably only come off with buffing Smiley Sad

sooooooo.......... I am asking for opinions before I purchase anything.

Is the shellac either to use? I believe you can use shellac base coat and top coat and whichever polish you want in between(either gelish or shellac).

thanks so much for your help.

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