I've had shellac manicures three times in the past nine months or so and haven't been thrilled with the results. First of all, it costs a fortune ($30 for a manicure??) and two of the three times, the shellac was lifting two days later!
Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV-Free Gel-Color was loaned to me by Cindy of HelloDollface.com for a test drive. I love it so far! It was super easy to apply, first, a coat of the clear Gel Polish Activator, a coat of the Gel-Color, then do the other hand and repeat once more...easy. And it fully dried within 10 minutes! I am sporting LOTUS, a bright pink color. I think I will go with red next time! I highly recommend Nutra Nail Gel Perfect!