It is a technology created by Creative Nail Design (CND). It is just like normal nail polish and it also uses UV light in between coats that make it last longer than usual. Shellac application mixes the process of normal polishing and Gel manicures. It takes around half an hour and can be brushed on just like a normal polish.
Gel manicure uses a coat of gel put on the nails, with normal polish on top. The appliance of UV light to treat the Gel lets the manicure to last a while longer. Cuticles are pushed and nails are buffed and filed in a Gel manicure. A coating of nail Gel is used and made hard under a UV lamp. After the Gel hardens, the nails are filed, shaped and the colour is coated again. The coloured nails are then held under a UV light.