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What is Shellac?

‘Shellac’ is a particular formulation of Polish that goes on like a regular nail polish and can be applied directly to natural nails but once it is cured/set under the UV/LED Lamp, it hardens and behaves like an acrylic nail so along with long lasting colour, it can also increase the strength and durability of your nails.

It works because the UV light heats the Shellac molecules and causes them to polymerise and solidify.

A Shellac manicure can last up to 14 days or more once the Aftercare Advice is followed to avoid degradation by chemicals (e.g Cleaning Products) or your environment (e.g Chlorine in a swimming pool may cause discoloration of paler colours).

Does Shellac Gel Polish damage your nails?

The short answer is NO!


Shellac Gel Polishes are porous even when cured so your nails will continue to grow as normal, if not in even better condition due to the added protection of the gel layer.


Where damage can occur is during the gel removal process and it is usually caused by heavy handedness at scrapping the resin from the nail plate. As discussed in our Application Guide, you should never remove the gel polish with a metal cuticle pusher & should always re-soak stubborn product that can’t be flaked off with a cuticle stick. Nails that have come into contact with liquid are highly susceptible to damage for up to an hour.


Also, NEVER pick off your Shellac Gel Polish- it may seem harmless but the polish may take layers of your natural nail with it as you pick!

To View Polishes by Colour, Scroll to the bottom of the page & Select from the Product Tags




-We currently only sell Online & Ship within the Island of Ireland (ROI & NI). Due to insurance liability, customers are not permitted on site to collect products, all items must be shipped out.

-Shipping is free with every spend of €20 & over. (€3.50 if order total is under €20. Express Next Day Delivery is Optional at an additional charge of €10.00 but orders need to be in by 11am)

-We strive to get all orders out for same day shipping once they are received by approx. 11am (any orders received after 11am on Fridays will be shipped on Monday afternoon or on the next business day in the case of Public Holidays).

-Orders are generally received by post within 1-2 working days, if you have not received your order after 3-5 working days, please contact us, if your order is returned to us without being delivered, we will contact you to resolve the matter.

-All orders are currently shipped with ‘An Post’.

-Starter Kits, Lamps & orders over 500g are automatically eligible for Track & Trace Shipping at no extra charge.

-Please contact us at if there are any problems with your order & we will do everything we can to resolve any issues.

Returns Policy


-All unused, undamaged products can be returned. As with all online sales, you are entitled to a 14 day Cooling Off Period from the date of receiving your order.

-In the case of a customer changing their mind about an item, they will be liable for the shipping costs. In the case of a faulty item, Ice Beauty Ireland will cover the cost of shipping. (Keep in mind the colour disclaimer if colours do not appear as they did on your screen/monitor- in this case it is also considered as the customer changing their minds)

-Please contact us at to request a refund before shipping the items so that we know to expect the package. Customers can request a refund or replacement items. Please ensure contents are well packed to avoid damage during shipping. Refunds/replacements will be issued once items have been received back, inspected & deemed eligible.

-All returns should be sent to

Ice Beauty Ireland

Unit 10 Barrowmills

Leighlin Rd


Co. Carlow


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