Shellac applies like polish and removal is just 10 minutes! No filing. No Drills. It is a nail polish hybrid in a gel-like form. There is no need to “rough up” the natural nails for application, Shellac is UV cured , so there’s zero dry-time. It’s thin and flexible like polish, so it not only looks natural-it provides strong natural nail protection. Shellac gives you 14 days of high gloss shine that is easy to remove and non damaging to natural nails.