So last night I finally removed my 2-week mani. I had enough of the nail growth “look” and went through the process of soaking my fingertips in straight acetone and the polish just started chipping off tiny piece by tiny piece (you can see it all at the bottom of the bowl). Overall, it took about an hour to get all the red off my nails.
I would do shellac again, but I think next time I would stick with my instinct to do a more neutral color so the 2-week nail growth wasn’t so obvious towards the end. Honestly though, the painted part of my nails still looked 98% perfect when I was taking off the polish!