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I have been doing axiumm gel nails for 2 years, and I do harmony gelish and CND shellac, all of which I LOVE.
I just invested in my first OPI base and top coat and tried one colour: a good mandarin is hard to find. It set perfectly on the plastic nail stick, but when I put it on my own nail it "bubbled" and lifted and wouldn't cure at all.
I thought that maybe the base was no good. I have heard of the OPI gelcolor manicure being done without a base coat, so I removed it and started over again withoiut the base coat, and the same thing happened again. It wouldn't cure at all!!!
I was very distressed. I don't have a clue what to do. It is much thinner than the axiumm so I have to apply it much thinner, more like regular nail polish.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Any help ladies would be much appreciated.
Thank you :-)