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Hello all I just joined this forum and it is quite fabulous.So much information and talent. I ve been a nail tech for 35 years and it still amazes me. I have a question .I m looking to mix my own colored acrylics. I have some beautiful pigments.My question is -whats the best clear acrylic to used for this .I need to purchase at least 8-10 ounces at this time.Any help is appreciated Thank you. Gypsi[/size][/color]
any really. I have used A.S.P CND. Entity. O.P.I ezflow and young nails. All work just fine it really just depends on the amount of pigment you use.
I usually buy the cheapest I can find locally which is at Sallys.
Thanks for the advice,I will diffinetley try them..
I use Super Nails Clear. Its the cheapest clear i have found that doesn't sacrifice quality.
The point I think we are trying to get at is this. You will not use it to build a nail, just as an art additive. If you were to Build your full nail out of the colored acrylic, use your own line.
But wouldn't cheaper acrylic not adhere to the natural nail as well? That is if you are applying color to the nail bed area. I just use the same clear as the rest of my acrylic (NSI).
(05-07-2013, 05:30 PM)jimsjadab Wrote: [ -> ]But wouldn't cheaper acrylic not adhere to the natural nail as well? That is if you are applying color to the nail bed area. I just use the same clear as the rest of my acrylic (NSI).

You are not using it to build the full nail. It is only to color your work. If you want to build the full nail use your normal product line to mix your pigments in. But for 3D work or small things use cheap powder.
(05-08-2013, 02:32 PM)sachi Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-07-2013, 05:30 PM)jimsjadab Wrote: [ -> ]But wouldn't cheaper acrylic not adhere to the natural nail as well? That is if you are applying color to the nail bed area. I just use the same clear as the rest of my acrylic (NSI).

You are not using it to build the full nail. It is only to color your work. If you want to build the full nail use your normal product line to mix your pigments in. But for 3D work or small things use cheap powder.

Here is my 3D work using A.S.P and pigments from the craft store. [Image: aeb3711a-0396-4062-9d8b-bdf9e2dda0b4_zps1bdb5cf0.jpg]
(05-08-2013, 02:32 PM)sachi Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-07-2013, 05:30 PM)jimsjadab Wrote: [ -> ]But wouldn't cheaper acrylic not adhere to the natural nail as well? That is if you are applying color to the nail bed area. I just use the same clear as the rest of my acrylic (NSI).

You are not using it to build the full nail. It is only to color your work. If you want to build the full nail use your normal product line to mix your pigments in. But for 3D work or small things use cheap powder.
(05-08-2013, 02:32 PM)sachi Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-07-2013, 05:30 PM)jimsjadab Wrote: [ -> ]But wouldn't cheaper acrylic not adhere to the natural nail as well? That is if you are applying color to the nail bed area. I just use the same clear as the rest of my acrylic (NSI).

You are not using it to build the full nail. It is only to color your work. If you want to build the full nail use your normal product line to mix your pigments in. But for 3D work or small things use cheap powder.

Here is my 3D work using A.S.P and pigments from the craft store. [Image: aeb3711a-0396-4062-9d8b-bdf9e2dda0b4_zps1bdb5cf0.jpg]

Holy smokes! That is some serious nail art there Smile very cool!