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I am using the entire line. Base, top, prep products, etc. at the Premier Orlando show, I took an ibd Just Gel polish class with Alison Ross. She was awesome! She suggested using Powerbond instead of the Bonder for gel services.

So I used the Powerbond for the first time two days ago for a gel polish service. I preped the nails and applied the Powerbond. It seemed grainy, and when I applied the first coat of polish, and it did not lay smoothly. I used Cashmere Blush, so I applied 3 coats. The finish was smooth, but I'm wondering if it would have been bumpy if I had used 2 coats of polish? Is it supposed to be grainy when it dries? Just want to make sure my application is accurate. I love this gel polish and want to make sure I'm using the product correctly. Anyone else experience this? And tips or suggestions would be great! Thanks so much!

Chrissy
http://www.lovethosetoes.com
Bowie, MD
Help me out ladies. I know there are some of you who use ibd and love it.

Chrissy
http://www.lovethosetoes.com
Bowie, MD
I've used IBD Just Gel but not with Powerbond - haven't heard of that?
Sorry!!!
not familiar w/powerbond
it doesn't look grainy in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCnodKshQSQ
I've been using IBD sog for quite awhile now and I don't use anything to under it. I've never had a problem with adhesion, either. Maybe you didn't shake it well enough........?
Thanks ladies. Power Bond is a newer product, and doesn't require curing. learned about it at the Premire Show.

I think it looked graing because I removed the shine with a 180 grit file and not a 240 grit buffing block. I will say I am pleased with the results and haven't had any peeling and top coat is still shiny after a week.

Chrissy
http://www.lovethosetoes.com
Bowie, MD