and which ones you still use?which ones would you suggest and why?do you use one gel system or not?if not what makes you use 2 or more different gel lines and for what reasons?
I just started using CND Shellac and so far I love it. I have a client that can never keep regular polish on. But the Shellac will stay on her for a week. That is great for someone that use to chip over night.
i have used EzFlow and Entity gels and i prefer Entity because they are more easy to use...
I second Light Elegance. Been usuing it for about 6 yrs. have never had one single lifting issue with it. Super easy to use wears awesome and has first rate customer service.
do light elegance have trial kits?is it a one step gel ?i would like to give it a try!what bonder you use with it and you have zero lifting?
Pocket lifting and cracks in the stress area are two different things. Pocket lifting in gel is generally caused by the client overbending the f/e of the nail and it pops the product loose from the nail plate. If you'll put a small amount of downward pressure on your f/e, you'll see a white area appear on the nail bed. This is where the p/l will always occur.
The nail product showing cracks/breaking across the stress area simply means that there's not enough strength in the stress area to handle the length of the f/e. The nail just isn't structured properly. If this is a consistent problem, then it's an application issue, not a gel issue.
You MUST build up the stress area to give longer nails strength. I used TEN for over 3 years, it doesn't p/l but it will crack at the stress area if it's not built correctly.
02-06-2012, 03:40 PM
(This post was last modified: 02-06-2012, 03:58 PM by tsita78.)
is there any video available of how i can build correctly with ten gel and give more strenght to the stress area?
if the nails are really short and still they break on the stress area what does this mean?
you'll either need to contact Brenda Anderson in the U.S. or Barb H. in Canada for help.
When I used it, I would layer the gel on, freezing it in place until the nail was built, then cure for 2 minutes afterwards. Look at it from the side to make sure you're placing the apex in the right spot.
If the nails are really short and you're still experiencing cracking at the stress area, you're making them too thin. The cracking is caused by flexing of the nail. To counteract the flexing, you need to build the stress area.
Some people will flip the hand over and cure it upside down outside the light, which is what I did. That makes the gel bulge downward right in the spot you want it. As long as the lamp light is touching the gel, it's curing. If you don't want to do that, then applying layers and freezing 5-10 seconds after each one will work.
I have tried NSI Balance(NSI), Ten(Tuff Enuff Nails), OPI Axxium and Onyx. Honestly (even though I hate OPI for selling out) I like OPI Axxium the best exept the fact that there pots only come in one size. I wish you could get bigger amounts at a time. I always go back to NSI Balance, I really do love it and I like that you can get refills in bottles to refile the pots.
I am very happy with Light elegance! So nice to work with. it stays where you put it. No running after it! Nice and clear! And the glitter mix is out of this world! You don't have to stir it!That is a big big plus for me. AND customer support is great!!!