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Post  backhoe71 on Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:44 am

OH bought me a few bottles for Christmas. Have put it on a few times now and I think he has unleashed a whole new monster in me. Been looking at ebay and theres soooo many I want!!!!!
That'll teach him to buy me a bottle of perfume thats actually aftershave!!!!!

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:23 pm

Come and join me on the gel side backhoe!! I'm still using Gelish, and have found some other brands I like too. Are you wearing it alone or under regular polish?
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Post  backhoe71 on Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:47 am

Have had it on alone so far. It seems to be peeling quite easily tho. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

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Post  kelpyg on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:09 am

I got some for Christmas too, I’ve so far tried it on its own and with glitter on top and stamping on top
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:26 am

From what I've read, peeling is usually blamed on be over/under curing. I find that the cleanse and bond before base/foundation helps, I used to just cleanse and base. I've also found that buffing helps, the foundation sticks better to a roughened surface, a bit like gloss paint not adhering to unsanded wood! My nails are usually buffed then polished to a shine and this makes the gel peel, rough buffing makes a big difference. I've not found any difference between Harmony Gelish and CCO Gelish, the cheaper copies work just as well for me.

I use mainly black and white as a base for regular polish over the top, so I can remove the regular and still have shiny painted nails underneath to layer on again. These are good and cheap....

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£2.44 upwards, with the free delivery over a tenner. I have the white, aqua, peach and a red (the latter for my sister!). They're a US brand priced between $9.99 and $14.95 on their site:
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Post  backhoe71 on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:26 am

When you say cleanse and bond do you mean the primer and wipe off gel stuff (hoping you know what I mean. lol)

Also how long do you cure for? I've got Bluesky gel polish and it says 2 minutes.

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:26 pm

backhoe71 wrote:When you say cleanse and bond do you mean the primer and wipe off gel stuff (hoping you know what I mean. lol)

Also how long do you cure for? I've got Bluesky gel polish and it says 2 minutes.

Cleanse and bond, the liquid you wipe over with, then the bonder (dehydrator) that you paint on before foundation. I generally cure for 2 minutes for lights, 3 for dark (non LED lamp) x
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Post  backhoe71 on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:51 pm

Thanks Loola. The last lot has been on for over a week now and theres not a mark, peel or chip anyway. Yayyyyy.
Looks like OH's wallet is gonna be hit as I neeeeed more colours (only have 2 at the mo)

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Post  alix266 on Sat May 31, 2014 7:29 am

I am in the market for a gel nail starter kit (for my toe nails mainly). Any tips/hints/recommendations?
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Post  backhoe71 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:45 am

This is the one I bought. When I have needed new supplies I get them off ebay. However uv gel thermal polishes are now my in thing and are lasting a good two to three weeks. I usually only take the colour off cos Im bored with it. Not because its chipped.

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Post  alix266 on Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:37 am

Thanks Smile

I bought a set from Amazon that came with two CCO colours. I had my first attempt late on Thurs night and I am very pleased with how it has lasted so far...especially since my application could have been better! As a regular colour changer I now have to be patient so I can see how long it lasts!

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