View Full Version : Acrylic lifting, help
18-07-12, 08:17 PM
Im am currently learning acrylics, i can get the finish product to look amazing HOWEVER after a day or 2 they start lifting! I really make sure i prep the nail by buffing, dehydrating and make sure i work the cuticle really well! i use NSI wether this makes any difference! any help would be appreciated!!! :p
18-07-12, 10:00 PM
Sounds like you need your tutor to sit with you and make sure you're doing everything right, there are millions of things that it could be. Are you making sure your product doesnt come into contact with the cuticle/side walls? Are you tapering the product so that there isnt a step where the product finishes? Are you using solar oil (or whatever cuticle oil you use)? Are you REALLY removing all cuticle from the nail plate? Sometimes you think you've done a good prep but there can still be tissue left behind, a good cuticle remover gel might be a good idea if you dont already use one.
Like you have discovered for yourself, getting a set of nails to look good isnt the challenge, getting them to stay looking good is!!
I second everything Chell has said above but also look at your mix ratio and make sure you're not working too wet too.
Where is the product lifting, is it around the cuticle area only or in other places too?