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Shellac peeling ... what am I doing wrong? - 28-07-10, 09:53 AM

I have done just plain shellac and shellac over dashing diva, both look beatiful but my customers have said that they just peel off after a few days.
What am i doing wrong?
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28-07-10, 10:49 AM

I have had this too...with dashing diva. I think the problem is I need to file the white smiles abit before I apply the next coat. As the smiles are slightly raised.

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28-07-10, 11:08 AM

I file the free edge of the white to smooth it out. I then use the pink DD buffer to remove shine from the white. The bump is still there but I find once I've applied Shellac over it's not so bad.

I apply the DD before Shellac.
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28-07-10, 11:14 AM

Im not sure do you mean it is peeling off BOTH with AND with out DD ?
if so theres a few things you need to check,

are you using the right light? with bulbs that arnt to old ?

are you applying it to thick? are you shaking it?

are your clients helping it off?

and are you doing your P.E.P first ?
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28-07-10, 09:23 PM

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Im not sure do you mean it is peeling off BOTH with AND with out DD ?
if so theres a few things you need to check,

are you using the right light? with bulbs that arnt to old ?

are you applying it to thick? are you shaking it?

are your clients helping it off?

and are you doing your P.E.P first ?
I too am doing all of the above and am finding they peel off (not using DD)
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29-07-10, 12:10 AM

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I too am doing all of the above and am finding they peel off (not using DD)
Remember to apply Shellac in thin coats... thin to win as Geeg says

Are you sure you're applying it thin enough?
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29-07-10, 07:27 AM

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Remember to apply Shellac in thin coats... thin to win as Geeg says

Are you sure you're applying it thin enough?
I think so, i have been practising over and over and its as thin as i can get it!
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29-07-10, 09:30 AM

Then maybe your clients are "testing it" is there any signs of nail damage? I pulled one off my thumb one (never again) it took a good layer with it!

So when you scrub fresh or go over with some D-solve can you see damage? X
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29-07-10, 09:47 PM

I think its just with the french, I am finding it hard to get the two coats of white thin enough and still cover. the colours have been lasting, better
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29-07-10, 10:00 PM

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I think its just with the french, I am finding it hard to get the two coats of white thin enough and still cover. the colours have been lasting, better
i also found this so . i ordered gelish base and top coats and its fantastic xx
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29-07-10, 11:30 PM

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I think its just with the french, I am finding it hard to get the two coats of white thin enough and still cover. the colours have been lasting, better
I find one coat of white is enough when doing Shellac French, it's very even in application and I've not had reason to apply more than one coat (yet!). The finish is perfect and the shine from the top coat is unsurpassed, regardless of the negativity of other 'users'
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29-07-10, 11:38 PM

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I find one coat of white is enough when doing Shellac French, it's very even in application and I've not had reason to apply more than one coat (yet!). The finish is perfect and the shine from the top coat is unsurpassed, regardless of the negativity of other 'users'
What an odd thing to say!

Not read a negative post on this thread?

Anyroadup! Are you sure you are capping the free edge on all coats?
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29-07-10, 11:41 PM

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What an odd thing to say!

Not read a negative post on this thread?
If you read posts by one particular 'user' on more than this thread then you would see nothing but negativity, and to be quite honest there's no need for it, hence my reply.
I'm sure I'm not the only one on the site that's totally fed up with the X is better than Y, or Y is better than X scenarios... 'nuff said!

Hoping we can move on
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29-07-10, 11:52 PM

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i also found this so . i ordered gelish base and top coats and its fantastic xx
Hi hun,
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well . i bought shellac i couldnt use it as no lamp. i sold it and bought gelish.

Spoilt, maybe you used it without using the right lamp then??????
The original question was "what am I doing wrong?"

OK back to the question, pep..... perform manicure, eliminate surface contaminants and perform service....
make sure that the nail plate is free of any non living tissue, use Scrubfresh to dehydrate the nail plate and apply a very thin coat of base coat. Make sure you also take all your Shellac applications over the free edge. This will ensure perfect wear-ability.
Holly aka FingerNailFixer has made a fab turorial about this
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/video/video.php?v=1364314660159

Hope this helps a tad xxx
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Stop Shellac Peeling - 30-07-10, 04:18 AM

You should not get the nail too smooth. Shellac is made to go on a natural nail with no buffing. Hope that helps.
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