Salon Geek
                 

The Nail Geek Nail professionals discussing all aspects of hand and foot care.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  (#1) Old
Geeklin
 
Moonbeam's Avatar
Moonbeam is wearing their underpants on the outside
Posts: 57
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Sussex
How would I infill on Shellac? - 24-07-12, 12:06 PM

Hi, I have had a great French shellac applied on my nails - I don't have time to take it all off and start again this week but wanted to infill the gap.. Any tips?

I have all the right equipment (lamp/ shellac etc) - I just have never applied an infill...

Appreciate any helpful tips..
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
Freaky geeky
 
xxJackiexx's Avatar
xxJackiexx is on the yellow brick roadxxJackiexx is on the yellow brick road
Posts: 907
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North West
24-07-12, 12:08 PM

You don't infill with shellac , you would have to take off the old and reapply ...but removal only takes 10minutes so it's hardly a long chore x
kitkat84 hearts this.
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
Freaky geeky
 
curvygirl's Avatar
curvygirl is a lumberjack and he's okay!curvygirl is a lumberjack and he's okay!
Posts: 1,194
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bolton, Lancashire
24-07-12, 12:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xxJackiexx View Post
You don't infill with shellac , you would have to take off the old and reapply ...but removal only takes 10minutes so it's hardly a long chore x
she's bang on...
Reply With Quote
  (#4) Old
Massively geeky
syncage loves the smell of napalm in the morningsyncage loves the smell of napalm in the morningsyncage loves the smell of napalm in the morning
Posts: 885
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Warwick
24-07-12, 01:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonbeam View Post
Hi, I have had a great French shellac applied on my nails - I don't have time to take it all off and start again this week but wanted to infill the gap.. Any tips?

I have all the right equipment (lamp/ shellac etc) - I just have never applied an infill...

Appreciate any helpful tips..
Thanks

If you are in a real rush that you literally don't have any time you could always paint over the whole lot with a darker regular nail polish. Obviously this won't last as long as but will buy you a few more days till you have time to reapply your shellac.
geeg and nicole333 heart this.
Reply With Quote
  (#5) Old
Geeklin
 
Moonbeam's Avatar
Moonbeam is wearing their underpants on the outside
Posts: 57
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Sussex
24-07-12, 02:39 PM

That sounds a good idea - i'll do that and the reapply at the week.. Thanks again x
Reply With Quote
  (#6) Old
Very geeky
 
spjelgus's Avatar
spjelgus is not bad. They're just drawn that way
Posts: 500
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
24-07-12, 03:09 PM

Why don't you try to buff over the surface a bit and apply fountation coat to the infill area then top coat over the whole thing?

Since you are only doing it on yourself i dont see the problem with that
Reply With Quote
  (#7) Old
Grand Geek
Zooks has got laser envyZooks has got laser envy
Posts: 2,815
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Another planet.
25-07-12, 08:18 AM

Not meaning to dishearten you but if you already have all the kit how come you dont know how Shellac is applied?
Reply With Quote
  (#8) Old
Judge Gigi-Honorary Geek
 
geeg's Avatar
geeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketgeeg says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 32,677
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Benissa, Costa Blanca, Spain
25-07-12, 08:33 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by spjelgus View Post
Why don't you try to buff over the surface a bit and apply fountation coat to the infill area then top coat over the whole thing?

Since you are only doing it on yourself i dont see the problem with that
The problems will be that
1. We do not ever buff over the nail surface when using Shellac
2. Prepping the nail would result in the Shellac being exposed to Acetone.
3. The result will not look nice
4. It will not last
5. When you come to remove it will take much longer.

When you take the time to think things through ... You will find more problems than you realise. Shellac is not meant to be infilled. We use a base coat not a foundation layer, as Shellac is not a gel. Use it as directed is my advice. Only you will be conscious of a gap, no one else will notice it.
Male Storme and sleepingbeauty heart this.
Reply With Quote
  (#9) Old
Grand Geek
 
Klassy Klaws's Avatar
Klassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocketKlassy Klaws says folks don't laugh so loud when you got a grand in your pocket
Posts: 4,201
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
25-07-12, 10:42 AM

Just a thought by the time you apply a nail colour and wait for it to dry completely so you don't smudge them you could of done a full shellac removal and reapplication.
I'm my opinion a much better option
Male Storme hearts this.
Reply With Quote
  (#10) Old
Geeky
 
GracefulH&B's Avatar
GracefulH&Bs head weighs 8lbs
Posts: 151
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Northern Ireland
25-07-12, 03:28 PM

I'm quite glad this has been bought up. I do shellac and I really try to keep up to date with new developments. I live in Northern Ireland and my parents live in Manchester. I'm going over at the weekend to see my parents and my mum said to me 'great, bring your kit and you can infill my shellac' I said to her that you don't infill shellac, it's just as easy (and a better result as far as I'm concerned) to remove and reapply it. My mum, however, is adamant that the salon she goes to infills shellac. I was thinking that I'd missed out on a new development in the shellac world. At least I can go now and tell my mum that you definately can't.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





© 1997-2014 Sweet Squared LLP