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    Have you ever had a set of nails you can't do acrylic on?

    Hi ladies Can't really sculpt because her sidewalls are square and it's literally impossible to get the form to sit flush with her nail. I do nno but the problem is this pocket lifting its so weird ive also noticed her nails are ski jump. I think I'm actually beaten on this one. I'm...
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    Anyone else becoming frustrated with CND?

    Omg I love the colours I bought all glittery and colour changers except American french. I put the American french on one nail and it feels sooo strong. I'm wearing OPI gel colour on my other nails and they are a bit bendy but the gel ll nail feels solid. God I hope this works cos I really...
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    Have you ever had a set of nails you can't do acrylic on?

    Hi I have a client with the weirdest shape nails ive ever come across. Some of her nails are dead flat but the sidewalls are dead straight like boxes. Some others have such deep side walls but again are straight. You really can't get nail tips to fit them because where they are sooo flat...
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    Anyone else becoming frustrated with CND?

    Thanks hun, I naughtily ordered £200 worth on Friday lol don't do anything by halves me. I love shellac but as Zooks said it just doesn't meet all my requirements and I'm losing clients because of this. They don't want acrylic but they do want to get two weeks out of their nails and being...
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    Spoon nails & gel polish

    Hi Firstly don't get disheartened. My daughter has spoon shaped nails or ski jump as I like to call them and she wears gel polish just fine. Acrylics however are a different thing altogether. A little bit of advice. 1. Make sure your prep is perfect. No cuticle left and nails fully...
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    S2 12 days of Christmas deal!

    Mrs geek you always keep me happy but if you wanted to keep me flipping estatic is there any further news on an LED lamp for shellac. Happy christmas and New Year to you and your family as well xxxx
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    Gel ll polish, how long does removal take?

    Lol hope it's that easy I just accidentally spent £200 on the stuff oops :biggrin: xx
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    Gel ll polish, how long does removal take?

    Question is just that. I use shellac but am considering adding Gel ll to my collection but was wondering how the removal time is ?. Xxxx
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    Anyone else becoming frustrated with CND?

    What's it like to remove hun I'm seriously thinking about getting some myself xx
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    CND Shellac base and top coat?

    Exactly and why not try to recreate the colour using the many additives and glitters made by CND. I love shellac and all it stands for the nail art choices are better with shellac than any other brand I know. My only gripe is that they haven't yet sorted out an LED lamp to speed things up...
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    Anyone else becoming frustrated with CND?

    Yep you are so right. I bought the dashing diva light pod for my IBX a which is awesome and even at 45 secs per cure it is just so much faster. I love CND but it's about time perhaps they caught up a bit. It seems that they fore fronted everything but in the lamp market now they are a bit...
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    CND Shellac base and top coat?

    I think what keeps us a cut above as professionals is training properly, working properly and doing things by the book to ensure safety to our clients. Why put yourself at risk. I'm not having a dig here but I read time and time again about poor girls who for no fault of their own have...
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    Anyone else becoming frustrated with CND?

    I must agree I feel the same about the lamp. We were all led to believe an LED lamp was coming to cure shellac last year but up til now the whole thing seems to have disappeared. I know lots of people says it takes them two minutes to paint the colour coat but the second colour coat, top...
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    Acrylic struggle

    I use both tips and sculpting depends on what's best. Personally for you until you get your mix ratio spot on I would use tips. Once that is sorted get some training on sculpting xxx I promise you get those beads right and you will fly. Press and smooth if you can't smooth (but I don't...
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    Acrylic struggle

    Shame I'm from Essex if you had been closer I would have tried to maybe help you by getting together. But on a bonus side I use NSI. Ok firstly use small beads even if you use more than three it's better than doing big beads and getting it on the skin. Secondly definitely get the NSI...
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    Acrylic struggle

    Where are you from hun and what system are you using. Different systems often work differently. Nail trainer is brilliant for shape etc. lifting problems tho you need real nails as nails don't lift on a nail trainer lol xxx
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    Acrylic struggle

    Pure's advice is spot on. I would also practise on your own nails it can give you an insight into how hard to press the acrylic down. You need the acrylic pushed firmly onto the nail. If the acrylic is drying too quick then I think you might actually be working too dry. My teacher Liza...
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    Acrylic struggle

    Hi hun Firstly I would be very disappointed if anyone laughed at you and being as we all love nails and like helping people I seriously doubt anyone would give you anything but kind advice :hug: Nail nails love em hate em lol. Ok the hilly bit you are talking about is the apex where the...
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    Acrylic nails fell off

    Good luck and don't give up. Nails are wonderful they just take time to conquer. Xxxx
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    How many people still use their Dashing Diva Light Pod?

    Hi Was thinking about investing in the dashing diva light pod for IBX a and OPI Gel colour and was just wondering if any of you still use this. It would be wonderful for me being mobile but I don't want to spend money unnecessarily Also is the cure time 45 seconds for all layers ? Xxxx
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