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    Light elegance cleanser vs scrubfresh

    Hey! Is there a difference between the light elegance cleanser and CNDs scrubfresh? I’ve just switched to LE p+ from CND Shellac and I’m still currently using up my CND prep products incl scrubfresh and disperse. wondered what people’s thoughts were? Xx
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    Shellac trouble

    So I’ve been using shellac on my clients and on one lady it started wrinkling however I felt like it was applied thick. But I’m new to shellac as the salon used to use gelish Are you supposed to cap every layer? how many coats do you reccomend? If any of you are experts in shellac I’d
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    SELLING … SHELLAC 56 beautiful shades

    I have 56 lovely shades of shellac most unused The rest have little use and some just put on a colour pop nail. Perfect for a new collection or topping up your stock . All bought from Sweet Squared Please see photos for shades I would like £100 them please I also have a CND lamp which I would...
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    Supply issues?

    my place of work has been struggling to keep our retail and other products in stock. supposedly skinceuticals and CND has been back ordered throughout the last year due to covid. our shellac polish supply is dwindling with no restock in sight. our retail shelves are getting emptier by the day. i...
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    Unsure which type of nail system to use for actress

    hello salon geek forum, I am a trained hair & makeup artist, and also trained in all things beauty, including gel polish nails and L&P acrylics, not Hard UV Gel though! I work as a makeup and hair artist in the film industry, and I will be doing one of the actresses nails on a film, but as I...
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    Nail art clean up with The Gel Bottle

    I've recently got a few colours from The Gel Bottle which I love but am finding them a little harder to work with for nail art. I usually use CND shellac and trained with them so am used to using isopropyl alcohol to neaten up any edges on my nail art - tried this with TGB and whilst its okay...
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    Starting mobile technician business

    Hello everyone, I’m due to start my mobile nail technician business next month and I was wondering what people’s set ups are. Do I need to buy a usb nail lamp and plug it into a portable charger? Or do people just plug their lamps into a wall? I also need advice on how to promote my business...
  8. sazmcgee

    Mixing CND Creative Play gel & Shellac

    So I’ve recently expanded my service list to include not only cnd shellac but also cnd Creative Play. I wondered whether anyone has been using both gels within the same service. ie applying shellac base coat, shellac colour coat & then maybe a layer of creative play gel before finishing with the...
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    CND over IBD hard gel

    Hey! Was just wondering if there is any other way to get a perfect finish on the gel before shellac application. I cure my apex layer and then file to correct neat shape but I sometimes when I add the shellac on top it doesn’t go over the groves as it does with a normal nail. Which is of...
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    Shellac UV LED burn?

    I have a question for any shellac manicure technicians/ gurus.. I got a shellac manicure on Saturday and before my nail tech brought out the lamp, she told me to wash my hands. I used soap and water and proceeded to get my nails done, after I got done, I heard another technician tell their...
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    CND Shellac & Polygel

    Hi there I am Level 3 Beauty qualified (2002) but worked in a different industry all my life. Following maternity leave, I am looking to work from home. I'm currently trained with Nouveau Lashes, Body Sugaring, Spray Tan and Henna Brows....but I have never been able to master nails. I have...
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    Lecente Smooth It, is it worth it?

    Hey everyone. So I held off getting lecente smooth it when it was first released and then it was out of stock. Now it’s back in stock I’m thinking of getting it, but wanted peoples opinions on it first.... Is it worth it? And what’s your experiences with it? Do you use it on lots of client? Etc...
  13. sazmcgee

    Using CND Brisa Bond under Shellac?

    I’m having issues at the moment with clients with either oily nails or dry brittle nails having their shellac chip and lift within 7-10 days. I thought I’d found the solution with Brisa Lite only to discover it had been discontinued But would the Brisa liquid bond by CND applied under the...
  14. HelenKnight

    Top ten CND Shellac colours?

    Hey, I’m completing my shellac beginners course at the end of this month and I’m beginning to put together a list of colours I want. What would your top ten “best sellers” be?!
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    CND Shellac beginners course

    Hi ladies, I am sitting the CND Shellac Beginners course next Tuesday/Wednesday. I currently have no experience in nails and am quite nervous to sit the pre-assessment - I have been reading through the text book sent to me from Sweet Squared but there is a lot to take in!! Does anybody have any...