OOOOOOh Gillian, I am soooooo glad you posted this. I bought the Super Clear and have to say that I quite like it although haven't used it that much to date.
It is runnier that the clear gel, but then it is just a top coat. One of the peeps at Calgel said to 'not bother' as this person favoured the Calcrystal. Thing is, you need to retail the Calcrystal to your clients and they do need to reapply it, or else their nails go yellow. With the Superclear, it is a one off top coat and probably better for the client less likely to look after their enhancements between services.
I'm happy with it so far. Wonder if Amb (Calgel guru :wink2has any thoughts on this?
May I ask why you are not impressed by the Superclear 'Oh Calgel Guru':green:? I would be interested in your reasons.hi ya
calgel guru !!:green: not sure i am a guru he he
Anyhow i have tried the super clear - not really over impressed.
I love the calcrystal it REALLY can brighten them up.
Most of my ladies DONT use it in between appointments though (too tight to purchase or forget to use it!)
I find with calgel SOME peeps it will discolour on some it doesnt.....majority it doesn't.
If i have REALLY bad discolouration which i may say is not a regular occurence unless some muppet uses fake tan and doesnt protect there nails...i'd switch to my file off gels.
Interested to hear about the purple rain though - must give that a try.
personally ....i didnt notice it made any difference - but hey thats just my thoughts on my clients.May I ask why you are not impressed by the Superclear 'Oh Calgel Guru':green:? I would be interested in your reasons.
Yep - got that thanks for pointing that out.Evidently not purple rain..Its purple cga6s on the nail art chart.Im just going to order it now.
What we need are smaller bottles of calcrystal and oil.Many of my ladies find it gets a bit thick before they have used it also it would be a bit cheaper for them to pay out at their appointment.
Must say its the retail bit i hate the most never did like doing that.
I join you on this. Not my strong point either which is why I mentioned the retail bit in my first post. I'm not a good sales person and I don't like to be pushy because I don't like people pushing me. I also haven't got the gift of the gab, lol.Must say its the retail bit i hate the most never did like doing that.
Just placed an order.I only wanted a clear gel but ended up £176 worse off.I mentioned about smaller sizes like they have in the kits for retail,but no plans for the near future, although lots of other things are being repackaged.
No its not just you,its not a favourite product but very necessary unfortunately.On my training I asked the question if CalCrystal comes in smaller bottles to retail and I was told no.
I did mention that it would be better / easier to retail etc, but I was told that I need to push and sell the bigger bottles :irked:
Like most people on here, I hate retailing as well and have to agree, I hate it when people do it to me, so I don't want to inflict the same thing on my clients. I know it's something I need to get over, but I just can't do it.
I also find the brush of the CalCrystal isn't the nicest to use .... doesn't fan or anything and I feel I'm poking the nail with the brush rather than stroking it. Is it just me ??
ohh where do you get the little bottles from?I also asked the quesion and was given a similar answer.
However this is what I do and I have spoken to Robyn and she knows I do this and is cool about it.
I decant my calcrystal and cuticle oil into pinkie bottles and retail and they walk out the door, just like solar oil. I have little pinkie bottles and it works for me. I have trouble retailing the larger bottles but these are fine and I know its cheaper for the client to purchase bigger ones but mine like little ones and im not complaining.
A good tip that I use is to start using a new bottle as soon as the calcrystal in the other begins to go thick, usually when there's half of the bottle left. Then when the second one begins to go thick I pour them together in one of the two bottles, put a little of Calgel's nailpolish solvent and shake. This way I can control the consistency of the Calcrystal and save myself some money!I don't really like the calcrystal because it goes so thick.
I only have one client that has french calgel & lately I've been using EzFlows UV30. It's fab.