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Im in the process of putting my treatment list together and wondered whether anyone actually still has 'normal' polish on their nails?

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I do as I’m allergic to enhancements.
However, if I want a pedicure, I’ll take in my own bottle of polish to my lovely beauty therapist as her stock of normal polishes is very limited. She uses her brand of topcoat though.
I still pay the normal price for my pedicure because the additional polish costs are minimal to me.
 

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That's a good point, thanks for that! Are you allergic to Gel polish aswell as enhancements?
 

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Yes, anything containing meth acrylates.
 

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Yes, and since lockdown release many of my clienrs6have down graded to manicures so I'm using them more
 

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Do polishes go off? I used to be a mobile therapist and have had a break for some time. I have a lot of polishes still that all seems to be fine to work with, obviously there were some that had gone a bit glupey etc which I have thrown out but there are others that I have been using on myself which still seem to be fine. Do you think these will still be ok to use? they are mostly China Glaze brand
 

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Do polishes go off? I used to be a mobile therapist and have had a break for some time. I have a lot of polishes still that all seems to be fine to work with, obviously there were some that had gone a bit glupey etc which I have thrown out but there are others that I have been using on myself which still seem to be fine. Do you think these will still be ok to use? they are mostly China Glaze brand
China Glaze is a great quality brand so they should be good. Probably will need a goid shake and some may need binning, it's really dependant o nthe pigment ratio.
 

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thanks, yes I used to love them when I used them before and have so many colours, found they lasted ages especially on the toes. Some I have binned but most are still pretty good. Glad I dont have to go and buy a whole new range :)
 

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Hi All

Im in the process of putting my treatment list together and wondered whether anyone actually still has 'normal' polish on their nails?

Thanks
Lisa
I mostly use it on my feet, but I can’t bend down multiple times for gel polish on myself easily.

Clients never want it until you’ve got rid of it all or it’s start going funky...

I have a box of it and mostly it’s used on me but every once in a blue moon someone will want it. Always red or blue.
 

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I use CND Vinilux 7 day polish many colours the same as shellac
 

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Recommend OPI. Fantastic quality
 

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Nope. I don't keep anything around that I can't charge a premium price for because I price my services to clear $100K/ year. I don't pressure anyone into doing gel polish, though. I'm happy to refer clients to a friend who works with nail lacquer. I also really hate working with it because I'm impatient.
 

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I keep a very small selection of colours for a few clients who still use it. If anyone new books in, I always ask what colour they tend to choose and explain I don't carry a large variety of colours. I usually have some darks, reds, pinks and natural for french, etc. Also have a couple more unusual shades.
 

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Yes, I stock about 100 shades in CND Shellac and matching Vinylux. I would estimate that I do:

Manicures - 80% shellac, 20 % vinylux
pedicures - 80% Vinylux, 20 % shellac

Vinylux retails well to touch up their shellac when going on holiday or just for own use at home.
Selling even more vinylux recently since lock down.
 

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Yes I have matching polish for my gels. Last count I had over 100. I only charge £5 more for gel because I want my client out of the salon not hanging around with unsuitable shoes. So I upgrade if they haven’t got flip flops. Even so quite a few people want normal polish on toes.

As sanitiser makes gels lift, I always ask if they’d rather have normal on fingers. No-one ever says yes but it stops me getting lifting complaints 👍🏽

My gels are In black bottles. I display them in an led lit shelving unit with a matching normal polish bottle in front. It makes a nice display and clients like to choose their colour by looking at the display rather than looking at the nail pops I’ve painted up.
 

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