Gellux shrinking help please

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Hey

I did my sister nails today with gellux and before i even cured it all the polish had shrunk and disapeared around the edges so i had to apply the polish again and get it under the lamp before it shrunk again. :Scared:

Has this happend to anyone before? why is it doing this? Really hope someone can help me.
 

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you could try painting and curing 2 nails at a time until you get faster at applying them? hope this helps :biggrin:
 

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Hi I use gellux and found that was happenin to me under a uv light as soon as I switched to the gellux led lamp it was fine you just need to work quick that also seemed to help me
 

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Thanks for your replies. so is this happening because
1 im not quick enough in applying the product to all of the nails and
2 because the base has already been under the lamp and its shrinking because of that?
 

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Yeah the colour coat will shrink to wear the base coat has cured r u using the led lamp
 

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That might be why try making sure the base coat is fully covered and try doing 2 fingers then curing see if that helps let me no how u go on x
 

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That might be why try making sure the base coat is fully covered and try doing 2 fingers then curing see if that helps let me no how u go on x
I will try that later on my mother in law and see how it goes. Will let you know thanks x :)
 

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Evening all

well i tried what you suggested i did 2 nails and then cured then did the other 3. i did 1 hand at a time. on the 1st hand none of the polish shrunk at all.

so i thought i would try doing all 5 on the other hand at the same time and it was fine. but i did use a very pale colour but i didnt see any shinking on it.
I am going to try again tomorrow on my own nails with a darker colour and see what happens. x
 

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hya yeah you need to work fast to prevent the shrinkage, light colours are not too bad for this but some darks can be a little tricky...I still use my uv lamp & have no problems with it. x
 

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You could paint each finger and then flash cure for 10 seconds to lock the free edge in place before continuing to the next? It may help a little to ensure it doesn't shrink back before the full cure.

Xx
 

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