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Shock horror ....... yep, I have a few inquiries so I'm gonna bite the bullet and have a go. The thing I always hated was the setup of my table, but I'm going to reorganise everything and buy 2 lamps (one for each side of the desk) and be permanently setup for it.

I did gels many moons ago (Light Elegance) and did well in my first comp after reading the instruction overnight.

Can anyone recommend a gel topcoat to go over polish ?
 

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I use the Akzentz range .... i haven't heard (yet) of any complete success stories with UV topcoats over enamal...heard a few who have tried it, but the results tend to be a bit hit and miss....(great for your own nails, to risky for clients)

As the gel needs a buffed or sticky layer to adhere too i cant see how it can be applied with success to enamel.
 

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I maybe completely off track here, but I think I remember Victoria (Vhunter) doing some experimentation with gel topcoats over polish some time back. Maybe she discovered on that would work?
 

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What system are you going to use ?

I don't use a gel topcoat over polish - never felt the need
 

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Just remembered Heather Davies said she put Brisa topcoat over polish but having trouble finding her post
 

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If a client wants colour enhancemnets...i use my normal buff off gel and then finish with enamel...and standard topcoat. They always come back after 3 weeks with it still on.

But they have the choice to remove it at home if they wish.
 

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What system are you going to use ? Thinking of Light Elegance, although the company I now use also has a gel

I don't use a gel topcoat over polish - never felt the need. There was a company here that had a UV cured topcoat that was used over varnish and dried them rockhard in 3 mins, I can't remember the name, it was so long ago, I still have one of their lamps
Gotta put on my thinking cap, I have a beautiful Badger brush I want to try out (it has angled bristles).
 

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Yayaya a gel boy :) The one thing you will notice Carl is what a longway the new gels have come both in ease of use and strength.
 

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OMG...first Adele toying with doing L&P now Nailzoo going to do Gel....
The whole site is going topsy turvey...must be all the friendship giddiness!!!
(or the Xmas tipples!)
 

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was if definately a gel top coat and not just a UV reactive Top coat polish.

I use CND UV Dry sometimes. Whch is just UV dry polish!!

What i wanna know is if they can make UV dry top coat, why cant they use the same technology for nail enamel colours!!

That would make life so much easier!!
 

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Can anyone recommend a gel topcoat to go over polish ?[/quote]

The point of you wanting gel over polish would be?
To prolong the polish maybe.
If so why not find a nice coloured gel and the gel finish clear.
Creative, Magnetic, NSI and many more do the coloured gels.
I hope I have understood your post correctly.
 

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I do a
base coat
2 layers of polish let dry
1 layer of UV clear gel {place gems in if wanted} cure 2 mins
wipe sticky off then the polish and gems last a good few weeks
when they come back it only takes a little buffing to get the top coat of thin gel off then the rest comes off with polish remover
HTH's x
 

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Shock horror ....... yep, I have a few inquiries so I'm gonna bite the bullet and have a go. The thing I always hated was the setup of my table, but I'm going to reorganise everything and buy 2 lamps (one for each side of the desk) and be permanently setup for it.

I did gels many moons ago (Light Elegance) and did well in my first comp after reading the instruction overnight.

Can anyone recommend a gel topcoat to go over polish ?
EzFlow speed finish.
hth
 

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I do a
base coat
2 layers of polish let dry
1 layer of UV clear gel {place gems in if wanted} cure 2 mins
wipe sticky off then the polish and gems last a good few weeks
when they come back it only takes a little buffing to get the top coat of thin gel off then the rest comes off with polish remover
HTH's x
Zena - How long do you leave the 2 layers of polish to dry before applying the uv gel?
 

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NSI do a gel top coat - Glaze & Go which doesn't need leave a sticky layer.
It can be used on top of enamel which has been given about 15 mins to dry - remember to cap free edge.
I use it on myself as I've got coloured enamel on, and if I used scrub fresh it would come off if I didn't. :rolleyes:
The small bottle lasts for ages too.
HTHs
 

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Found it, it's called Pro Finish Gold UV topcoat
 

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Heh heh.

Didja know that ProFinish UV Top Coat ISSSS CND UV topcoat?

Profinish is CND's. :)
 

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Not much to tell lol- CND owns this product, and it is the EXACT same thing as their CND label UV topcoat. :) Profinish Air Finish and Heat Finish are the same as CND Air Dry and Heat Dry as well.. ;)
 

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