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Hi all!

I'm a nail tech who has always used gel but Ive recently trained in acrylic and just wanted to ask a questions about infills on coloured acrylic...

When you do something like this
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How do you infill them for instance say they wanted to go from this to pink and whites?

Do soak the whole set off? Or do you do a thin layer of clear over the nail when using coloured acrylics so when you come to infill you can file/drill the colour off completely? If so how do you do it so the nail doesn't look bulky?

Thanks in advance xxx
 

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I use Nsi coloured secrets powders over a clear/nude powder. They are highly pigmented so only needs a very thin layer for full coverage and can be buffed off at the next appointment.
 

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When you colour block acrylic designs like the one above my understanding is that you would have to Infill using clear and then doing a new design or colour with Polish or gel. However I personally would remove it and do a completely new set. That's the problem when doing colour blocking designs with acrylic! The infill is going to be a pain!!
 

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I use Nsi coloured secrets powders over a clear/nude powder. They are highly pigmented so only needs a very thin layer for full coverage and can be buffed off at the next appointment.

Do you shape it before you put a thin layer of colour acrylic or after? Sorry I know it probably sounds silly but just wondered if it's very thin will you take the colour off when filing into shape? Xxx
 

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Do you shape it before you put a thin layer of colour acrylic or after? Sorry I know it probably sounds silly but just wondered if it's very thin will you take the colour off when filing into shape? Xxx
I sculpt, remove the form, file then apply the secrets powder and give another file after and top coat x
 

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I sculpt, remove the form, file then apply the secrets powder and give another file after and top coat x
Do you encapsulate the design with clear?
 

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Not always. Depends upon if I've added glitter etc X
 

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Your work is always thin and neat
 

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thats the secrets powders with glitter added and encapsulated. This client doesn't get gel polish as it always chips and gets infills every 2-3 weeks X
 

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I've had a look at the secrets powders you have a lovely selection of colours. They do look fab.
 

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I've had a look at the secrets powders you have a lovely selection of colours. They do look fab.
They're lovely to work with. Very fine and smooth. The larger peach, pink and white have a gorgeous shimmer through them. Those and the clear don't need encapsulated as they have enough strength to be used alone X
 

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Lovely do you have any more pics of the other colours? Xx
 

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I sculpt, remove the form, file then apply the secrets powder and give another file after and top coat x
Also how long does it take you to do a full set like this and an infill? Xx
 

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Lovely do you have any more pics of the other colours? Xx
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this is encapsulated with clear and glitter.
Plain L&P takes me about 1hr 20 mins. Infills are around the same or slightly less.
 

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One other thing ladies how often do you soak off and do a fresh set? One client told me she has them soaked off every 3rd set usually? Xx
 

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I've got the nsi technail colours and really struggling. You seem to need a different consistency has anyone else found this? I was playing about last night and this is the best I could get it - I didn't embarrass myself by taking pics of the other nails any tips please x
 

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