Nail art clean up with The Gel Bottle

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Rebeccacalver

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I've recently got a few colours from The Gel Bottle which I love but am finding them a little harder to work with for nail art. I usually use CND shellac and trained with them so am used to using isopropyl alcohol to neaten up any edges on my nail art - tried this with TGB and whilst its okay, I'm finding it streaks across the nail a bit and also sticks to my nail art brushes a lot more.
Has anyone had any experience with this or got any advice?
 

moonails

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It's probably because TGB are slightly thicker and more pigmented than CND. Do you remove the tacky layer before doing nail art? x
 

Rebeccacalver

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Yes I have tried this, it does help but doesn't completely resolve the issue
 

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I use the gel bottle almost exclusively and actually find the thickness of the gel an actual selling point for me. It does gather in my art brushes more but I just use gel wipe off solution to keep on top of cleaning them during my painting and I always check my brushes at the end to make sure they are all clear of any residue. Have you tried using their matte top coat to create a smooth surface to start with? I find this helps if the gel isn’t working quite how I’d like it. Hope this helps :)
 

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Have you tried applying a matte top coat to your colour layer to apply your art to? I find it easier to work with than straight on to the shiny wiped colour.
 

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