Nail popping off


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Mar 6, 2011
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Hi all,

I've got a query I'm hoping someone might be able to help with! I am a fully qualified nail tech, in hard gel, acrylic, manicures and gel polish. However, just as a FYI, I've not been working in the industry for years now. The only nails I do are my own.

So I have an issue with one particular finger nail, my left index finger. Absolutely nothing stays on it. Whatever I put on pops off. All my other nails will stay in place until I need to infill. It doesn't matter what I use or how I do it. Whether it's extensions or just polish, acrylic or gel, tips or sculpts. I've tried buffing my nail plate, I've tried acid primers and non-acid primers. Nothing stays on. I can't believe it's anything to do with my prep as I've been having this problem for about a year now, and only the same nail and I've been extra careful because of how often it happens. I've just spent the evening doing a full set of sculpts, went upstairs and within twenty mins of that nail being done it had just popped off!

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions please?

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