hi, i was having a look through some threads and came across one about layering two different colours of CND shellac to create a new colour. Can you do this with axxium? and does anyone have any good colour combinations?
Mrs M, I spoke to Tanya (or Tara - I always get them muddled up!) at Lena White and she said that she's mixed the colours before. I know what you mean about wastage. I only used a tiny amount of each which was sufficient for two full sets. I put it in a cleaned out little pot and have had in my drawer for 4 days - still not cured etc although I imagine it will only last a couple of months if that. Good luck and enjoy!!Bezza thanks for your post. Ill give it a try. The pdf the CND created for the shellac if great as it gives you a few ideas to start off with. Im worried ill waste products experimenting! If anyone else has tried mixing axxium I'd love to hear how you get on.
Thanks for that. I had a client asking me about this the other day. least now i'll know what to say xxThe difference is that OPI is a soak off gel. Shellac is a hybrid. I invested in OPI axxium colour lacquer gel (long name!!) before I knew that Shellac was being brought about. I prefer Shellac due to its ease of application, it's longevity, it's very shiny finish that stays until it's removed and the fact that it is a hybrid. Shellac does not feel as thick as gel, it feels more like a polish.
The ONLY thing I prefer about OPI system is the range of colours. Whilst other systems do have a wide range of colours (eg Gelish), the OPI ones are very tasteful. As I say, OPI is more of a gel. It is applied with a brush out of a pot and IMO does not stay as shiny. It is also not as resistant to me being a nail tech!! Shellac seems to last me a lot longer when I doing clients' nails, although saying that, if I had a better technique then I'm sure neither system would be affected.
That said, I love being able to offer both systems and sell whichever system suits my clients needs better.
I get colour greed too! Loving the here today Aragon tomorrow at the mo!! Pleased I could help you both and mrs m ykj are right, the application can be nice and thin- but really even with the lovely artist series mini gel brush! Ah I love this industry!!Thanks for the comparison. I've always wondered if I've done the right thing going for axxium. Everyone is always raving about shellac. I do think though for a gel it goes apply well and can be done thinly as the colour cover is good. The range of colours is fab too, although I get bored and wish they would bring new ones out more often. Lol