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Shazzar

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I've just completed Creative's foundation and loved it. I'm eager to try all sorts now, including using rhinestones - however, I don't have any experience and nobody to ask as I don't work in a salon.

Please tell me, step by step, how I would use rhinestones with L&P and have them encased as opposed to sat on top of the L&P. I really want to create the St George's flag on my sisters nails using rhinestones, but when I've tried on my own, I've embedded a stone on the wet acrylic, allowed to dry and then applied a little clear over the top......but, when I come to file and buff etc, I end up making the stone look like a flat stone.

What am I doing wrong? Please help.

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Well do remember that if you are going to embed anything, the nails are going to have to be thicker than that thing you embedded.

Put the thinnest layer of l/p on the nail so the bond is perfect- Smooth until just the thinnest layer is on the nail and gently, with only a damp pad, scrubfresh.

Adhere your rhinestones using gelbond and then add your final layer of L/P over the top leaving enough to buff down to a beautiful shape without 'digging' out the stones!! :lol:
 

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Thanks Gigi........training hand here I come!!!

Someone told me that the training hands were really good cos they were always there to practice on, they sit still and never moan......I've used mine so much I'm sure I can hear a wail when I arrive home at night!!

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