They reacon 2 minutes between layers but I suppose if your layers are too think then you will need longer...maybe this is the problem...I will try on a tip tonight to see if this happens with my L&P and More Than White...Carole Lindsay said:Is it possible i wonder if not only is the yellowing caused by not leaving to dry long enough but also why the acrylic comes away when buffing - any thoughts any of the experts??
Cheers Lou - let me know how it goes will you? Wendy has used it under f/g and its been absolutely fine and i used it under Extreme Powder Glaze and it didnt yellow but i did notice how easy it was to accidently file away the glaze so the problem was there as well.Fab Freak said:They reacon 2 minutes between layers but I suppose if your layers are too think then you will need longer...maybe this is the problem...I will try on a tip tonight to see if this happens with my L&P and More Than White...
So far I've only used mine with Fabric and it has been fine no yellow just a lovely white finish...
Hi Mandy: even though you have no idea why it happened, i'm actually quite relieved you posted coz at least i know its not an incompatiblity between Ezflow l&p and the MTW!!mandy said:Hi, i used mtw on my sister a few months ago now, i used creative l&p and when fileing it started chipping away at the free edge and it also looked yellow!!!!!!!
so i removed it and havn't used it since, done everything correctly so still to this day don't know what the problem was.
Nope it hasnt helped but thanx anyway! I'm doing all those things right. The only thing is maybe not applying thin enough coats! The words at the end "always be careful....." worry me coz i'm not sure how you achieve not buffing through the overlay when it seems to be so soft over the MTW part - i'm soooo confused!!Fab Freak said:These are Gigi's instructions for using MTW with L&P why not have a read and see if there is anything amiss between her step by step and your method...hope this helps ladies
If using Liquid & Powder
PREP the nails.Apply tip: shape & blend
Apply 1 thin coat of MTW liquid acrylic to the tip.Let dry for a full 2 minutes. Apply a 2nd thin coat if needed for even coverage. Let dry for the full 2 minutes.
Apply a bead of clear over the white tip. Zone 1
Apply a bead of Blush over the stress area. Zone 2
Apply a small bead of Blush to the cuticle area. Zone 3
Finish to a high glassy shine as normal. Always be careful not to buff through the overlay and remove any white.
I think the answer must be that i'm not working thin enough coz i've definitely got "pooling". I'll have a practice run on doing it thinner. I think the problem is i want it to look beautiful on first coat rather than thin and streaky and probably end up applying 2 thick coats! I'll see whether that makes a difference to the yellowing as well and let you know!geeg said:More Than White is easy and simple to use ... can't see why you should be having a problem with it no matter what system you use.
Make sure after you have applied it to let it dry ... generally 2 minutes is enough for me. When you apply zone 1 (if using Liquid/powder) just apply enough so that you compensate for a little buffing when finishing and you will not remove it when filing. If it is chipping away at the free edge, then it is 'pooliing' there and not drying. Make sure MTW is thin and does not 'pool'.
I can't speak for every make of L/P but MTW has been formulated to work under most gels, wraps and L/P's. I have never seen it yellow.
The coverage is great ... work thin. This is the key.
If the yellowing is caused by the thickness of the MTW - I'm sowwy, Wends!!!talented talons said:I think its definately pooling then, as you said Carole, thanks Geeg, we were wondering if it was the application not being thin enough so not setting in two minutes, used it before with no problem, thats why it was such a mystery to have it yellowing soon after applying L&P.
I think i will give it another go tonight, letting it dry for 3 minutes or so just to make sure on myself then see what happens.
Will let everyone know later.