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Hi

have been putting rhinestones on BioSculpture gel for a couple of clients. How do you use them in nail art on a regular manicure? What makes them stick.. or not? My niece is bound to want some!
 

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I use some nail adhesive...then cover with clear top coat.

sometimes you can just drop them to set into the nail enamel but i have found them to fall off after a few days.
 

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i use a little dot of nail adhesive applied with a cocktail stick to secure rhinestones. when applying topcoat i prefer not to coat the stones, rather just to go up to the edges as it dulls the shine on them.
 

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I did think that polish alone wouldn't be enough
 

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The sort of adhesive you put tips on with?
 

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yep!!!! lol
 

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Sorry to sound dim!
 

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me neither....i was horrified to think that nail gems where stuck on till i realised thats what we do with tips...:lol:
 

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Well, I had to get tips and do a training day before I did the Bio Sculpture course, but I haven't ever used them, so the glue is 'spare'. I wouldn't glue anything onto my nails!
 

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.... although they'll be stuck onto Nail Polish!
 

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sometimes when you top coat over teh whole gem it can end up looking like a bubble instead. You loose the definition cut lines of it. I stick it on with a bit of adgesive and top coat around the edges.
 

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I have never been able to get rhinestones to stick with top coat only :irked: even though i know this is how lot's of peeps do it ,
I bought a brush on adhesive to do it, It works well for me,better than my normal nozzle adhesive.

what makes me chuckle is when a client comes back after 2 weeks and says
"can you get these gem's off they are doing my head in , i have been trying to bite them off and they wont budge"
than 3 swipes of a 180 and they are all gone .lol
the look on their faces is priceless haha
they say "how the heck did you do that so quick " (coz they never watch)
and I simply reply "I am a professional...its my job " lmao :lol:
 

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