Shrinking free edges using Mica

debbiedoo

Member
hi,i was looking for some advice... i just ordered some mica additives,the bright lights collection.so this morning i was desperate to try them out.ive watched youtube vids to get some tips and ideas.the problem is i tried them on myself ontop of blackpool,now ive noticed a bit of shrinkage on the free edge on some of my nails,not all though.i capped the free edge with base,2 coats blackpool and the topcoat but didnt cap with the powder.should i have done that,im not sure? i love them but not sure if they will last because of the free edge looking a little bare.thanks in advance for any help on this
 

Emily Case

Active Member
If you double topcoat after applying the pigments that seems to stop the free edge wear.

Xxx
 

LittleTinker

Member
If you double topcoat after applying the pigments that seems to stop the free edge wear.

Xxx
Would this be with Additives as well?


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Emily Case

Active Member
Would this be with Additives as well?


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I double topcoat with additives too. Or I use clearly pink and then topcoat to reduce soak off time! This method can also be used for chunky glitter.

Xxx
 

debbiedoo

Member
ah thanks for replying.it is day 2 of wear and i have one nail chipped.only the mica has chipped the colour coat is fine.i will try with 2 top coats when i try them again,i just dont want them chipping after a few days when im using them on clients
 
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