Anna from Toronto said:HI "naturalnails".
Considering you are not a nail person , how did you like it? Did it feel very rubbery? Did it soak off quicker then L&P?
.Glorsclaws said:Hi Fiona, I'm using Calgel at the moment and doing sculpts with it.Its a one component self-level.Does Reflex come with a builder-gel? I'd be interested to know what these are like to use as up to yet I've only tried Calgel. Been doing French with them but preferred the look of clear and white instead of 'pink & white' trouble is when they start to grow out and I come to backfill the now clear smile-line I cant get the new white to blend with the old properly :x Any advice for a struggling novice would be greatly appreciated Thanx.
Hi Geek, Glad to see you back The gel I'm using at the moment is termed by the manufacturer as 'permeable'. Its contents are listed as; Polyacrylic Ester Resin, Photo Initiator, MEMQ,and Acrylated Oilgomer. The white does discolour slightly over time when doing 'French' but not too bad. We use a top coat called Calcrystal that is supposed to help prevent yellowing from ultra-violet rays, I slap it on like a good girl every 3 or 4 days as advised.Up to now I've experienced no brittleness as the gel stays soft and flexible.All my clients -I mean my few clients have chosen to have p&w so I finally decided to use the coloured gel on my own nails to see how it looked. I went for a rather daring (and a bit gaudy) version of p&w, using red with black tips with rhinestones embedded under a layer of clear topcoat. It was my idea of being creative but, it was such hard work! the red was fabulous to use but the black was a disappointment because it didnt matter how well I mixed or how many layers -it doesnt look true black :evil: Maybe gel-nail art is not for me. Anyway I'm starting to waffle so I'll pop-off now before you fall asleep99% of true gels that soak off are actually Cynanoacrylates (resins/adhesives)