I would invest I use normal nail polish on a regular basis it's great for people who work in hospitals/ kitchens but want a manicure for the weekend that they can remove themselves, great for toes, great for under 16s. I would go for a brand that has matching gels xIm not sure about investing in normal nail polish as well as gel. I dont even know where to start looking at normal nail polish which are your favourite brands?
Yes im looking at artisticI would invest I use normal nail polish on a regular basis it's great for people who work in hospitals/ kitchens but want a manicure for the weekend that they can remove themselves, great for toes, great for under 16s. I would go for a brand that has matching gels x
Hi there kittenpokadots, thank you for your post about CND Vinylux. I am wondering -- do you apply it as directed (without a base coat)? I have the Essie Gelcouture long-lasting polish and it is just okay IMO, but if Vinlylux can last about 2 weeks with normal wear and tear I would be very happy with that. Do you suggest perhaps applying any sort of sticky/bonding agent prior to the Vinylux (but something that would not create headache to remove?) Again, I thought the Essie brand was meh.. okay, but I would definitely go for the Vinylux and Shellac line the way you suggested if Vinylux holds up better and per your great idea--so you can individualize the client's preferences and not have excess Shellac inventory. Thank you so much kittenpokadots for your suggestion! If you can please let me know if you recommend a bonding agent for the Vinylux in certain instances where client is rougher on nails and gets chipping with the Vinylux (perhaps a very very very extremely light touch of something like Young Nails Protein bond???) Thank you!I use cnd shellac and I actually have more colours in the Vinylux as they’re much cheaper to buy than the gels so my clients can view the new colours and if they want one of the colours for shellac I can then order it, just saves having loads of shellac bottles that I don’t use! I personally love Vinylux as it dries really quick and it matched the gels. I find I do more Vinylux toes than gel toes as it lasts at least 4 weeks and after that the nails will need a pedi anyway. Not everyone wants gels on their toes (like me) so it’s good to have at least a few in. I only have gel toes for holiday when I know they’re going to get battered, rest of the time I use Vinylux because it’s easier to remove myself and lasts and I find it doesn’t dry my toes out where shellac on toes (soaking off process) can dry out some clients toes. I also find clients who go to the gym or do marathons tend to damage their nails more if shellac is on, I put it on thin but it’s enough to prevent the nail being flexible