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So I have been practicing with CJP gel polish and can't seem to get the hang of it. What am I doing wrong? It keeps coming out quite bumpy and not smooth, Its so hard to take a photo of it here im not even sure you can see what I mean in the photos and I can see in the photo that there are dust speckles aswell in the polish so I have to work on that but its not the dust speckles i mean. There are big thick bumps the whole way down the nails. I have tried various techniques of applying the gel polish and it just keeps coming out the same lumpiness. Any suggestions would be much appreciated, it is driving me mad lol.
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It's incorrect application, who did you train with? And which products? We always encourage conversion courses as all Gel Polish grands have different application tweeks.
 

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Thanks so much for your reply. I trained with a woman who specialises in CJP a couple of hours away from me and offers different nail training, we done a gel extensions course that also covered gel polish aswell. However i definitely wasn't happy with the training I recieved and I think that's why I'm struggling so much now. The training wasn't cheap and I feel like I have to try and find someone else now to retrain with.
 

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Thanks so much for your reply. I trained with a woman who specialises in CJP a couple of hours away from me and offers different nail training, we done a gel extensions course that also covered gel polish aswell. However i definitely wasn't happy with the training I recieved and I think that's why I'm struggling so much now. The training wasn't cheap and I feel like I have to try and find someone else now to retrain with.
If you've paid good money for training then absolutely go back for further support, there's a definite knack to CJP gel polish, especially top coat and is more about floating than firmly brushing. Are you using the correctly matched lamp and full system? The lumps could be down to poor application but their topcoat does self level a little so it's possible it's incorrect cure if the lamp isn't correctly matched.
 

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Are these air bumps with air beneath? or fully polish lumps? just the topcoat lumps?

Air bumps underneath usually denotes improper curing or something incompatible between the layers (like nail powder, etc). Full polish and topcoat lumps I have found to be either of two things, the gel polish is not a self levelling gel so you have to work extra hard with it (which might explain what Trinity mentions), or that the product formulation itself is too pigment rich, usually found in cheap and non pro gel brands.

Sometimes with the topcoat lumps, the polish brush has been partially cured accidentally by exposure to the lamp or the sun, an extra little thing worth checking for.

Glad to hear that you're up on your dusting game, it's the first thing I noticed ! :)
 

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