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Generally use gel polish on my clients. But I am getting asked more and more to provide a manicure with normal nail polish. I have tried these brands;
Edge- applies well (doesn't last)

China glaze- (looks like coloured tip ex)

Diva- fantastic finish & deep colour (takes 20 mins to set)

Can anyone recommend a polish that is hard wearing and looks good. Prepared to invest in a good brand if it works.
 

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Generally use gel polish on my clients. But I am getting asked more and more to provide a manicure with normal nail polish. I have tried these brands;
Edge- applies well (doesn't last)

China glaze- (looks like coloured tip ex)

Diva- fantastic finish & deep colour (takes 20 mins to set)

Can anyone recommend a polish that is hard wearing and looks good. Prepared to invest in a good brand if it works.
Vinylux by cnd dries in 8 mins I think? And is a 7 day polish :)
 

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Vinylux by cnd dries in 8 mins I think? And is a 7 day polish :)
Is it applied like a normal polish. And can you buy it from ellisons. Is it different from there Color range.
 

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Is it applied like a normal polish. And can you buy it from ellisons. Is it different from there Color range.
Yeah is it a normal polish :)
Yes it's differAnt from colour range
No ellisons don't stock it, sweet squared do though.
I've not used it myself yet but it's had amazing reviews by fellow geeks xx
 

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Yeah is it a normal polish :)
Yes it's differAnt from colour range
No ellisons don't stock it, sweet squared do though.
I've not used it myself yet but it's had amazing reviews by fellow geeks xx
Mm think I might give it a whirl. I've heard great things about S2.
 

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Nina pro polish is quite good too, it's a double brush. It can be purchased from salon services :)
 

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I don't get asked much for normal polish but have a selection just in case.
I hate having to wait for polish to dry now, and the whole helping a client on with her coat, and even having to redo a nail because she smudged on the seatbelt once she left. :rolleyes:
Vinylux has solved all of that as it is completely dry in 8.5 minutes.

It is a polish, it requires no basecoat and it has to be used with its Topcoat.
I find it a different slightly thicker consistency than some polishes and you need to work fast with it as it does dry fast. That can catch you out if you are used to working with gel polish!
You also need to load your brush and float over the topcoat just having enough on the brush to cover a nail in one go.
Once you master that then it is literally the best polish since sliced bread!

I now use it mainly on toes, rather than Gel polish, as clients can remove it themselves when it's growing out.
My only gripe? No glitter colours yet :(
 

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I have loads of OPI colors and its a really nice polish with a huge range :)

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I'm switching to Vinylux. I love it. It goes on like a dream and truly lasts a week. I'm very happy with it.
 

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Oh dear, :rolleyes: I can see I am going to be spending more money on more products, lol. Hubby not going to be happy:D . "What? More products? How many products does a beauty therapist need?"

Haha, he has no idea:lick:
 

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I'm not fast at applying polish but I think vinalux seems the way forward. X
 

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I'm not fast at applying polish but I think vinalux seems the way forward. X
You won't regret it, enjoy!
CND Vinylux is the best polish i've ever used.
 

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Be aware that you'll need to advise on removal.
 

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Oh dear, :rolleyes: I can see I am going to be spending more money on more products, lol. Hubby not going to be happy:D . "What? More products? How many products does a beauty therapist need?"

Haha, he has no idea:lick:
Aint that the truth, my hubby says the same, i just keep him happy with 6 cans of stella!!
 

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Does putting a top coat on help the drying process.
 

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Does putting a top coat on help the drying process.
I love Vinylux. All my old polishes are now officially redundant!

You need to use the Vinylux top coat. No base coat is needed.

On like a dream, great shine, drys in 8mins and really does last... what more could a girl (or boy) want <3 :D
 

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I used OPI polish & was happy with it, til i tried the new Vinylux...Wow!! It really does dry in 8 minutes! & it lasts well. The shine is beautiful too.
I painted my friends nails 14 days ago, & they are still perfect!
I started off by ordering the 10 + 2 pack along with tutti fruitti, electric orange & midnight swim. I have just ordered another 11 colours & plan on getting the whole collection! I highly recommend Vinylux to everybody!
 

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I'm not fast at applying polish but I think vinalux seems the way forward. X
Neither was I fast at application but you soon will be! It dries so quickly you have little choice!!
Vinylux has greatly improved my polishing technique and speed.
You def won't regret it
X
 

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