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trying this for wear… UV polish is supposed to last at least a couple weeks. I had heard of those using the top and base coats with regular polish sandwiched in the middle. SO, I tried it. I probably should have used a less brush strokey polish BUT a chrome finish dries quickly and that’s pretty much what I was going for.
I also wanted to use my UV light.
I was putting off doing the gelish sandwich because I have patches on a couple nails that I am growing out and you have to soak off this kind of manicure. BUT by the time this will come off these patches will be a couple weeks old so I can do new ones.
Application was not bad. This was the first time doing this on my fingers. I had done my Sister-in-Laws toes (a full gelish pedi, with gelish color) but with a different light… and it didn’t cure correctly and was a pain. BUT it did last on her toes. On my fingers the base went on nicely. If you don’t overload the brush it’s perfect. Covers easily. Heat from your body helps it spread so the thinner the layer the better. Same for the top coat. Thin layer. You really do not need a lot on the brush. Just watch to make sure you don’t get any bc or tc on skin. I used an orange stick to clean up side walls and cuticle areas that got a bit of bc or tc on.

    anyas-nails:

    trying this for wear… UV polish is supposed to last at least a couple weeks. I had heard of those using the top and base coats with regular polish sandwiched in the middle. SO, I tried it. I probably should have used a less brush strokey polish BUT a chrome finish dries quickly and that’s pretty much what I was going for.

    I also wanted to use my UV light.

    I was putting off doing the gelish sandwich because I have patches on a couple nails that I am growing out and you have to soak off this kind of manicure. BUT by the time this will come off these patches will be a couple weeks old so I can do new ones.

    Application was not bad. This was the first time doing this on my fingers. I had done my Sister-in-Laws toes (a full gelish pedi, with gelish color) but with a different light… and it didn’t cure correctly and was a pain. BUT it did last on her toes. On my fingers the base went on nicely. If you don’t overload the brush it’s perfect. Covers easily. Heat from your body helps it spread so the thinner the layer the better. Same for the top coat. Thin layer. You really do not need a lot on the brush. Just watch to make sure you don’t get any bc or tc on skin. I used an orange stick to clean up side walls and cuticle areas that got a bit of bc or tc on.

     
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