Monday, October 10, 2011
Adventures in UV Gel
This is a french I did for the Princess with Shellac. It looked awesome but chipped on Day 5. I'm still having problems with this. So now I've picked up a Gelish base and top coat to see if I have better luck. With the Shellac base and top coat I'm getting chipping every time around Day 5-7.
So it probably wasn't the best time to try out glitter when testing my new base and top coats but I did it anyways.
I used Gelish Foundation, 1 coat of Shellac Romantique, pressed some glitter into the tips and 2 coats of top coat.
Then I stamped it with Kleancolor Metallic Purple and Konad plate m4 with a coat of my trusty NYC quick dry top coat.
But look what the Kleancolor polish did to my stamper:
It might be a bit hard to see, but it's definitely stained! If it does that to the stamper then imagine how badly it will stain your nails! I've never had a polish stain my stamper like that before.
Anyways I'm crossing my fingers that the Gelish will hold up better than the Shellac.