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.



  1. Hi!
    Do you have any holographic nail foils?
    I'm a sucker foi nail foil, but the holo ones get completely ruined by the topcoat (any brand) that you have to layer over them.
    I've read somewhere that a gel topcoat would really do the trick. Any chance you'll try it someday and let us know?
    If it works I''ll make an investement on that gel stuff.
    Thanks a lot

  2. Hi Marta,
    Nail foils aren't readily available to me here and I'm taking a bit of a break from online ordering. I think there are girls who have tried foil with the uv gel but I haven't really heard any success stories. I'm having my own issues with trying to get the polish itself to stay on for more than 5 days. If I come across the foil I will try and give it a shot though.