Here are some of the most frequently asked question
Will be updated frequently when new questions are asked.
What products do you use?
NSI prep dx
NSI superbond primer
IBD builder gel clear, extreme blush gel, extreme white gel
NSI attraction liquid and powders
NSI Glaze 'n go
none acetone nailpolish remover
Cuticle oil (any brand)
What tools do you use?
100/180 file Bell'ure
What size brush do you use?
For gel a 5mm square gel brush from Oronails and ebay
Where do you get your gel/acrylic?
Gel: from my local nailstore Oronails
Acrylic: from Oronails
Glitter mixes : self made
What is that tape you put around your fingers and why?
That is 3M Coban
I use it to protect my fingers and nails from scratches.
I get it at the pharmacist.
Did you go to school to learn how to do nails?
Yes I went to school, but no I did not learn anything new. 90 % I am self taught
Do you have a license?
Yes, I have 3
Manicure, nail styling and nail design
How long does gel needs to be cured?
Most of the time, it says on the container.
But for thin coats I cure for 2 minutes under a uv light
And the final coat I let cure for at least 3 minutes.
LED lamps need other curing times but do not work with all gel types. I have no experience with that.
Do I need to use primer/bonder?
If you don't NEED primer, you don't have to use it. But some people have experienced lifting if they don't use it. Same goes with bonder.
What UV topcoat do you use?
I use Glaze 'n Go from NSI
Where did you get your UV lamp?
I got it from ebay.
I get a lot of lifting, what am I doing wrong/ Do you have some advice?
I posted a huge post on this issue, feel free to check it out.
Why do you move your brush(gel) as if you are scribbling?/
What are the strings of gel for?
I do this to fill in the nail, to make the surface smooth and even and for adding strength and thickness.
What tool do you use to put on the white gel on the nail?
That's a dotting tool or an embossing tool.
Where did you get your drill bit?
I got it from BornPrettyStore and it is a coarse bit with a rounded top
Do you use tips or forms to extend the nails?
Depending on the shape and length of the natural nail.
If the nailbed is very short, I use forms because tips are too big and would take too much space from the nail bed.
Also if the natural curve is too curvy, I use forms because tips would not fit and lift.
Where are you from? Do you have a salon?
I am from Belgium, I do not have a salon.
What kind of UV lamp do you use? And why?
I use a 36 watt UV lamp (4x9 watt)
For a full set of gel nails, I recommend using a 36 watt lamp so that all the nails have cured equally and evenly.
9 watt lamps tend to not cure all the way on a full set (unless you leave it in the light for ... minutes, but that is crazy work.)
If you want a nail to be fully and completely cured, UV light must come from all possible sides,
from the top and from the sides(also from underneath, that's why most lamps have a mirrored bottom )
9 watt is okay for UV topcoat if you leave it under the lamp long enough.
Where did you get your image plates
The round ones I got from ebay and are by the brand "kand beauty"
The Konad ones(also round) are from a german website
The octagon ones are from BornPrettyStore
What program do you use to edit your video?
I use iMovie 11, the program came with my computer.
What kind of drill do you use and where did you get it?
|Picture from google|
This is the drill that I use and I got it from an ebay seller, but he closed his account, it is from the brand
"Super Nail Center"
Where do you get your glitters?
craft shops, hobby store, kids section, nail stores and this ebay seller
What camera do you use for pictures/filming?
I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ150 for both filming and pictures.
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