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Gel Nail Finish Techniques & Troubleshooting Gel Nail Finish Techniques & Troubleshooting


Ultra Seal Surface appears Patchy

If you find that you get a patchy appearance after you have cured your nails using Ultra Seal this could be the result of either applying the Ultra Seal to thinly, or waiting too long after brushing the product on before placing the nails under the lamp. Apply another layer to completely coat the nail. Place the hand under the lamp after applying Ultra Seal to only 1 to 3 nails at a time, depending on how quickly you work. Furthermore, before applying Ultra Seal make sure that nails are particle free and thoroughly clean by wiping with a clean nail wipe and Cleanser Plus. Do not buff your nails or use Cuticle Oil before applying Ultra Seal.


 

Finished Nails Look Dull

Make sure that you have cleansed the nail surface correctly after applying Gel. To do this you need to use a clean nail wipe lightly saturated with Cleanser Plus. First dab gently until the sticky layer seems to dissolve, then while applying pressure pull off any tacky residue by wiping the entire nail towards the tip. A suggestion that IBD makes is that other brands of cleansing products may dull the nails.

Please note # If you have used IBD Coloured Gel Polish you must apply a topcoat to bring back the shine and prevent coloured gel from peeling. (please refer to the handy hint on coloured gels)


Cured Nails feel Sticky

As mentioned in the previous hint, make sure that you have cleansed the nail surface correctly after applying Gel. You need to do this to remove the sticky residue that is left after curing. To do this you need to use a clean Nail Wipe lightly saturated with Cleanser Plus. First dab gently until the sticky layer seems to dissolve, then while applying pressure pull off any tacky residue by wiping the entire nail towards the tip.


Bubbles in Finished Gel Nails

You might discover small bubbles in your finished nails if you have overworked the gel while applying it. With basic Clear Gel in particular, do not sculpt it but apply it like a rich top coat. Only the Builder Gels are designed for sculpting.


Discoloured or Yellowing Gel Nails

Unlike some other brands of Gel, IBD doesn't discolour easily. If it does discolour or yellow it may be as a result of the use of Sunbeds, tanning products or Tan Booster. Try not to get any form of tanning lotions on your nails. If you do, make sure that you thoroughly clean your nails after you use these products.




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