Post # 1
When we had our engagement pictures, my nail tech did my nails beautifully with pink gel, and hand painted white gel on a white tip nail that he placed on. They were absolutely stunning. He had extra time that day and told me he wanted to try this technique for a special price. He called them ‘pink and white’ nails. I moved and am now in a new city. I got my nails done over the holidays at a new place here, and I explained what I wanted and they called them biogel nails. Well, it was just clear gel, dried with UV light, and within less than two weeks all my nails fell off. I got them done just before Christmas and on Christmas Eve when I was helping prepare dinner, I was already losing nails. I was disappointed. I now want to try a new salon but apparently what I am looking for is called solar gel?
Do any bees have experience with solar nails?
I am looking for what I had originally, and I don’t want to waste money and be disappointed to get something else. I think sometimes something gets lost in my explaining what I want to a nail tech.
Post # 3
hmmm I have never hear of solar gel but I know exactly what you’re talking about. Everyone nail salon I’ve ever been to has just called it “Pink and white gel set”. Versus acrylic. Maybe you just got a weirdo who didn’t know what they were doing?
Post # 4
i’m a nail technician.
“solar nail” is a type of acrylic, not gel manufactured by CND. it’s been around for ages. it’s one of their better acrylic systems, i’ve used it before on clients (i haven’t done acrylics in many years, as i’m allergic).
you had pink and white gels the first time. the second was probably just a set of gel overlays, and they were probably done incorrectly if they fell off so quickly.
Post # 5
I had them for a year, I loved them especially since you can choose the colors- so every once in a while I could choose grey/white powder or a different shade of pink/white. Mine never once fell over and I got them filled in every 3-4 weeks with a job I type all day at. I love them; no dry time, lasts for a long time and thin so it looks (more) natural.
They were called solar or pink and white and not every salon does them. Some also just have white so it’s the light pink/french only.