Post # 17
I have to wear work-place nails too 🙂 I love the look of dense, neutral colored glitter and have gotten tons of compliments on how it is fun & cute while being neutral.
Currently wearing this in “razzle dazzler”:
I do a “gelly sandwich” with an LED light/cure, so a gel base coat, “regular” polish, and gel topcoat. The base makes it much easier to remove the glitter polish.
Also love the look of beige or peach nails slightly paler or slightly darker than my skin tone. Nice change of pace from the pinks & reds.
Post # 18
when you’re doing your sammie making….does the actual sandwiching cause any issues with your brushes? Like your regular polish brush getting gummed up with gel base or your gel top brush getting regular polish in it??
do you let the regular polish dry 100% completely before swiping the top coat on?
I love me some gellish polish! But if I could do a sammie like you suggested, that opens up a world of new ideas!!!
Post # 19
You have such gorgeous skin tone to pull that off! Love it.
Anytime I wear purple or yellow, with as crazy pale as I am, the girls at work ask if im related to Queen Elizabeth.
Post # 20
@Sunshine_icicles: I haven’t had any problems yet! The sequence I do it:
– base coat, cure under LED, swipe with alcohol pad
– 1 to 2 coats of regular polish; let dry completely. I sometimes cheat and use a blow dryer to speed this up.
– top coat, cure under LED, swipe with alcohol pad
A 100% gel mani will last a little bit longer, but I’m a picker/peeler anyways so I only get a day or two more out of gel plus there are so many more colors in regular polish. I also use decent quality drugstoe “regular” polish, e.g. Sally Hansen rather than wet & wild. If I could, I’d do gel for every mani because it dries SO fast.
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I can do a complete gel mani in like 15-20 minutes. Base, two or three of color, top, and wipe! But I have so very many bottles of regular polish! I’ve tried polishing over a clear gel mani (just the base and top coat) but the top coat is so shiny and smooth the polish flakes off in a day!
So I’m going to try this!
Post # 23
How many days do you get out of the sandwich technique?
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check out my blog! I do a ton of #ManiMonday post and they are totally work friendly. http://www.pearlsandparis.com