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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gellac? Woot!

OK, this shit rocks..no other way to say it!

I am really good at teaching myself things, but I thought this stuff would be more difficult, even with all the YouTube info out there....
I have done them twice so far since this weekend, mostly to try and remove the nasty staining in between, LOL!
But here are the pics with actually 2 coats of ibd Gellac bonding base coat. My theory was, if one coat is pretty slick, what does 2 look like?! A still, glassy pond.......


Shield your eyes from the obscene staining, hehehehehe.....


And this stuff held up to housework (I didn't cut ANY punches)...moving a kiln complete with scratchy firebrick and mowing (lawnmowers and my nails don't get on well, LOL!)

Since I have ridges, it coats those like.....syrup! And regular polish slicks over this stuff like butter! Right now I am wearing a metallic polish mani and we shall see how it holds up. I will say that speed dry top coats don't speed dry at all over this. It was a wee bit of a pain to remove, but not horrible by any means. Looks like a good weekend plan for me, as strong as it is. I will keep you posted with how this stuff is working out, but I paid $31.50 US dollars for the lamp, and just under $9 for the base coat. Frankly, the gel/shellac polishes are a bit boring compared to what you can do with regular polishes and acrylic paints, lol! So I am not swapping all my cool colors out, that is for sure! Confession time...I even did my toes in this stuff, just to play! Gives a nice smooth base for any polish
Oh, here is what I had on before the gels....Failed Red glitter sandwich! pretty, though!

Tomorrow's mani....Copper-Clad Leopard print! Wowsa!!

3 comments:

Nail Nerd said...

Yay, I'm excited for you! Nothing like a new polish/system to love and that totally works for your lifestyle

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

The glitter sandwich looks good to me!

Gottwinkies said...

Thanks-so much to both of you!!!!!