Showing posts with label gelish manicure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gelish manicure. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Who Needs a NEW LED Lamp for Gel Polish? Look No Further!

Looking for the best LED nail lamp that won't break the bank? Pure Spa Direct just added a new lamp for under $200!

This great LED lamp will cure all 5 fingers at a time. Featuring a sensor to turn on when the hands are placed in the lamp and an LCD timer, this lamp will cure all of your gel polishes in lightning time!

Details:
  • Cure all five fingers at the same time
  • Auto-on Sensor
  • LCD Time display with timer:
  • 15s, 30s, 45s, 60s
  • High Power 60 watts, fast cure LED gels within 10 seconds
  • 32 silicone encapsulated LEDs
  • 50,000 hours of LED performance
  • Mirror-finish interior for even light distribution
  • Spacious, comfortable interior for all hand sizes & nail lengths
  • Retractable "feet" for convenient pedicure use
  • LCD Touch Screen Control
  • Aluminum alloy case, durable and good for heat dissipation
  • Universal AC Adapter 100 ~ 240 Voltage, 50/60 Hz
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
Check out some of our best-selling gel polish brands today!


Friday, October 3, 2014

The Insider's Guide to Holiday Nails

Nail trends for the Holiday Season 2014
are all about alluring, captivating nudes.
Nudes, nudes, nudes....no this is not a blog about baring it all! The biggest trend in Holiday Nail Trends for 2014 are nude polishes! But nudes are never just nudes. There is a range of colors and shades that make it simple to offer your clients their best nude color, perfect for the holiday season - or almost any season of the year!

CND has released their 2014 Holiday line, The Gilded Dreams Collection, featuring both Shellac and Vinylux in 3 matching nude shades. But these nudes are anything but boring! Shimmery, metallic, alluring...There is an exciting nude in the Gilded Dreams Collection for all of your clients. 

For your clients who are interested in a nude nail with even more flair, check out the Gilded Dreams Additives Collection!


Gilded Dreams Collection Shellac/Vinylux Duos
Duos include one Shellac 0.25 oz and one matching Vinylux 0.5 oz

If you are looking for some new nudes to add to your lacquer collection for the holiday season, check out some of our favorites below:

And - don't forget to stock up on your Solar Oil Holiday Minis to make this the sweetest holiday season yet!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Back to Basics 2013 - Week 1: Gelish Application Instructions and Tips

I know the nail market is currently saturated with Gel-Polish Hybrids, but since this is the biggest category to hit the nail industry in recent memory, I wanted to revisit application and troubleshooting tips.

For nail techs who are currently using Gelish, a quick review of this post will help refresh you to continue providing your clients with the best possible service. For nail techs who have not yet jumped at this huge trend, hopefully some of this information will ease any concerns you have and provide answers to some of your questions!


Gelish Application Instructions:
  1. Sanitize the nails and your clients hands.
  2. Push back the cuticle.
  3. Remove cuticle from nail plate.
  4. Shape the natural nail using your 240 grit file of choice.
  5. Gently remove the shine using the 100 grit side of a 100/180 Buffer.
  6. Remove the dust and clean the nail.
  7. Wipe the nail with Gelish Cleanser (Blue Liquid) using a lint free wipe.
  8. Apply Gelish PH Bond to the nail plate. APPLY SPARINGLY - i.e. very thin coat!
  9. Apply Gelish Base Coat (GELISH FOUNDATION GEL) - first seal the edges of the nail.
    Then apply a THIN APPLICATION to the nail plate using a gentle, massaging, circular motion with the brush.
    If you apply too thick a coat, your results will suffer.
  10. Place hand in the Gelish LED Light for 10 seconds or a 36 Watt UV Light for 1 minute.
    As with ALL UV products, cure thumbs separately for best results.

    NOTE: For Clients with NAILS PRONE TO THINNING AND PEELING, add the following two Enhancement Steps:
    1. Apply GELISH STRUCTURE GEL in a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION from cuticle to free edge to build structure to the nail. Seal the edges of the nail & the free edge.
    2. Place hand in LED Light for 30 seconds or 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
      As with ALL UV products, cure thumbs separately for best results.

  11. Remove some of the tacky surface residue with clean dry brush or clean dry lint free Wipe.
    DO NOT USE CLEANSER... this is a DRY cleaning.
  12. Apply Gelish Color Coat of Choice. First, seal the free edge of the nail. Then, apply to the nail plate in a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION from cuticle to free edge.
    If you apply too thick a coat, your results will suffer. APPLICATION SHOULD BE ALMOST SEE-THROUGH ON 1st COAT!
  13. Place hand in the LED Light for 30 seconds (20 seconds for light colors) or a 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
    If using the Gelish 18G LED lamp, cure all 5 fingers at once. With ALL other UV/LED lamps, cure thumbs separately for best results.
  14. Repeat Step 11, 12 &13 for second color coat. If deeper color is desired, can repeat again for a third color coat.
  15. Apply Gelish Top Coat (GELISH TOP IT OFF GEL SEALER). First seal the free edge. Then, apply from cuticle to free edge using a THIN LIGHT APPLICATION.
    If you apply too thick a coat, your results will suffer.
  16. Place hand in LED Light for 20 seconds or 36 Watt UV Light for 2 minutes.
    If using the Gelish 18G LED lamp, cure all 5 fingers at once. With ALL other UV/LED lamps, cure thumbs separately for best results.
  17. Wipe off the tacky surface residue with Gelish Cleanser (Blue Liquid).
  18. Apply Nourish cuticle oil to the skin surrounding the nail.

IMPORTANT TECH TIPS:
  • Gelish recommended cure times are based on using a Gelish Harmony LED Curing Light or 36 watt UV Light for curing. For best performance follow recommended cure times.
  • For best results, be sure to cap the free edge of each nail. Edges that have not been capped tend to wear and chip faster.
  • Be sure to remove any excess Gelish from the client's skin PRIOR to curing each layer!
  • Performing a wet manicure is NOT RECOMMENDED prior to applying Gelish. The worst thing for the natural nail is water. If the nail is waterlogged before the base coat is applied, it is perfectly natural for the nail to peel within days, once the nail dries and shrinks back to its natural size. Do a dry nail prep rather than a hand soaking, etc. If you must do a wet manicure, apply and cure the base coat first. Doing so will seal off the nail from absorbing any further moisture, and protect the Gelish manicure from chipping and peeling.
Check back next week for Gelish Troubleshooting Tips, Tricks, and More! Do you use Gelish? Do you have any tricks you have learned? We would love to hear about them!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Illuminate Your Manicures with CND Illuminating Masque

I don't know about you, but with the colder months coming around, my hands get soooo dry and irritated! Its definately a time to take special notice and care, and incorporate new treatments to your manicures. Plus, with the colder weather's long sleeves and sweaters, your hands are almost... on display! For clients looking for refined and deeply moisturized skin with a beautiful glow, the CND Almond Illuminating Masque is a great item to add to manicures to elevate the experience and leave your clients with glowing, conditioned hands. The sweet almond oil in this masque will soothe dry and irritated skin, while jojoba seed oil will moisturize and condition. The CND Almond Illuminating Masque is definately something I would love as part of my manicure!


Features:

  • Sweet Almond Oil: Softens and conditions, helps balance water loss and absorption. Soothes dry, irritated skin. 
  • Jojoba seed Oil: Deeply penetrating natural oil for excellent moisturizing and conditioning. Jojoba oil acts like a carrier to increase penetration of other ingredients.
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant known to neutralize free radicals associated with premature aging of the skin; softens and moisturizes.
  • Mineral Oil: Non-irritating, effective moisturizer that promotes hydration during treatment.


Directions:
  • Apply a thin layer of the masque to the top of both hands and fingers. Wrap with warm towels or heated manicure mitts.
  • After 3-5 minutes, remove towels/mitts and remove masque with clean water and a moist, soft sponge.
  • Dry with a towel.
Suggested Uses:
  • Apply to hands with a disinfected facial applicator brush for a more refined service.
  • As an alternative, use a professional lotion heater to gently warm masque and then drizzle on hands.