CND UV Lamp for Shellac Nail polish Review
CND UV lamp for shellac nail polish In my opinion is the most reliable oven to dry the CND shellac nail polish on your nails. Just getting into the shellac hype and loving it. What is the difference between cnd and any other UV lamp? Well, not all lamps are equal when it comes to drying gel or shellac nail polish. The CND UV Lamp is recommended for curing CND nail polish products. Following the nail polish drying instructions is essential for a beautiful glossy finish. Some regular lamps would not dry shellac nails properly like they would other gel polish because of the difference in nail polish formula. One thing I love about owning one of this at home is the money I save doing it at home myself compared to the cost of doing shellac nails at the salon every two weeks. I love the glossy finish, they do not cheap or get scratched easily and very easy to apply. Lets review some things you need to know about your new oven. To buy see below.
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What is shellac nail polish?
Shellac polish is a gel polish created by CND and needs to be cured using ultraviolet light. Nymag.com credits the company for using a formula called the “Power Polish” which is a blend between UV cured and regular nail polish. The difference between regular nail polish and shellac is that after it is cured it produces a very thin layer that is durable compare to the hard shell a gel polish has.
CND UV Lamp Set-Up
How to use the CND UV Lamp
After pushing your cuticles back and prepping your nails. Apply a thin layer of your base coat to your nails and then put your fingers in the oven for 10 seconds to dry. I usually recommend getting a pair of UV gloves to protect your hands. Apply a thin layer of your shellac polish and dry your nails in the oven for 2 minutes. Put another coat of polish on your nails and dry again for 2 minutes. Finally apply a thin layer of the top coat and let it dry in the oven for another 2 minutes. Wipe the stickiness off your nails with 99% Isopropyl alcohol – available in stores. Apply cuticle oil over your nails and you are done.
What you need:
- Base coat
- CND Shellac nail polish
- Top coat
- 99% Isopropyl alcohol
- And of cause your CND UV Lamp Oven for Shellac Nails.
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Minnie Mouse Nails Art
Minnie Mouse Nails? Yes, she is the girlfriend of mickey mouse. We would be doing Minnie mouse nail arts and learning various ways to put that adorable face on your finger nails. We would also reveal the best places to get supplies need.
DIY Minnie mouse nails
Lets take a look at how others do it!
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* A clear coat paint
*A regular pen that has a flat click at the top
*A regular Pencil
* Accessorize with gem stones and 3d Minnie nail art designs “samples below”
3D Minnie Mouse Nail Art
Complete your nail design by adding some sparkles. You can combine colorful “nail bows” with the gems to make your nails more beautiful. Here are a few to get you going. Most rhinestone jewels are reusable, I like to mix an match them depending on my theme.
Disney Nail Decals (stickers):
NOTE: Make sure you get a clear coat nail polish to apply over the stickers. Lasts longer
Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Nail Art This are great for the holidays and gives you the gratification you need when you don’t really feel like doing much to your nails. Mixing it up with other related Disney characters makes it more fun.
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Press-On Nails DIY
Lastly we have Press-On False Nails. Do you know you can customize your own press on nails. All you need to do is add some Disney nail art to the fake nails, remove the adhesive tape at the back and press them on your nails. Make sure you size the fake nails with each finger nail to know which fits on what finger before you start accessorizing them They usually last for about a week perfect for “girls night”. You would also need to file the edges after putting them on to create a smooth and uniform look. More update coming on Minnie mouse nails art.
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What is the difference between acrylic and gel nails
So what is the difference between acrylic and gel nails? Let us start with the characteristics of both, then dive deeper into more details such has how they are applied, maintained and removed. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
Characteristics of Acrylic nails
- Acrylic nails consists of two parts liquid (monomer) and powder (polymer)
- Ultra violet lamp not needed to cure
- Acrylic nails are stronger
- They are easier to remove by soaking
- Acrylic nails cost less than gel nails
- You can fill your nails every 2-3 weeks depending on how fast your nails grow
Characteristics of Gel Nails
- Gel liquid has a thick viscosity
- Ultra violet lamp is commonly needed to cure
- Gel nails are thicker
- Gel nails are usually filed off to remove them
- Gel Nails cost more than acrylic nails
- Gel nails needs less filling and also depends on how fast your nails grow
What is acrylic nails and how is acrylic nails applied
Acrylic nails is a combination of both liquid (monomer) and powder (polymer) acrylic applied to a nail tip. A nail tip is usually adhered to your real nail to create a false length then the acrylic combination is applied on top with an applicator (brush)
Pros of Acrylic nails
- They are stronger than any other form of nail application
- They are easier to fix when broken. You can fix it yourself at home
- Less expensive than gel nails
- You can easily remove them with acetone
- They last longer
Cons of Acrylic nails
- Nick named “fake nails” they do not look as natural as gel nails
- Acrylic nails do have some chemical smell to it compared to gel nails
- If not applied correctly they can lift which causes water to go under and possibly become a breeding ground for bacteria. So keep it tight.
How is acrylic nails applied
You have the liquid (monomer) and the powder (polymer). You deep the applicator (brush) into the acrylic liquid and then pick just a little powder up with the brush. Make sure to gently press the bottom of the brush down on a towel or fine paper to get rid of excess liquid. Gently apply the powder to the bottom of the nail tip and working it down towards the cuticles. Acrylic nails set faster than gel nails so work as efficient as you can.
What is Gel Nails and how is it applied
It is simply a gel with thick viscosity that is applied on your nails and the end result is a glossy finish. A couple of coat is needed to create a beautiful glossy look.
Pros of Acrylic Nails
- With the help of a UV lamp gel nails dry faster than acrylic nails. Usually 2-4 minutes per coat.
- The gel itself takes longer to dry without a UV lamp so you can take your time applying it to your nails without it setting.
- They do not produce the chemical smell acrylic nails are known for, hence more friendly
- Gel nails look more glossy and natural
Cons of Acrylic Nails
- Gel nails are more fragile compared to acrylic nails
- Gel nails do not break, they shatter into pieces, hence harder to fix.
- Gel nails are more expensive than acrylic nails
- To remove, you need to file them out, though you can soak them, you still need to file them out.
How is Gel nails applied
You need to trim your nails and push back your cuticles. To make sure the gel adheres properly to your nails, make sure you clean and push back your cuticles properly. You then buff the surface of your nails, this creates a rougher surface that would allow the gel to stick properly. Add a primer 0n the surface of your nails before applying the gel. You need about three coat of gel to provided a good finish. After applying the first coat place your fingers under the UV lamp for about 2-4 minutes to cure and then repeat the process two more times. To prevent lifting clean any gel on your cuticles and the skin around your nails.
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Top Acrylic nails designs and Gel nails
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