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Sep 21, 2011, 5:45pm   #16
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wohlgie
Elaine
Originally Posted by pjade1
Thank you! I am going to try that next time. I get bored with my colors after one week too and I would like to take advantage of my regular polishes without them chipping off. I guess I will have to make sure the regular polish is nice and dry first before applying the Gelish topcoat.

Yes! Just use a buffer block or file and file off the layer of top it off - it doesn't have to be all off, but you want a non-shiny surface. Put on your regular np. Let it dry COMPLETELY. Put on top it off again and cure!
Sep 21, 2011, 6:05pm   #17
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periwinkle_sky
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Originally Posted by wohlgie
How does it come off? There is no mention of soaking off, so it may be a file-off top coat. The nail tech I was going to used a similar product, but it had to be filed-off. If it is soak-off - great!

If you want a UV-cured Top Coat for regular nail polish that soaks off, there are also ones by Seche Vite (you can buy it at Sally's) and also one by China Glaze.

You can always use your regular nail polish sandwiched between Gelish base coat and top coat. And I, even though I'm pretty much an all-SOG gal now, will file off the top coat and apply a different color at the one-week mark, only soaking off every 2 weeks. So, you can use your regular nail polish within a SOG system and you can change your color more often than every 2 weeks.

Ahh, you're right. I called my beauty supply store and the owner said I need to file it till the seal breaks, then take off the NP underneath using NP remover. I'll check out the Seche Vite soak off gel t/c, thanks for the heads up! So far though I am liking the Naked Seal.
Oct 2, 2011, 9:21pm   #18
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DecoTreasure
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Originally Posted by USAF Brat
Has anyone used the "Nutra Nail Gel System?" I just saw a print advertisement for it in a magazine and was curious if anyone has tried it.
You can see my review of this in post #5 of http://forum.purseblog.com/nail-care...ee-708163.html


Can anyone tell me if Naked Seal will also cure under an LED lamp? I'm really new to SOGs, and want to learn all I can to expand my options.
Nov 10, 2011, 4:32pm   #19
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This is a red carpet manicure sandwich mani. I used the rcm base coat, white hot on tips, Opi I pink I love you (regular nail polish) then about an hour waiting to dry well, I applied rcm top coat and voila!!
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Nov 20, 2011, 2:18pm   #20
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Whitesnowbunny
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Originally Posted by snfleur
This is a red carpet manicure sandwich mani. I used the rcm base coat, white hot on tips, Opi I pink I love you (regular nail polish) then about an hour waiting to dry well, I applied rcm top coat and voila!!
How long does your sandwich normally last for?
Nov 20, 2011, 3:38pm   #21
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newly re-obsessed
I am going to give this a try next mani. I have tried the shellac base+top with regular polish and it worked well. But imagine how easy the removal would be with just a regular basecoat underneath.
Jan 15, 2012, 9:09pm   #22
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Liv2bhappy
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Originally Posted by wohlgie
How does it come off? There is no mention of soaking off, so it may be a file-off top coat. The nail tech I was going to used a similar product, but it had to be filed-off. If it is soak-off - great!

If you want a UV-cured Top Coat for regular nail polish that soaks off, there are also ones by Seche Vite (you can buy it at Sally's) and also one by China Glaze.

You can always use your regular nail polish sandwiched between Gelish base coat and top coat. And I, even though I'm pretty much an all-SOG gal now, will file off the top coat and apply a different color at the one-week mark, only soaking off every 2 weeks. So, you can use your regular nail polish within a SOG system and you can change your color more often than every 2 weeks.
I would love to try this top coat. Does anyone know where to purchase it?
Jan 16, 2012, 3:08pm   #23
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Matchabelli
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Hi to all of you!!
I have a question...
If I use Gelish top coat over np, do I have to use all of the previous gelish steps, like ph bond and foundation? How can I start to use that method??
I am a np maniac, I want to have my nail color pretty for several days, but I don`t want to have the same color for two or three weeks!!
Jan 16, 2012, 4:10pm   #24
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~Gel polish addict~
Originally Posted by Matchabelli
Hi to all of you!!
I have a question...
If I use Gelish top coat over np, do I have to use all of the previous gelish steps, like ph bond and foundation? How can I start to use that method??
I am a np maniac, I want to have my nail color pretty for several days, but I don`t want to have the same color for two or three weeks!!
If you are only wanting to wear it for a few days, I wouldn't start trying to add a soak off gel topcoat. Unless you can't keep regular polish on, Just use a good basecoat like maybe CND Sticky or Orly Bonder and a good topcoat. Many of the users here can wear regular polish for several days, you just have to find basecoat and topcoat combos that work for you. I am one of the ones who can't keep regular polish on no matter what I do though. LOL.

You could also do a clear or very light colored Gelish manicure in it's entirety, then put regular polish over the top of it with regular topcoat. it seems to wear better of the SOG, but you can just remove it with non-acetone polish remover and change it
Jan 17, 2012, 10:08am   #25
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Liv2bhappy
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Originally Posted by periwinkle_sky
I think I've found the holy grail. I have more NP than I can count, and even though I have a couple dozen soak off gel polishes, I don't want to leave my regular polishes languishing in my Helmers, but I don't like changing my polish every 2-3 days. When I went to my neighborhood beauty supply store, the owner gave me a tip on how to prolong my regular manicures (using regular NP): by using a gel top coat. He then gave me this:

http://www.kdsproducts.com/index.php...ucts&Itemid=61

It's a gel top coat that you apply over your regular nail polish and cure for 3 minutes under UV light. It gives the most amazing shine and I feel like the NP sticks like glue to the nail. It is perfect for people like me who appreciate longer manicures (like a 5 days to a week) but get bored with the same color for 2 or more weeks. It's the perfect compromise! I am really loving it and I just had to share the experience. I am just on my second day using it but I feel it will really last a long time.

You don't need a special gel basecoat for this. Just use your regular base coat and NP and apply this over the polish. Does anybody have experience using this kind of technique? I am just loving it.
I cannot seem to find a place to purchase Naked Seal top coat. Does anyone know where to find this product?
Jan 19, 2012, 6:20am   #26
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triplex
newly re-obsessed
Originally Posted by Liv2bhappy
I cannot seem to find a place to purchase Naked Seal top coat. Does anyone know where to find this product?
I would also like to find a place to purchase this.
Jan 19, 2012, 10:42am   #27
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~Gel polish addict~
I haven't been able to find it anywhere for sale in the US
Jan 19, 2012, 4:42pm   #28
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fatpookielove
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i heard that naked seal is sold at beauty shop in Westminister CA
Jan 20, 2012, 2:55am   #29
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Insomnic Lacquerhead
KDS Products, the maker of Naked Seal, is based out of Sacramento, CA. You may have luck contacting them via their website to ask about retailers in your area. Here's the link to their "contact us" page:

http://www.kdsproducts.com/index.php...&id=1&Itemid=8
Jan 20, 2012, 10:41am   #30
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Liv2bhappy
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Originally Posted by Zoomie
KDS Products, the maker of Naked Seal, is based out of Sacramento, CA. You may have luck contacting them via their website to ask about retailers in your area. Here's the link to their "contact us" page:

http://www.kdsproducts.com/index.php...&id=1&Itemid=8
Thank you. I contacted KDS a week ago and have not received a response yet.
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