This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 16 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
I had gel nails done today and they looked ok. Just been in the shower and 2 nails have sort of peeled away and the others look all wrinkly. Just texted the nail woman who did them to see if she can fit me in tomorrow to take the rotten stuff off but, if she can't, is there a way to do it myself.
Or you can buy pure acetone from any high street chemist for a pound. Make sure you file the surface first to 'break the seal' and enable the acetone to penetrate. Keep the acetone on for at least 15mins. If the gel doesnt come off easily repeat the soak otherwise you will ruin your natural nails. Oh and ask for your money back!
It sounds like the top layer didn't bond under the UV light. They should def last 2-3 weeks without any peeling. The nail technician should see you tomorrow and buff off the top layer and repaint. Free of charge!
Gel nails don't need to be filed, that's the attraction of them in the first place. As someone's said - take a photo before you do anything to remove them, it would be better for her to see them herself so she can remove then refund you.
To remove them she should do an acetone soak off with nail wraps, do NOT let her file them off or soak your nails in a bowl of acetone.
Hopefully you'll have a better experience next time, just make sure you find someone new.
Once again, thanks for the replies. She is qualified and I have seen her work on a friend's nails but the ones she did for me were a complete mess.
I had them filed off on Friday but am still shuddering from it. I was supposed to get my hair cut that afternoon but had to cancel because I couldn't bear anyone else to touch me after all that filing. <bit precious but shuddery>.
Like I said above I am using a hardener but wonder if an oil might be more gentle <clutching at straws but not with my sore fingers >.