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Has anyone bought their own heat lamp for gel nails?
Yep brought one a couple of years ago. Would highly recommend, as if you're like me and end up damaging one, you can just redo that one yourself. Worth buying the slightly more expensive polishes though (there's lots of knock offs on eBay that just aren't worth it!).
Absolutely! I love my shellac. I got a lamp from amazon and I get my CND shellac from ebay. Careful of fakes on there! I have tried bluesky but I find it lifts and doesn't last the fortnight. The CND is much better quality.
I am planning red with glitter for Xmas tonight or tomorrow.
At £25/£35 every two weeks in the salon the equipment more than pays for itself. A new colour is about £12 on ebay and of course you can use it over and over and I got plastic clamps to hold on the cotton wool for removal on my finger tips so I am not using loads of tin foil.
I just bought Oxblood CND - to a great name but I love the deep red colour.
I've been doing my own gel nails at home for about 2 years. First with uv lamp, now led. Led cost about 25, quicker, smaller, no worries on uv damage or bulbs smashing. I use bluesky colours (about a fiver each) and get up to 10 days out of them which works for me personally. Love it