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I met a gal in California who has 33 years experience as a nail tech! Congratulations Liz…thank you for sticking with this industry for so long (and mentoring younger nail techs)

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from Nails Magazine!

 

We got to talking about sponging on gel and if it could be done. I have tried it before with little success. But as we were talking about it, I had a thought.

You see the problem with sponging on gel is two fold. First, it is slippery and a bit sticky. Those things will make the gel either slide around when you sponge or leave “pits” in the gel polish.

Well, this is what I came up with. For ease, here is a step by step. After prepping the nail, apply base gel and cure. Once cured, lightly dab the top sticky to make it a little less wet. DO NOT completely remove.

Step 1) Load (lots of gel) onto your sponge in all three colors. Instead of dabbing onto the nail , with steady but light pressure, ROLL it across the nail to get good coverage. Cure.

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2) Reload the sponge with plenty of gel, and roll again. Cure.

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3) Wipe off the moist surface residue. Use a 220/280 Flex Buffer to smooth out the surface without removing the color. (be gentle)

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4) Cleanse and apply top coat. Cure. Apply a second top coat and cure.

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I would be really interested to see if you all have a good experience trying this technique. Let me know and share your pics with me if you want.

My email is info@seriouslynails.com or you can leave a comment in the section below.