Why Won't My Gel Polish Stay On The Sides And Tips Of My Nails After I Apply It?
This is what we call "slippage" of the color in the moisture layer after the base gel is cured. In order to prevent this action, take a dry lint-free wipe and remove the moisture layer after curing the base application of the Gel Base & Top Coat. Do not use the Gel Cleanser. You want to have a slightly tacky surface and the Gel Cleanser will remove it completely. Another option is to apply the first layer of color and cure one nail at a time, not allowing it to slip. Be sure to cap the edges!
Why Is My Gel Polish Hard In The Bottle?
Fuse® is light sensitive. If the product is placed near a window or under a light it may cure in the bottle over time. Be sure to store your gel polish in a dark place or a drawer. Do not put it in a refrigerator and always keep at room temperature.
Why Won't My Gel Nails Cure Properly?
Gel Polish cures with a sticky layer which is the moisture coming to the top of the Gel Polish while it is curing in the lamp. This moisture "sticky" layer does not need to be wiped off until the very end, making it appear that the nails are not cured. If you feel the gel is not cured, wipe the sticky layer off with the Gel Cleanser and see if the gel is hard. If it is hard continue your application. If the gel is not cured it will wipe off and then the next step would be to reapply and cure. Be sure your PRO 3060 LED Lamp is on when placing nails inside.
Could My Fuse® Gel Polish Peel Off?
Your gel polish will not peel off if your nails are properly prepped prior to application. Here are a few prepping tips for a lasting, Fuse® Gel Polish:
- Use the Fuse® Gel Cleanser to cleanse your nails. Do not cleanse the nails with acetone or alcohol.
- Wash your hands and nails after you remove your regular nail polish.
- Once you have filed and pushed your cuticles back, be sure to buff the entire surface of your nails. Be careful not to over buff as this could damage your natural nails.
- Remove the dust and clean your nails with a lint-free wipe soaked in the Fuse® Nail Cleanser. Then proceed with your application.
Will My Fuse® Gel Polish Chip?
Fuse® Gel Polish should be slightly flexible and last up to one week. If it is chipping prematurely, we recommend ‘capping’ the nail by drawing the brush along the nail tip prior to curing. Gelnamel pulls back from the edges slightly as it cures, so capping the nail ensures full coverage and longer wear. If it is still chipping too quickly, be sure to use our special tips and tricks for a flawless and lasting application when you re-apply.
Why Doesn't My Gel Polish Cure To A Shiny Finish?
Gelnamel will not be quite as shiny as a traditional gel manicure, as there is no base or top coat to add extra gloss. After cleansing, the Gelnamel will dull a little, however it will gain back most of its shine after a few minutes, leaving a professional quality finish.
To ensure a shiny finish:
- Be sure the LED lamp is on when you press the white button at the top.
- Leave nails in the LED lamp for the full cure time.
- The inside reflector surface of the LED lamp may need to be cleaned.
What Should I Do If My Gel Brush Hardens?
Remove the hardened gel from your brush by soaking it in pure acetone to dissolve the gel polish
What If I Have A Difficult Time Removing Fuse®?
We recommend that you do not buff as vigorously in your next application as a rougher surface will hold the Gelnamel for longer.
Why is my FUSE manicure streaky and/or see through?
If you find that your Gelnamel is coming out streaky or you are after a more opaque finish, ensure that you are happy with the coverage prior to curing – Gelnamel will not dry until under the LED lamp so you can take your time. If you would like more coverage, remember you can add another coat or two of Gelnamel after curing the first coat – just don’t cleanse until after your final cure!
Why does my FUSE manicure have air bubbles?
If you find that your Gelnamel is resulting in air bubbles, be sure to check that you have buffed and cleansed the nail properly prior to application, as this is likely due to residue from that process. Then, doing one nail at a time, apply one thin coat of Gelnamel and cure under the LED lamp for the full 30 seconds. Ensure that the nail is under the lamp before you switch it on.
Why aren’t the FUSE Gelnamel colours in clear bottles so you can see the exact shades clearly?
Because Gelnamel is a gel + polish hybrid that cures under an LED lamp, it is a light-sensitive product. If stored in clear bottles, the Gelnamel would harden from natural light and no longer be usable. While we have made every effort to match shades to bottles, there may be some inconsistencies, particularly with the glitter Gelnamels. If unsure of a shade, be sure to check the colour chart in-store or the swatches on our online store.