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Compact Base Gel - What is it and do we need it?

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Compact Base Gel - What is it and do we need it?

We often see new products hit the market and we may buy them because, well, it's new.. but soon realise it's just another product or accessory that you really don't need which soon finds its way into the back of a cupboard somewhere in your salon. To my mind, compact base gel will not become one of them! It would be a lie if i told you I liked using Crystal Nails Compact Base - when the truth is, I LOVE IT.


WHAT IS IT? 
Simply put, Compact Base is Crystal Nails' answer to 'builder in a bottle' aswell as a one-stop-shop base gel that allows you to do so much more.
Coming is SIX different colours, Compact Base removes the need for you to have various types of base gel for each technique and eliminates the need to remember which one to use - compact works for them all: gel polish, hard gel, fusion gel & the brand new modern gel polish technique.

A key difference between standard base gels and Compact Base is that with compact you are able to perform the modern gel polish techniques and build an apex on the nail - something I find myself doing regularly in the salon. The modern gel polish technique is great for those with damaged or weak nails. If you would like to learn the modern gel polish technique, it is covered in my russian manicure courses so keep an eye out.
Broken nail, you say? not a problem. Compact base gives you the ability to create very short extensions to repair a broken nail - I know, HUGE news!

This is the newest generation product of its kind and has the best adhesion to far. Great consistency and self levelling, too - just to add to its allure. 

SHOULD WE USE IT? 
This is a resounding yes, for me! It costs no more than your standard base gel and removes the need for them. It creates a strong, flexible enhancement that does not need thick application, leaving the nail feeling natural and light.
Compact base lasts for weeks and requires maintainence only once a month. It is a soak off product but is recommended to infill rather than remove each time, in order to keep the nails beneath nice & healthy.

I can honestly say I go through several bottles of compact base every month - I simply love this product and cannot imagine going back to salon life without it!
Its full curing time is 1/2 minutes (LED) or 2/3 minutes (UV) depending on the type and strength of your lamp.
If you are new to this product & modern gel polish technique I would recommend you use one of the colours with added pigment rather than clear beacuse it is easier to control when you can see the product moving on the nail plate.

You can find all six colour on the Crystal Nails UK site (my favourite is cover pink) by clicking here.
The 2 most popular types (clear & cover pink) come in 8ml and 13ml, with the remaining 4 colours coming in 8ml only.

Please let us know what you think once you've tried it

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