Top positive review
Works great, builds strong even when they are thin!
February 9, 2017
The clear IBD hard gel is really good. This is the first time I have tried to do gel nails at home. I used to do acrylics. I have now used this gel to build nails on tips and on forms a few times. It comes out great every time. The gel is self leveling but is not runny. I saw reviews that it's not runny enough but that's not true - if the gel was runnier than it is right now it would be nearly impossible to work with. I normally do two coats of it so the nail is thick enough. I cure it for 90 seconds under a LED night and it cures really well. I then clean them with alcohol and sand them down to the shape and smoothness that I want. I recommend using a good quality synthetic brush and at least a 45W LED light to go along with this. I also recommend working on a clean and large table because you don't want dust or pet hair getting into. Also, make sure you do not leave this or any other gel products in sunlight as it will cure in the UV rays. I was surprised by the price and the size of the bottle, however, I know now that you will get a LOT of use out of this container. I have not used it all yet so I cannot say how many nails you can build with it, but I have used it to make 120 nails (6 full sets of nails) already and it looks like I have not even made a dent.
The price is great in comparison to other places I have seen. I saw IBD builder gel at a shop, the bottle was half the size for the same price!
** make sure you buy IBD UV/LED Gel Bonder and use it with this. Prep the nails by filing off the shininess, clean with rubbing alcohol, put bonder on it and cure for 30 seconds, then use builder gel and cure for 60-90 seconds per thick layer (you will need 2 layers, 3 max if you like thick big nails).