CUPCAKE BUILDER - PUG 45ml - Planet Ultimate Gel - One Step UV/Led Hard Gel
PUG 45ml Cupcake
PLEASE NOTE: WE WERE MADE AWARE THAT DURING THE HOT WEATHER THE JARS WERE LEAKING/OOZING GEL. THIS IS DUE TO THE GEL EXPANDING IN THE FLUCTUATION OF WEATHER. AS A RESULT WE HAVE ASKED OUR SUPPLIER TO FILL THE JARS WITH 45ML INSTEAD OF 50ML. WE HAVE REDUCED THE PRICE AND EVEN THOUGH THE JARS SAY 50ML, PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS ONLY 45ML OF PRODUCT IN THE JAR.
PUG is a HEMA FREE single process hard gel that offers you absolute control without the BITE of a traditional hard gel, you heard me- NO HEATSPIKES. PUG combines the adhesion of a base gel, the strength and durability of a hard builder gel, and the high gloss shine & scratch resistance of a top glaze.
PUG offers superior adhesion to the natural nail making it perfect for clients who are constantly exposed to water or chemicals (nurses/hairdressers). *Light in feel & wear and provides up to 4 weeks of flawless wear without any fear of cracking or chipping. *Various viscosities gives a solution for every need & demand. *PUG applies effortlessly smooth & levels itself offering the ability to form nail extensions in one step. *Controlled Photo Initiators regulates curing preventing heat build-up. *Odour free ensuring a comfortable salon environment. *Super easy to file into shape and easy to buff off if needed. *All the PUG GELS can be used for overlays, tip overlays, and for sculptures over forms *The builders offer the perfect workability on forms with a slower self-leveling time. *PUG also works in perfect synergy with the other PN Gel Systems
We recommend the use of the PN Speciality Dual Cure 54watt lamp for use with our PUG system. Highly pigmented colours may need a longer cure time. If you are finding that the product isn't curing all the way through and you are not using the recommended lamp, we recommend applying the product in thin layers as opposed to thick building layers to ensure a proper cure.
Even though PUG can be used as a base when applied as a three-step gel extension system (base, builder and topcoat) we do recommend using a soak off base like Lastik or Stick ‘n Float (HEMA FREE Rubber Base coat) under PUG. It offers a superior adhesive base providing a bridging layer between the flexible natural nail and the hard PUG Building layer plus offers a soak-able base layer- allowing you to file through the hard builder layer down to your rubbery base and simply soak off in acetone from there.
Any of the Planet Nails Topcoats can be applied over PUG without any issues- if you specifically wanted a hard gel topcoat we would recommend Glaze.
Understanding and Avoiding Heat Spikes
The curing reaction that hardens gels always releases some heat. If the cure is slow and controlled, the heat has time to dissipate, and the client will feel little or no warming. However, if the cure is very fast, the heat is released all at once, and the client will feel a heat spike. Nail Manufacturers work hard to avoid heat spiking—after all, the product often goes on our own nails first! Different categories of gels are more or less susceptible to heat spikes. “Soak-off gels (Lastik, Planet Gel Polish, Planet Gel Paints) are less prone to heat generation because fewer bonds are formed and as a result, less heat is created. Harder gels (PUG Gel) typically form more bonds and as a result, more heat. UV/LED gels are designed to react fast and as such, they tend to create more heat than regular UV gels. UV/LED lamps cure faster because they release more UV rays. So, the heat that would normally be released over two minutes instead releases in less than half that time, which unsurprisingly could result in the client feeling the heat. We recommend using an LED lamp that has a setting for hard gels. These lamps have less output and will reduce the amount of heat experienced by your client. To avoid heat spiking, be sure to use a lamp that’s matched to your product, and don’t apply gel too thick, especially on clients with thin or damaged nails, as their fingertips are less protected. We also recommend using a smaller amount of gel at a time, putting it on in layers. Clients with damaged nail beds can control the heat they experience using the below techniques and by using a softer gel (Lastik Stick & Stay Gel/ Stick ‘n Float Rubber Base) against the nail plate. Then a harder gel (PUG Gel) can be used on the top surface to give increased durability. The first layer of gel that is against the fingernail acts as an insulation layer, which will help to protect the client from the heat that is generated You can spread out the curing process by partially curing the gel with short flashes of UV light before doing the final full cure. We also recommend to, tell clients that if they do experience any heat to pull their hand out of the light and push down on the top of the lamp with their fingertips. This will relieve the burning sensation and they can then go ahead and put their hands back in the light. Finally, prior to application, you may want to ask clients if they’ve had gel nails before and if they’ve ever experienced a heat spike, as well as examine the client’s nails for signs of pre-existing damage. Educate your client about the possibility of a heat spike and how to avoid/deal with one before you start the gel application.