Madam Glam UV Gel Polish (Review) Polymer Clay Nail Art

Madam Glam UV Gel Polish (Review) Polymer Clay Nail Art

Hi guys, its Cindy Lietz, your Polymer Clay
Tutor, and today in the PcT Test Lab, we are testing Madam Glam UV Gel Nail Polish on Polymer
Clay. Now I’ve used UV Resin in the past and you’ve
seen my UV Lamp that I use for curing that and I’ve had a lot of requests for trying
UV Nail Gel on Polymer Clay as well. And so when Madam Glam contacted me and asked
me if I wanted to test some of their samples, I said sure, ‘cause I’ve been dying to try
it, and I also wanted to see if I could do a better job with my nails myself, with nail
polish, because I am a terrible…I’m terrible with regular nail polish, I’m rough on my
hands, it chips all the time, I’m so fidgety that I can’t even get it to set in time before
I’ve already smudged it, and I was hoping not only would this be compatible with Polymer
Clay, so I could do some nail art and stuff with it, but I also wanted to see if there
was a nail polish that would finally work for me, and it does, let me just show you
what it’s all about. Now first of all, it came in a little…pretty
little box like this one here…or this one here, and it is…you do use this nail polish
in a few steps, you have a base coat first…and all of these set with the…a UV Lamp or an
LED Lamp, that’s meant for curing nail polish. So you use a base coat first, then a color…
if you wanna use it, now, I’ve been just using the clear together not a color… ‘cause
I’ll explain in a sec, and then it has a top coat, and you do each layer and then cure
them individually under the UV Lamp, and the UV Lamp does it in 2 minutes and gets it rock
hard, and it’s just really great. Now, let me just show you my nails first,
now like I said, I like to just use clear nail polish because I do a lot of tutorials,
and my hands are in there, I don’t wanna lot of distraction in the video with my hands…it’s
all about the tutorial, not my hands, so I tend to use clear and that way if there is
any chips or anything, it’s unnoticeable as well. So on this hand here, I’ve got a fresh coat,
I removed what was on there and I put a fresh coat on, and it is exactly what a clear nail
polish would be, it’s shiny and it’s pretty. And now, I’ve got…on this hand I’ve got
some…like don’t mind…I’m not a nail person, you can tell by my hands, they’re
all beat up, so don’t mind the shortness of them and the way they look, just look at the
polish, this nail polish here has been on for 4 weeks, and I wanted to show you how
well it survives my rough treatment, now I don’t know if the camera will pick it up,
hopefully it will, but there’s a tiny bit of chipping along the edge here, and these
3 nails actually broke and I had to cut them back, so you can’t see the chipping along
those edges, but you can see where my nails have grown out and there’s a big gap between
the polish and my cuticles there… so if it can pick up, but other than that, the nail
polish looks really good, other than growing out, on my thumb here where I get a little
bit more wear and tear, it did chip a little bit along this side, it’s starting to chip
along the base where the…it had grown out, and the edge was showing, and then a little
along the top side, but it wears really quite well, I mean that’s 4 weeks, so if you treat
it like a normal person, you can probably get a good couple of weeks out of your polish
before you have to do much else with it. Now this nail here, I’m just gonna show you
how to remove it, now it’s called a Soak Off Gel, and what they mean by soaking it off
is you need an acetone or one of the like commercial nail polish removers, and you soak
it… soak the nail in it before you remove it. Now I have found that I really haven’t needed
to do that, its…the acetone softens it up and then you can scrape it off, I have found
that all you have to do is just start scraping it off with something like a…like your nail
file, and just start scraping it right off and it’ll all come off. Now if you’ve put it on properly, it will
be kinda hard to take off, if you have put it on in a really thick, hard coat…or I
mean a really thick gloppy coat, it may just peel off in one setting, but I’ll explain
that in one second to you. Okay, to prep your nail to use this stuff,
you wanna make sure your cuticles are all clean…of course hopefully you have a nicer
looking thumb than this one, it’s all beat up…I’ve burnt myself, I’ve cut it, and
I work with metal and all kinds of clay and stuff, so they get kinda beat up, then, what
you wanna do is file it like you’re supposed to file it, then you can sand the top surface
to kinda rough it up a bit, so I just use my nail file to do that, and then you wanna
clean it with some rubbing alcohol…which if you’re a Polymer Clayer, you should have
around, I’m just gonna clean it first. And then what you do is you put on the base
coat, and it’s really easy to use, don’t get it…don’t shake it or anything, you’ll get
bubbles all trapped in it, so you don’t want that, but you just want to… and you wanna
put on a really thin coat, and it’s really important not to touch your skin, not that
it’s gonna hurt it or anything, it’s just that if you have it touching your skin, it’ll
peel away from that spot really easily, I know this because that’s what happened to
me when I was testing this out, so don’t get it all over your cuticles, don’t get it all
over your skin, wipe things up, and then to set the base coat, all you have to do is put
it in your UV Lamp. Now this one has a little timer on it, and
I just have to push it and it goes for exactly 2 minutes, if you have a LED Lamp, I guess
it’s only like 30 seconds or something, I’ve never seen one of those lamps, but you nail
people would know what that’s all about. So this is kinda fun for me because we already
are using this with the Polymer Clay with the resin, now I can have nice nails, and
then we can do some combining with the UV Gel and the Polymer Clay Nail Art slices and
things. So this takes another minute or so, so I’ll
come back to you when it’s done. Okay, it just clicked off, so now, this part
is set, but it’ll have a bit of a sticky residue on it, all you have to do is just wipe that
off with your rubbing alcohol, which is something you wouldn’t think you could do but that’s
how that works, and then you have this shiny base coat, and then you add the top coat,
do exactly the same thing, I won’t do that ‘cause it won’t…just takes a little
bit of time, you just put the top coat on and you can put one or two top coats. If you wanted to put color, what you would
do is the one base…one layer of base, and then two or three layers of the color depending
on, you know how thick you put it on there, and then you would put one to two coats of
the top coat, and each time you would cure it in between, and wipe it off with the rubbing
alcohol, and then you’ve got this really beautiful finish that’s really durable, I’m excited
about that, but what makes me really excited is its potential use with Polymer Clay. Now, like I said, I’m not a nail artist, that
I will work on, because I have the potential, I have all the tools and all the things, now
I just will have to work on the design. But I first wanted to test to see if the nail
gel was going to be compatible with Polymer Clay, now most nail polishes…the regular
kind is not compatible with Polymer Clay, it eats at it, becomes sticky and it’s a problem,
but this UV cured one is a different formula, so I wanted to test to make sure it would
work and it is compatible, though you would wanna use it only for specific situations. Okay, so this is a little baked doughnut of
Polymer Clay, it’s kind of a cabochon thing, and I covered it in the UV Gel, did a base
coat and then a top coat and cured it, now it’s on there really nicely, it looks like
it’s going to be durable. The only thing is that if you have an exposed
edge… now I do somewhere on here, like I didn’t wrap it around the backside, I just
did the topside, on…if you’ve got an exposed edge where something can get at it, it will
peel off. So like right here, you can see I can just… I would be able to pull it right off of there,
so this… even though it’s compatible with it, it isn’t gonna be the most durable for
some situations, unless the entire bead is completely surrounded. If it’s a pendant or something like that
where you’re not getting a lot of wear at it, you’re not gonna scratch it or chip it,
what you could do is coat the top side, cure it, coat the back side, cure it, and make
sure that both sides…like there’s no exposed edges, like wrap it right around, make sure
it’s completely wrapped around, then it would be fairly durable. I wouldn’t use it on a ring or a bracelet
or something like that where it could eventually get chipped because it looks like it will
definitely separate from the clay and peel off, so whether or not it’s a best use for
jewelry, I don’t know. But for nails, it’s a little bit different
situation because you can do a few different things, okay so when I was telling you about
it peeling right off if it’s too thick, here is a little piece of the UV Resin that I had
had on my nail and what I had done was I had put a base coat on, and then I put one layer
of top coat on, and then I stuck… while the top coat was still wet, I stuck a bunch
of glitter into it, and then I cured it and then I put another top coat on. But I did it in a really thick kind of globby
manner, and what happened was, it was on for a day or so, it looked good, and then I took
a bath and water probably got in around the edges and it just sorta came off in one solid
piece, so I thought I would show you that, and how that looks if it comes off in one
piece. And in a different situation I’ve got here… I used, you know those blank false nails that
you can buy… and I just got a bunch of cheap ones at the dollar store, I wanted to get
them for practicing on, so what I did with this one is I put a base coat down, cured
it and then I put a slice of raw Polymer Clay, and here’s one in the Poinsettia pattern,
I cut it off, put it on to the nail, stretched it around, trimmed it, then I put a layer
of a top coat on, baked it…or did the cure in the oven or the lamp there, and then put
another top coat on, and I wrapped it around the edges, and this has been on here for about
4 weeks. It is not peeling, it’s not doing anything
that would be a problem, so it would be quite durable, the only downside to having the raw
clay underneath is it’s a soft surface and I can see there are actual dents that are
happening, though they’re not getting damaged. As far as wearing a pair of nails for a couple
of weeks, they would be perfect and quite a cool look. Now a little bit more durable option was I
put a base coat on, then I sponged on….I don’t know. I was trying to be fancy, and I sponged on
some of this Pink color, and then I put…cured it all of course, did a top coat layer, and
then put a bunch of little…of the Fimo Art slices, and a video or so ago… or a few
videos ago, I showed you how to slice these tiny little Polymer Clay canes. You can see the little tiny slices here, I
showed you how to slice them really thin for the nail art, and what I did was add the little
slices to a wet base of a topcoat and then cured it, and then put another couple of coats
of the topcoat on top and cured it again, and it looks like it’s gonna look really good,
as far as the design goes, I’m not totally sure…that’s something I’m gonna have to
work on, but the effect and the toughness of it, is all good, so that is compatible.And
then here’s kind of a combo of the two, I used some… a raw slice of a Rainbow cane
I made, and then after I put a couple topcoats on and cured them, I put a baked slice of
the Rose Cane on top and did the cure, and that looks like it works too. So I am really encouraged about using this
with Polymer Clay, though like I said I probably wouldn’t use it in like a bead or a jewelry
form too much, just because it could eventually chip and peel away, which we don’t want, but
in a more temporary purpose like for nail art, it’s really a great, great product, and
of course, for your own nails it’s a great product, so I’m excited about that. And now from now on, you should be able…you
will probably see some much nicer, shinier nails on me in the tutorials. So I hope you enjoyed that, and for all of
you that have seen this video through us, Madam Glam has an offer for you of 30% off,
and we’ve got the link with the code there at our site, so you can just click the link
and you can go straight there and find out… get that code, the discount code for the 30%
off. So I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and if
you did…or it’s kind of a tutorial and demo, and if you did, do let us know. And if you’ve had experience with UV Gels
on Polymer Clay, or any of the other kind of nail polishes and stuff, do leave a comment
I’d love to hear your stories. And don’t forget we have a great resource
over at where you can use the search box and find answers to all
of your Polymer Clay questions. We’ll see you next time and bye for now.


  • redhotsweetpotatoe says:

    @PolymerClayTutor  FYI:  Thoughts you'd want to know that neither the link in the video nor the down box worked right for me.  It just went to your blog and said 'Page not found". 

  • Grace Lautier says:

    Where is the christmas sweater cane you promised im gonna unsubscribe if you dont tell me where it is because you promised me youd do it then you havnt done it @PolymerClayTutor @Cindy Lietz @Doug Lietz

  • Debora Esteves says:

    You pay like 9.99 for each of the tutorial series they on her blog

  • Neon Unicorn says:

    Four weeks! WowMy nail polish always chips and peels. Got go try this.

  • Sandra Davis says:

    Extraordinary tutorial . Thank you. #1111111111111111111111111111

  • Peg Carter says:

    Wish I could wear that stuff. I spent $150+ for the lamp and all the supplies and it peels off in a day or so. Now I'm not badmouthing the product because my daughter and I are the only ones I know who have this problem. Everyone else loves it. I'm told my nails are too dry. Cindy…careful how you file your nails. Only file in 1 direction. Sawing them weakens the  nails. At least I already have the lamp and I use it with the UV resin.

  • SelfmadeJeweiry Sensations says:

    hi Cindy
    I'm a farly new polymer clay jewelry maker mostly earring and I am looking into getting a new pasta machine and was wondering your thoughts on  your pasta machine and if it worth the money you spent and how is it holding up with the polymer clay
     I currently have and amaco pasta machine and I found that it wasn't all that good
    I would love to hear your thoughts
    thank you,alexa

  • PolymerClayTutor says:

    + SelfmadeJeweiry Sensations I love my Atlas just as much now as the day I bought it!

  • carolyn myers says:

    Cindy, I like the idea of decorating the false nails and then glueing them on. You should not put your hands in that UV machine. We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from UVA & UVB. And we use sunscreen to protect out skin. What is protecting your hands in that machine. I would think that you could get Cancer from regular use. You might want to ask your Dermatoligist what they think. 

  • DeeEll86442 says:

    Hi Cindy, I never thought of using my UV nail polish on my polymer clay. This seems like something that could use more testing to see if there are other ways to use it. Just a little info for you among other things I am a professional nail artist, and something that you may not know is that any kind of nail polish will last for many weeks of fake nails. However, on natural nails they may not depending on your nails and how often you have your hands in water and such. Some people have oilier nails other people which will make your polish flake faster.
    A trick I use is when you get ready to paint your nails clean off any excess oils before adding a base coat. Oraly makes this stuff called Bonder that you put on as a base coat before your polish to make it stay on longer. Then add your polish and a good top coat. Oh, and make sure when you paint your nails you paint over the edge to help keep the polish from lifting. I hope this helps. Take care, Dee

  • Thegabster82 says:

    If you do multiple layers do NOT clean of the sticky residu in between layers! Just after the topcoat when you are done clean the sticky residu off nith rubbing alcohol. You filed the nail before aplying to make it cling on to the nail. The sticky layer does the same thing for the next layer so if you clean it in between it won't attach very well and can chip off the other layer.

  • SomeoneElse says:

    Sooooo cool!

  • Julie Blake says:

    You may not be a 'nail person' but you did a really thorough review and tutorial. Thank you! Julie

  • Shannyface87 says:

    Can you use regular nail polish with a UV/Led lamp?

  • TechSupport100 says:

    My first criticism of any of your videos.  As a guy, I can't believe we're 8 minutes into this video and still talking about nails instead of using the product on polymer clay, which is what the video is supposed to be about.  Maybe this should have been 2 videos.

  • Tina McDonald says:

    Was wondering if you've tried the "gel Builder", i.e. the thick dimensional UV resin to accent any polymer clay pieces, or if you've tried any other thicker UV resin than Magic GLoss/Ultradome

  • Miri Kira says:

    I am a nail tech and I want to actually make nail art out of clay. I understand you have to bake the clay. Is there any clay that cures under uv or led light? Sorry, I am very new to this.

  • Natasha Powers says:

    Cindy!!! Please don't remove the gel polish this way!!! By scraping it like that you can remove layers of your natural nail. Once or twice won't do too much damage, but repeatedly it will cause your natural nails to thin out and become weak. Please soak the polish off. Use small squares of tin foil wrapped around an acetone soaked cotton and let the soak for at least 10 minutes and then use a wood cuticle stick to gently push the polish off. DON'T SCRAPE with METAL!!! Of course there are going to be people that say they scrape or peel with no problems. But it CAN damage your nails and you're better safe than sorry. BTW, I'm a licensed nail tech in the state of Illinois.

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