Today I am excited to introduce you all to the latest in technology for gel lamps. I know what you must be thinking what could be so great or different about a new lamp?, but leave it to the folks over at CND to come out with something revolutionary. Introducing the CND LED Lamp featuring 3C Technology.
"Cures all 5 fingers (or toes) in half the time, CND's 3C Technology optimizes light, energy, and time for maximum shine and long wear, uses optic mirrors to target exposure to the nail" according to the ad.
The machine is designed to work exclusively to cure CND Shellac and Brisa gels, however I have tried the machine out with many different brands of gels without having any issues.
Some of the features of this lamp that set it apart from its competitors:
- no bulb replacement ever!!
- acetone resistant, a major plus!!!!
- zero assembly is required
- its super quite
- very lightweight and portable
- it is very e.z. to use, and self explanatory with the labeled numbered step buttons- 1 ,2 , 3
- there are grooves for fingers/ toes to ensure proper placement
- highly compact and not bulky at all
- features a very cool and unique, almost "space like" design; by far the best looking and creative design for a lamp out on the market in my opinion.
Also a major new bit of technology introduced with this lamp is the Pulse. Pulse, or blink curing if you will, was developed exclusively by CND to help clients who feel heat when they first cure their gels. If a client has a thin nail plate, they have a tendency to feel an exothermic reaction as the gel starts to cure, meaning their finger gets hot and the clients gets very uncomfortable. In order to prevent this, CND's lamp pulses on and off for 10 seconds, specifically to prevent the spike in heat from occurring and to ensure a gradual yet complete cure.
What do the different buttons on the machine represent?
1. This is for your base coat. The lamp will pulse on & off for 10 seconds.
2B. For Brisa gel. The lamp pulses for 10 seconds, and then stays on constant for a remaining 50 seconds.
2S. For Shellac. The lamp illuminates for a constant 60 seconds.
3. For Top coat. The lamp pulses for 10 seconds, and then stays on constant for the remaining 50 seconds.
I personally Love this machine and highly recommend it. This the lamp I am presently using on all of my clients in my salon, and they too love it, and always think it looks super "cool".
The only down side I have to mention, is it makes a beep when it's done curing. Although it doesn't bother me or my clients, I was however doggy sitting recently, and whenever the machine beeped, the dog would bark and run to the front door. I assume it's the pitch of the beep that made the dog crazy. Needless to say, the sound shouldn't be a make or break in your decision to invest in the lamp. I highly recommend it, and am sure even our little furry companions will learn to deal with the brief beep.
The lamp is out and available now for purchase.
For more information on CND, check them out online: http://www.cnd.com/