Bluesky Auctions

Bluesky Auctions

 

How To Bid

  1. Read the Auction Terms of Sale before bidding. Closing times may change during bidding, so it is important that you are familiar with our closing procedure.
  2. To place a bid go to the auction section on the shop page, click on the item on auction. If an item has not received its opening bid, you may bid that amount or any higher amount. If the item already has an opening bid, the screen will show the next acceptable bid (10% above the current bid amount). You may also call us at 021 551 4240 to place bids by phone if you prefer.
  3. For each item, you may enter the lowest acceptable bid OR you may enter your confidential MAXIMUM bid. A MAXIMUM bid may be any amount. If you enter your maximum bid, it will be executed at the lowest amount possible, but if you are outbid, Bluesky Cosmetics will bid on your behalf as needed, to keep you as the high bidder up to the maximum amount you specify. An email will be sent if your maximum is exceeded. Eg. If an item has an opening bid of R100, and you are prepared to go up to R250, you can put the bid in of R250 and our system will then bid on your behalf up and till the maximum bid of R250. So if no one else bids you will get the item for the opening bid of R100 even though you put in the maximum bid of R250. If however there were other bidders interested in the same item and they put in a bid of R110, the system would automatically put in a bid of R120 for you, and this would happen up to the maximum bid that you had originally put in. So if someone put in a bid for R250, you would automatically win as your bid would take preference over the theirs as it was done after yours, however if they then put in a bid of R260, they would be the winning bid. The increments of each auction may differ so the amount that is bid on your behalf will be done according to the increments of that specific item. 
  4. Invoices are mailed to all bidders on the close of the auction. Telephone inquiries about winning bids can answered at 021 551 4240 during working hours, Mon – Fri 08:30 – 17:00.
  5. We ship in the order paid—first in, first out. Thus, we begin charging orders as instructed by customers during the auction and continue to fill orders as they are paid. Without exception, all special requests for “Rush Delivery” will incur a charge of R185.00 plus any additional shipping fee associated with the expedited shipment. Overall, our goal is to ship all orders within 3 business days of payment. Allow 7 days  from the day you send payment before calling to check on the status of your order.

Bluesky Gel Polish Application with Video

HOW TO APPLY BLUESKY GEL POLISH



Set Up

  • Choose a flat surface indoors where you can see clearly. Ensure you are not in direct sunlight as the product is sensitive to sunlight.
  • Cover the area you intend to use to avoid any damage that could be caused by spillages.
  • Lay out all the contents of the kit on your chosen surface so that everything is accessible.
  • Plug in your Bluesky Lamp

Prep

  • Wash and thoroughly dry your hands
  • Use your Bluesky Nail File to file the edge of your nails to your desired shape
  • Buff your nails gently with your Bluesky Nail Buffer
  • Pay special attention to the cuticle area and sides of the nails, these areas are where lifting may occur due to poor preparation


Cleanse

  • Use your Bluesky Cleanser Wipes to prepare and clean the nails

Apply Base Coat

  • Choose which hand you will manicure first
  • Apply a thin, even layer of Bluesky Base Coat to all four fingers and thumb, capping the ends of the nails, do not touch the skin around the nail or the cuticle


Cure

  • Place hand in Bluesky Nail Lamp, turn on and choose 30 second timer
  • After 30 seconds the lamp will turn itself off, your base coat is cured, however it will still be tacky as it creates a sticky layer for your colour coat to attach to, so avoid touching the nails
Apply Colour Coat & Cure

  • Choose your shade from the colours included in your kit
  • Apply the colour in the same way as the Base Coat, the layer should be very thin and cap the end of the nail, avoiding the cuticle and sides of the nail
  • Place hand under Bluesky Lamp and switch on, this time choose the 60 second timer
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you are happy with the depth of colour, 2 coats of colour are recommended however 1 coat will give a sheer look whilst 3 coats will give a very solid depth of colour


Apply Top Coat & Cure

  • Apply a thin, even layer of Bluesky Top Coat to all four fingers and thumb capping the ends of the nails, do not touch the skin around the nail or the cuticle
  • Place hand under Bluesky Lamp and switch on, this time choose the 60 second timer

Shine & Enjoy!

  • Once cured, the nails will still have a tacky layer on them, this is normal
  • Use your Bluesky Cleanser Wipes to remove the tacky layer and create your high shine finish!

 


Can Shellac / Gel Polish be used without a UV / LED Lamp?

Plain and simple answer is not at all. Gel and Shellac type polishes are cured and not dried by the UV / LED lamps that are used. This means that it does't matter how long you left this polish on your nails, without curing it would take weeks to dry.

How do you apply and remove the Gel / Shellac polish?

Instructions on how to apply and remove Bluesky Shellac™:

PLEASE NOTE: YOU NEED A UV/ LED LAMP TO DRY THE SHELLAC POLISH!!!

Curing time for each layer will depend on the strength of your lamp

LED: 3watt – 2min; 12watt – 1min; 48watt – 30 seconds. UV: 36watt – 2min

NOTE: Do not remove the sticky residue left by each layer until the end as this helps the layers to adhere better to the nail.

      Application:

  • Step 1: Sanitise, prep and push back cuticles
  • Step 2: Gently remove the shine from the nails by using a 100/180 buffer in the direction of nail growth
  • Step 3: Apply Bluesky Base Coat in a THIN application from cuticle to free edges and seal the edges of the nail.
  • Step 4: Place hand in: LED UV Lamp for 60 seconds; or UV Lamp for 2 minutes
  • Step 5: Apply Bluesky Shellac Colour in a THIN application from cuticle to free edges and seal the edges of the nail.
  • Step 6: Place hand in: LED UV Lamp for 60 seconds; or UV Lamp for 2 minutes
  • Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 & 6
  • Step 8: Apply Bluesky Top Coat in a THIN application from cuticle to free edges and seal the edges of the nail.
  • Step 9: Place hand in: LED UV Lamp for 60 seconds; or UV Lamp for 2 minutes
  • Step 10: Wipe off the tacky layer with at least 99% isopropyl alcohol for a durable, shiny finish.

      Soaking Off:

  • Step 1: Use 180 grit file. Gently file the surface of the gel polish to break the seal and remove the shine.
  • Step 2: Saturate a small piece of cotton wool in 100% Acetone and place onto each nail. Cover each finger tip with foil and wrap tightly. Leave on for a minimum of 15 minutes before removing.
  • Step 3: Remove foil one finger at a time, and gently remove the polish, using an orange stick.
  • Step 4: Use 220/280 buffer to lightly buff surface of nail.
  • Step 5: Apply hand and nail nourish cuticle oil.

Storing of Bluesky Shellac™:

Please store your polish in a cool (22°), dark cupboard avoiding exposure to direct sunlight.

Ingredients:

Polyurethane Acrylate Oligomer 50-60%, Special Acrylate Oligomer 20-30%, Ethylene Glycol Methacrylate 10-20%; Photoinitiator 5-10%; Pigment 8-10%

Safety Warnings:

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Each bottle contains:

10ml Bluesky Shellac™ Polish
 
Bluesky Shellac™ is the amazing nail coating that lasts for a minimum of 14 days. A range of over 300 colours gives you a colour to match your every mood. Bright, bold and created to give you beautiful nails that will not chip, peel or scratch for at least 14 days. Bluesky Shellac™ is a brand of hybrid nail coating that goes on as easily as nail polish and yet remains flawless for a minimum of 14 days with the correct application. Bluesky Shellac™ is manufactured under strict conditions and all colours are European and British safety standards approved. MSDS sheets are available on request. Bluesky Shellac™ like all Shellac products requires a specific process for optimum efficiency. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Bluesky Shellac™ requires the use of Base Coat and Top Coat.

Is your top and base really universal?

Our latest 15ml  Universal Base and No-Wipe Top coat has just arrived and it works with all brands of UV Gel, Shellac, Gelish and any other 3 step system available in the market place. We are also happy to announce that it is the least Hypoallergenic product you will find and that we are excited to now make it available to all our loyal customers.

It is also Hypo-Allergenic and we offer a 100% no questions asked, money back guarantee to all our customers if they are at all dis-satisfied with the product.

Submit your questions here.