Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Apply Gel Nails Step By Step?

Written by Tara

Cure (by placing all fingers) in the UV Lamp for 1 minute or LED lamp for 30 seconds. Apply Gel Polish Color in a very thin application from cuticle to free edge. Be sure to seal the edges. Place hand in an UV light for 3 minutes for dark colors or 2 minute for light colors.

This will keep polish from pooling at the cuticle of your thumbs.

  1. Gently remove sureface oils with buffer. Roll polish bottle in palms of hands.
  2. Apply a thin coat of Base Coat. Remove any excess from cuticle.
  3. Cure for 30 seconds under LED lamp. Apply a thin coat of Color.
  4. Apply cleanse product to remove residue.

Generally Can you put gel nail polish directly on nails? Yes, you can use a gel polish on top of another gel polish. A gel-ception. The same rules apply – you will need to make sure that you paint over the colour underneath to avoid it looking messy and unprofessional. If you are using gel polish, be sure to use a UV lamp to cure the polish and lock it in place.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can I use gel polish without a UV light?

You can successfully use your beloved gel nail polishes without a UV light, whether you’re applying them on top of acrylic nails or use gel nail polish on your natural nails.

Do you wipe gel nails between coats?

So, essentially every layer you use in a gel manicure will remain sticky until you’ve either wiped it over to remove the residue, or you’ve cleverly skipped that stage and use a gel top designed to leave your choke gel manicure smooth, glossy without any stickiness. A no wipe top coat is exactly what it says it is.

What is the order for gel nails?

Adjust the size and shape of the nail tip as needed. Buff and clean the surface, then apply your gel polish as usual. Start with a base coat, then add at least two layers of color, curing each coat as it is applied. Before applying the top coat, wipe off the tacky surface, buff the top layer of color, and clean it.

How long does gel polish take to dry?

Gel nail polish dried with a UV drying lamp – when using a UV dryer, the initial base coat will take around 60 – 90 seconds to dry, followed by a further 60 – 90 seconds for the topcoat.

Do you have to use base and top coat for gel nails?

Does gel polish need a top coat? Yes!You should always use a Bluesky Top Coat after applying your colour gel polish. The Top Coat provides the seal for your gel manicure, and helps greatly in preventing chips and cracks to your newly manicured nails.

Why does my gel polish peel off?

Gel polish peels off in one piece result from incomplete curing of one or more gel polish layers on a nail. These uncured gel layers can be the base coat, gel color, or both, will not adhere properly to the nail and cause the gel polish to come loose as a whole piece.

Can I use regular top coat over gel polish?

Can you use regular top coat with gel polish? Yes, you can. You can put regular top coat over cured gel top coat for a couple of reasons. After you got your gel manicure done and your gel polish is not shinny for some reasons, you can put regular top coat over your cured gel polish to make it shine again.

How long should you cure gel polish?

The curing time for the gel polish base coat is 5 to 30 seconds, gel polish color should cure for 30 to 45 seconds for each layer, and gel polish top coat should cure no longer than 60 seconds. Curing gel polish longer than recommended time turns it into a solid, and it will be difficult to remove later.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!