Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Apply Gel Polish Step By Step?

Written by Tara

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. Then apply and cure your top coat, ensuring a lasting seal.

Application

  1. Prepare nails by cleaning the nails or removing old nail polish.
  2. Push back the cuticle and clean the surrounding nail plate.
  3. Shape the nails with 180/240 grit nail file.
  4. Buff nail lightly with nail buffer block.
  5. Remove the dust and wipe the nail with Nail Cleanser using a lint-free wipe.

Generally Can you do gel nails by yourself? The good news? You don’t actually need to visit a salon in order to have a professional-level set of gels. Sure, doing your own may seem more intimidating than a traditional mani, but with a bit of practice and the right tools, a near-indestructible manicure of your own doing is totally achievable.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What happens if you use gel nail polish without UV light?

Use Non-UV Gel Polish For example, OPI gel nail polish does not require a UV light. It simply goes on like regular nail polish and will dry like normal nail polish.

Is it worth doing gel nails at home?

Also, both methods take some practice to get right, but I personally think the UV curing process is easier and works a bit better. If you don’t mind spending a little extra time on your manicure, an at-home gel manicure may be a great alternative and can certainly save you some money versus going to the salon.

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.

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.

How many coats of gel polish should I use?

Jin Soon, a NYC-based manicurist, recommends up to three coats of nail polish for full color coverage and a smooth, finished look. If you apply more than three coats in one sitting, the application will be prone to clumping off in one piece, almost like a shell she says.

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.

How long does it take to dry gel nail polish without UV light?

You don’t need a lamp for this gel nail polish; simply let your colour dry for two minutes before you apply a second coat for an opaque finish.

How can I do gel nails at home without UV light?

Thankfully, there are alternative ways to cure gel polish with less UV exposure. While only an LED lamp can cure your polish as quickly and effectively as a UV light, using a non-UV gel polish, applying a drying agent, or soaking your nails in ice water could work as well.

Are gel nails better than acrylic?

Acrylic and gel nails are artificial nail enhancements done in place of natural nails. Gel nails tend to provide a more glossy and natural look whereas acrylic are more sturdy and durable as compared to gel. Comparison chart.

Acrylic Nails Gel Nails
Durability Lasts longer than gel nails. Up to 14 days

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.

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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!