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How Do You Do Gel Nail Polish At Home?

Written by Tara

Before you attempt an at-home gel mani, you need to make sure you have the right supplies. You’ve got two options: You can buy a gel nail kit online, or you can buy all the pieces separately. You’ll need a UV or LED lamp, a cuticle oil, a nail buff, a top coat, a base coat, and gel nail polish to get started.

How to Do Your Own Gel Nails At Home: 8 Easy Steps

  1. Prep Your Nails. (Source: Oprah)
  2. Apply Cuticle Oil. (Source: Pexels)
  3. Buff Your Nails. (Source: News Chant)
  4. Wipe Your Nails with Rubbing Alcohol. (Source: Pexels)
  5. Apply Base Coat. (Source: S&L Beauty)
  6. Apply Gel Polish. (Source: S&L Beauty)
  7. Apply the Top Coat.
  8. After Care.

Generally 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How can I apply gel nail polish at home without UV light?

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.

How long does it take for gel nail polish to dry 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.

What is the difference between gel nail polish and regular nail polish?

What’s the difference between gel polish and regular polish? The main difference between a gel manicure and regular manicure is that gel polish needs to be cured using a UV or LED lamp in order to stick to your nails, whereas regular polish adheres by air drying.

Why do my gel nails peel off?

The gel top coat usually peels off if it isn’t cured properly, or has been applied over a colour gel or acrylic nails that have been wiped down with isopropyl alcohol. Each layer of gel is sticky and bonds to the next one, so if the tacky layer is removed, the next layer of polish will not adhere and peel off.

Can you air dry gel nail polish?

A lot of people wonder whether they can simply allow their gel nail polish to air dry. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Oxygen gets in the way of curing gel nails. The air will stop the molecules in the gel from binding together and hardening, and this is why you simply cannot let gel nails air dry.

Why do my gel nails peel off after one day?

Your nails aren’t dehydrated enough. Water will make your nails expand. If you apply polish on a nail that has too much moisture, it can chip and peel sooner than it should. This is one reason why nail techs will apply nail polish remover or alcohol right before applying the gel polish.

How long do gel nails take to dry?

Apply a thin coat over the whole nail, then cure each nail under a UV lamp or LED light to dry it. You’ll want to cure your base coat for at least 30 seconds to a minute before continuing to ensure that it has thoroughly dried.

How can I make my phone into a UV light?

Directions:

  1. Rip off a small piece of tape (fold some of it over to make a tab for easy clean up later) and place the piece of tape over the camera light on the phone.
  2. With the blue marker, color the portion of tape over the light.
  3. Place another piece of tape over the first.

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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!