Sunday, 11 March 2012

Gelish DIY

What you will need 


Acetone 
Nail File 
Cuticle Stick 
Lint Free Wipes 
Buffer 
UV Lamp
Harmony Nail Prep PH Bond
Gelish Foundation Gel
Gelish Pink Smoothie
Gelish Top It Off  




Step 1 - You will need to start with clean nails. First file them into the shape you would like and next gently push back your cuticles. Next just gently buff your nails and wipe them with acetone to ensure all oil and dust has been removed. 



Step 2 - First you need to apply one coat of Harmony Nail Prep PH Bond. This just dehydrates the nail plate which aids in the application of the gel. There is no need to cure this coat under the UV light.



Step 3 - Next apply one coat of Gelish Foundation Gel. When applying the foundation gel it is important to apply a very very thin layer and also ensuring none of it touch your cuticles or the skin surrounding your nail as if it does it will make your manicure more lightly to chip. Also give the free edge of each nail a light coating of the gel as this will also help prevent chipping. You then have to cure this coat for 1 minute under a UV light or 30 seconds if you have a LED light.



Step 4 - Now you can apply your first coat of colour (I am using Pink Smoothie) You apply this in the same manner you would apply nail varnish but as before make sure your apply a thin coat and avoid getting product on your skin and also remember to coat the free edge of your nails. When you have applied your first coat of colour you will have to cure it once again under the UV light for 1 minute. 




Step 5 - Next simple apply another coat of your colour and cure once again for 1 minute under your UV light.




Step 6 - Nearly there, now you just have to apply one final coat of the Gelish Top It Off using the same methods as the above steps and cure once again for 1 minute.


 

Step 7 - Finally you just have to wipe your nails with rubbing alcohol to remove the tackiness and you are good to go.

The result 


It takes a good few practices to get the hang of it and create the perfect manicure. I still can not get mine to last me the entire 2 weeks so I definitely need more practice but it lasts longer than a normal manicure and I find my nails grow longer with the gel on. I am going to try and sandwich a normal nail varnish colour in between the foundation coat and top coat and see how I get on with that. I will let you know if it is a successful mission. If you have any questions feel free to ask me in the comments below xxx 
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