How To Apply Gel Nail Polish at Home (4 Steps) | Styleberry

Step 1: Prep the nail.

Trim, file and buff nails for a clean and dry surface. Push back the cuticle. Remove shine from the natural nail with a file or a drill, especially around the cuticle and edges of the nail. Use brush remove dust and clean.

(*Before opening the bottle, roll the bottle between your hands back and forth to gently mix.)

Step 2: Apply the base coat.

Apply thin base coat, cure under UV/LED lamp for 60-90 seconds.

Step 3: Apply the colour gel.

Apply 1st thin layer of Styleberry colour gel polish - cure. (60 seconds)

Apply 2nd layer of Styleberry colour gel polish - cure. (60 seconds)

Apply 3rd layer of Styleberry colour gel polish if needed - cure. (60 seconds)
*When applying colour, wipe excess gel with brush before applying strokes.


Step 4: Apply the top coat.

Finish off with a layer of top coat, cure under UV/LED lamp for 90-120 seconds.
- Do not apply too much of the base coat or top coat and, the thinner, the better, otherwise it will get the gel shrunk and peeled off. 



Chip or peel off easily?

1. Remove the cuticle, trim the edge, polish your nails, ensure your nails are completely dry, clean and oil-free.

2. Avoid to apply the gel to skin or cuticle

3. Remember to cap the nail edge. (Apply gel to the edge of each nail to seal the gel with the brush horizontally to avoid chipping.)

Not dry?

Check your cure lamp and pay attention to the curing time. UV lamp for 120 seconds, LED lamp for 60 seconds.

How to remove? 

1. Lightly buff off the shine from the top of nails using a nail buffer.

2.Soak a cotton ball or pad with nail gel remover and place on top of each nail.

3. Wrap the nail with aluminium foil or any nail wrap to secure and allow the remover to soak.

4. Soak for a minimum of 15 minutes.

5. Remove cotton and foils one at a time and gently push off gel using a removal wand. The gel should come off easily without much effort. If necessary, re-saturate cotton and rewrap finger and soak for 5 more minutes.

6. Lightly buff nails again once all gel is removed.

Tips

We suggest you use a nail strengthener (after the base coat) for an extra layer of strength.

The softer the nail the easier they peel. We suggest you use a nail file or nail prep dehydrator (before the base coat) to ensure your nails are completely dry, clean and oil-free.

It's important to avoid the skin and cuticle area otherwise it will peel off easily The thinner the better when it comes to applying all the steps. If it is too thick it could wrinkle and peel off easily.

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