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December 22, 2021 By author

What Do You Need For The Gel Manicure At Home?

The gel manicure is a very popular choice in many salons today. What this means is that they offer a clear, strong, and durable polish that will last for weeks without chipping or peeling. What is even better about this manicure is that you can do it at home! Yes, you can do just as good of a job as the professionals. 

What Do You Need For The Gel Manicure At Home? 

In fact, you may even find that it is very easy to do your own gel nails at home yourself. It does take some time and practice, but if you have the right tools, you can have beautiful nails for weeks at a time. Here is a list of things you need to do a gel manicure at home.

Before starting the nail art, you need to prepare the most important gel nail polish. I usually use Chinese BLUESKY gel nail polish. Their nail polish is beautiful and easy to apply. Even a novice can be perfect. They have many types of gel nail polishes, suitable for all styles.

With the gel nail polish, we can start doing nail art. There are 7 steps to do nail art:

  1. Cleanser: 

Use a non-acetone-based cleanser to remove the old polish off your nails, so that new polish could stick better onto them.

  1. Nail Filer:

First, you need to file your nails. It is quite important to choose a nail file that fits your nails well. You can file the nails in different shapes and thicknesses. Using a nail file, you can make your nails smooth until they are suitable for a manicure.

  1. Nail Buffer:

Buffing means removing any imperfections on the nail surface. So when you buff up your nails, you need to use a buffer. The buffer will make sure there are no scratches or other imperfections on the nail surface which makes it easier for applying a gel coat.

  1. Topcoat: 

Use a top coat that is designed to make your manicure last longer and avoid smudges. Otherwise, it would make your polish lifting within a couple of days.

  1. Basecoat: 

Use a base coat to protect your nail from staining or discoloration. It also ensures that your nail polish will stay on longer and prevents chipping.

  1. Nail Polish: 

Choose a nail polish of good quality in different colors that you like.

  1. UV Lamp: 

The UV lamp is used for curing the gel manicure kit after using these steps below, so you can enjoy the beautiful nails for several weeks without chipping and smudging.