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Base Coat application guide

  1. Cleanse: Start by eliminating any existing nail polish or impurities on the natural nail. Use 100% pure acetone applied on a lint-free pad for a thorough cleanse.

  2. Cuticle Care: Gently push the cuticles back and remove any dead skin or cuticle on the surface of the nail plate. This ensures a clean canvas for your application.

  3. Buffing: With a 180-grit nail file, lightly file over the natural nail to remove the surface shine. This step enhances the adhesion of the gel.

  4. Shaping: File the free edge of the nail into your desired shape, moving the file in one direction to prevent damage.

  5. Dusting: Brush off any filing dust using a dusting brush to keep the nail surface clean.

  6. De-greasing: Wipe over the nail plate with pure acetone in a backward motion (towards the cuticle) to remove any remaining dust or oils.

  7. Prepping: Although optional, using a dehydrator and an acid-free primer can maximize adhesion for a longer-lasting effect.

  8. Base Coat Selection:

    • Rubber Base: Ideal for clients with weaker nails, offering added strength and suitability for LBG applications.
    • 2 in1 Base: A thinner consistency base coat designed for enduring color gel nails.
    • Tulip Rubber Base: Best for lighter colors, making pastels more opaque while providing the same benefits as the regular rubber base.
    • White Rubber Base: Similar to the Tulip base, it enhances the opacity of light colors and offers the same advantages as the regular rubber base.
  9. Application: Apply a thin layer of your chosen base coat from the cuticle to the free edge, ensuring to cap the free edge. This step is crucial for preventing lifting and ensuring longevity.

  10. Curing: Cure the base coat under a UV/LED lamp for 60 seconds, using a 48w lamp. Note that lamp specifications may vary.