Base Coat application guide

  • Start by removing any nail polish or any impurities on the surface of the natural nail using 100% pure acetone on a lint-free pad.
  • Then start by pushing the cuticles back and removing any dead skin/cuticle that may be on the surface of the nail plate.
  • Gently file over the natural nail with 180 grit file to remove the surface shine.
  • File the free edge into the desired shape (moving in a one-way direction to ensure no damage is caused).
  • Brush off any dust using a dusting brush.
  • Wipe over the nail plate in a backwards motion (towards the cuticle) with pure acetone to remove any excess dust/ oils.
  • Use a dehydrator and an acid-free primer to prep the nail ( this step is not essential however for maximum adhesion this step can help).
  • Choose your desired base coat ( please see below for our range of base coats)
  • Rubber base – Recommended for clients with weaker nails, rubber base coat Is perfect for added strength and for an LBG application.
  • 2in1 base – this is the perfect base coat to ensure long-lasting colour gel nails, the consistency of this gel is thinner however will work alongside the colour gel for longer lasting nails.
  • Tulip rubber base – Recommended to use as a base coat for lighter colours, this nude base coat will help lighter / pastel colours become more opaque. This will also provide the same benefits as our regular rubber base.
  • White rubber base – Recommended to use as a base coat for lighter colours, this white base coat will help lighter / pastel colours become more opaque. This will also provide the same benefits as our regular rubber base.
  • Apply a thin layer of your chosen base coat ( from the cuticle to the free edge ) ensure the free edge is fully capped.
  • Cure under a UV/LED lamp for 60 seconds in a 48w lamp (some lamps may differ)
  • You will now be ready for the next stage of your application.