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Coloured & Glitter Gels Application Guide

Stage 1: Nail Preparation

  1. Cleanse: Begin with a clean slate by removing any existing polish or impurities using 100% pure acetone on a lint-free pad.
  2. Cuticle Care: Push back and remove any dead skin or cuticle on the nail plate to ensure a smooth application surface.
  3. Buffing: Use a 180-grit file to gently remove the natural nail's surface shine, prepping it for better gel adhesion.
  4. Shaping: File the free edge into your desired shape, moving in one direction to prevent damage.
  5. Dusting: Brush off any residual dust to maintain a clean nail plate.
  6. De-greasing: Wipe the nail plate towards the cuticle with pure acetone to eliminate excess oils or dust.
  7. Priming: Apply a dehydrator and an acid-free primer for maximum adhesion. This step is optional but recommended.
  8. Base Coat Selection: Choose a base coat based on nail needs:
    • Rubber Base: For weaker nails, offering added strength.
    • 2in1 Base: Ensures long-lasting color, ideal for use with color gel.
    • Tulip Rubber Base: Enhances opacity for lighter colors, also providing strength.
    • White Rubber Base: Ideal for making light or pastel colors pop while offering the same benefits as regular rubber base.
  9. Application: Apply a thin layer of your selected base coat, capping the free edge.
  10. Curing: Cure under a UV/LED lamp for 60 seconds.

Stage 2: Color Application

  1. First Layer: Apply a thin layer of your chosen gel color, ensuring even distribution and full coverage from cuticle to free edge.
  2. Cleanup: Remove any gel from the skin before curing to avoid imperfections.
  3. Curing: Cure the first layer under a UV/LED lamp for 30 seconds.
  4. Second Layer: Apply a second coat for enhanced color depth and cure again for 30 seconds. Repeat if necessary, remembering thinner layers prevent lifting.
  5. Top Coat Preparation: Once color layers are cured and satisfactory, proceed to apply a top coat.