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Beautiful manicure with gel polish at home

clear step-by-step instructions with photos

For a beautiful and neat manicure it is not necessary to visit a beauty salon.

Manicure gel polish at home instructions / photo pinterest.com

Gel polish ranks first in popularity among varieties of manicure. And no wonder, because it looks beautiful and neat, lasts much longer than regular nail polish (up to 4 weeks), does not harm the nails and allows you to conduct various experiments with jewelry and patterns. Painting nails with gel varnish is carried out in any beauty salon, but you can do this manicure yourself with the necessary tools.

Materials and tools

Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary tools.

  • UV lamp – provides fast and uniform hardening of a varnish. Choose lamps with a power of at least 36 watts. The LED lamp which dries nails times faster will be convenient in work;
  • Base for manicure. Provides strength of manicure and protection of the nail plate. Usually has a transparent or close to natural color.
  • Gel polish.
  • Top coating – applied to the finished manicure. Sometimes matte and glossy.
  • Degreaser for the nail surface.
  • Manicure scissors, file, baff, orange stick or pusher.
  • Various rhinestones, broths, stickers, stencils, sequins and more decorations Optional.
  • Small lint-free wipes – for surface cleaning. Cotton pads will not work because they stick to the gel.
  • Cuticle remover and cuticle oil.

Step-by-step instructions for gel nail polish manicure

1. Give the nails on both hands the same shape with a file.

Manicure gel polish at home / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel polish at home / photo pinterest.com

2. Apply emollient to the cuticle area and leave for 2 minutes. If you do not have the tool – you can immerse your fingers in warm soapy water for a few minutes.

Homemade gel nail polish / photo pinterest.com

Homemade gel nail polish / photo pinterest.com

3. Use a pusher or orange stick to remove the cuticle from the nail. Wipe off any remaining oil with a cloth.

How to make a gel nail polish / photo pinterest.com

How to make a gel nail polish / photo pinterest.com

4. Remove burrs from the nails with manicure scissors.

Manicure gel instructions / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel instructions / photo pinterest.com

5. Using a buff, remove the natural gloss from the surface of the nails. This will improve the adhesion of the varnish to the natural nail.

Manicure gel polish step by step / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel polish step by step / photo pinterest.com

6. Degrease the nails with a special tool.

Manicure gel polish instructions with photo / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel polish instructions with photo / photo pinterest.com

7. Apply the base in an even layer on the nail surface.

Manicure gel at home / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel at home / photo pinterest.com

8. Dry your nails under a lamp for 30-60 seconds.

Manicure gel polish how to do / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel polish how to do / photo pinterest.com

9. Gently apply a gel coat in one thin layer. If necessary, for a brighter color, the gel varnish is applied in 2-3 layers. Each layer should be dried under a UV lamp. On top of the gel polish you can make the desired design or add decor. The free cut of the nail should be covered with varnish – to do this, run a brush along the edge of the nail.

Manicure gel step by step / photo pinterest.com

Manicure gel step by step / photo pinterest.com

10. Cover the nails with a nail top – the final coating. It will ensure the durability of the manicure. At the end, the edge of the nail also needs to be covered with a top. Dry the top under a lamp.

Gel manicure at home / photo pinterest.com

Gel manicure at home / photo pinterest.com

11. At the end, clean each nail from dust with a lint-free cloth.

How to remove gel polish from nails

How to remove gel polish at home / photo pinterest.com

How to remove gel polish at home / photo pinterest.com

To remove the old coating you will need:

  • Liquid for removal of gel varnish.
  • Orange stick or pusher.
  • Cotton disks.
  • File.
  • Foil or special caps.

1. Cut cotton pads to the size of nails.

2. Swipe the saw over the surface to remove the top layer.

3. Moisten a cotton pad with liquid, apply to the nail and wrap with foil or pinch the caps.

4. Leave for 15-21 minutes.

5. Alternately unroll the foil and gently with an orange stick move the remnants of gel polish from the nail. The varnish should be easily removed from the surface.

Author:

Katerina Pulatova

Source :www.unian.ua

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