How to Apply Gel Nail Polish
What is gel nail polish? OPI’s gel nail polish is officially called “GelColor Soak-off Gel Lacquer” and in short, a gel manicure is a thin brush-on formula, designed for high performance and a glossier finish regular nail polish.
When it comes to the question of "How long do gel nails last?" In fact, an OPI GelColor manicure lasts for up to 3 weeks. Read our blog on What is gel nail polish to learn more.
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Before you get started, you'll need the following products:
- OPI GelColor Base Coat
- OPI LED Light
- OPI GelColor Cajun Shrimp
- OPI GelColor Top Coat
- Expert Touch Nail Wipes
- N.A.S. 99 Nail Cleansing Solution
- Nail and Cuticle Oil
Now, for the steps...
Start with properly prepped nails, and shake GelColor Base Coat vigorously for 1 minute to ensure the product is fully dispersed.
Apply 1 thin coat evenly without flooding the cuticle area, be sure to cap the free edge.
Cure for 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light.
Shake GelColor shade of choice vigorously for 1 minute. Shown here is OPI GelColor Cajun Shrimp.
Apply 2 thin coats leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle area. Cap the free edge to prevent shrinkage. Cure each coat 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light.
Shake GelColor Top Coat vigorously for 1 minute.
Apply 1 thin coat leaving a tiny margin around the cuticle area. Cap the free edge to seal in GelColor. Cure 30 seconds in the Dual Cure LED Light.
Remove gel residue with a Nail Wipe saturated with N.A.S. 99.
Looking for more information on how to remove gel nails? Read on to find out more about the proper removal of gel nail polish and why you shouldn't remove it at home.
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