DOs & DON'Ts: Gel Polish on Natural Nails | Laurart x Madam Glam
by Maria MG on April 09, 2019
For today's demo, we've teamed up with our lovely Laura to show you some really cool DOs and DON'Ts when it comes to doing your nails at home! If you are not an expert at doing nails or you want to try this fun DYI at home, take a look at these steps and the video we did in collaboration with Laura!
✨ base coat gel, top coat gel
✨ Glittery Emerald gel or any gel from our collection
✨ NY gold pocket lamp
Let's get to work!
Prep your nails: file, shape your nails and push back your cuticles. After these steps, you have to remove the shine from the top of your nails, because it will help the gel to adhere. For this step, you can use alcohol- again this will help the polish stick and last as long as possible. This will also remove the dust and any other excess on your nails.
DON’T SKIP A BASE COAT: Apply one layer of our perfect soak-off base gel: apply it as close to the edges as possible but also try to avoid your cuticles or skin. It's really important to cap the free edge. Cure it under the led lamp for 1 minute.
GEL COATS: DON'T PICK UP TOO MUCH PRODUCT AT ONCE: Go on and ahead apply your first nice and thin layer of gel. Don’t forget to cure it under the led lamp! Don't attempt a full coverage application on the first layer because the polish might not cure well! DO apply two coats of gel and make sure to cure them in between.
If you do get gel polish on your skin, then make sure that you remove it before you cure!
DO APPLY A TOP COAT: you’re done with the color, so it’s time to seal off everything and give your nails a nice final touch by applying a thin layer of our top coat gel polish. One last time, cure your nails under the lamp!
p.s: If you want to skip this step, you can totally apply our No-Wipe Top Coat gel!
Using a paper towel and a little bit of alcohol, DO wipe-off the excess. This procedure will help you prevent the dust and other small particles to destroy your manicure and will also help your nails look beautiful as much as possible.
At last, DON'T APPLY THE CUTICLE OIL IMMEDIATELY after curing because it can make the shine on the top coat dull.
You’re all set! ✨
If you wantto try it at home, you can always do your own version and even combine different colors! Share your version and tag us on Instagram @madam_glam.