What you need to know before getting gel manicures

Gel manicures are beautiful and long lasting. It is also something that you can easily do from the comfort of home. If you are a beginner, here are a few things you need to know before getting gel manicures:

  1. Follow proper application of use to get the best results. Read our HOW TO’S
  2. Gel nail polishes including gel top and gel base coats will only cure by UV & LED nail lamp. So, you need to buy the nail lamp if you are purchasing some gel polishes. Check out our selection of Gel Polish Kit here.
  3. Highly recommend putting sunblock on 30 minutes before using – just as it is recommend before going out in the sun. Wearing a pair of fingerless gloves is another option.
  4. Do not use if you have extremely short nails or if your nails are in poor condition (thin, dry or split).
  5. Discontinue use if sensitivity or irritation occurs.
  6. It is recommended to give your nails a break of at least 1-2 weeks to let them rehydrate and repair.
  7. If pregnant, please exercise caution and consult your Health Practitioner before using gel products.
  8. Avoid touching your skin with the gel polish – if you do, wipe off immediately before curing under the nail lamp.
  9. Keep away from pets and children.
  10. Store gel polish bottles away from sunshine and heat.
  11. Keep tightly sealed after use and always store upright to avoid leak or drying out.
  12. Ideal place to store all your gel polish supplies would be in a drawer or closet.
  13. Do not spill any liquid on the Gel Nail Lamp.
  14. Unplug the nail lamp or turn off at the wall when not in use.
  15. Don’t look directly at the LEDs.
  16. Clean Gel Nail Lamp with a damp cloth only.
  17. Only use Gel Nail Lamp using the pre-set times button.

Keeping all these things in mind will ensure that you always have a good experience doing your own gel manicure at home!

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