Attractive, well-groomed and beautifully painted nails are really a great tool to draw the attentions of others. Teen-age girls to mature women, red carpet celebrities to housewives try different nail polish shades and art designs to enhance their personality and boost their confidence. But, here is a problem that regular nail polish tends to chip off easily and can’t stay identical more than couple of days. Even if you reapply the top coat on daily basis, its attractiveness couldn’t be maintained more than a week.
Gel manicure is the best solution for this problem. In this beauty treatment, the gel nail paint is used that stays on your for 2-3 weeks. Though mostly women acquire the services of beauty salons to get gel manicure but if you can’t access the salons down to shortage of time or money, you can try it at home.
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Once you have decided to try gel manicure at home, firstly you have to purchase the Gel Equipment which consists of following products:
- Small UV lamp or a LED lamp,
- A set of foundation, nail polish, transparent base and top coat
- Nail Cleaner or Isopropyl Alcohol
- Cotton Balls
- Protective gloves
- Sunscreen at “30 SPF”
As like other manicure types, the initial step of gel manicure involves the preparation of nails. For this, you have to follow the standard procedure of basic mani. Firstly, soak your hands and nails in lukewarm water for few minutes. Then trim and file your nails and push the cuticles back. Use nail cleaner to remove the accumulated dust particles or dead skin from the nail.
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Gel Manicure: Procedure:
After pampering the nails thoroughly, now you are ready to take a start with gel manicure. Wear the protective gloves which have been cut at the top, your nails should remain uncovered. Now apply the gel foundation to your each nail and then place your hand under UV lamp for one minute. You can give your nails a smooth finish by running an alcohol soaked wipe on them. After that, take the gel polish of your choice and apply it in fine strokes as you apply the regular nail polish. After applying the gel polish on all your nails, place your hand under UV lamp for about three minutes. Apply another fine layer of polish using same procedure. You gel manicure is almost done. Clean the extra nail polish from edges with the help of cotton swab dipped in alcohol or nail polish remover and enjoy beautiful nails for 3-4 weeks.