Guide to Gel Polish Application

Your journey to flawless DIY gel manicures with Gelpolish Factory starts here!

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unravel the secrets to achieving a professional-grade gel polish application, ensuring vibrant colors, lasting shine, and a finish that steals the spotlight.

Before you apply gel polish products, make sure to follow these guidelines:

  • Gel polish products must not come in contact with the skin. Apply only to the nail plate.
  • Gelpolish Factory products should be cured in a 48W nail lamp.
  • Make sure all gel products are fully cured under the nail lamp. Always follow the curing times written on each product. If you are in doubt, cure longer.

Step by Step Gel Polish Application Guide:

Give your hands and nails a quick clean with soap and water, dry off well, and you’re on your way!

File your nails into your desired shape.

Gently push back and clean up cuticles with a cuticle tool. Scrape away any loose or dead skin on the nail, making sure you use a gentle hand so you don’t cut yourself or damage your nail plate and cuticle.

Gently buff your nail’s surface with a fine-grit buffer to remove shine and give your gel polish a better texture to hold onto.

Clean off your nails with a lint-free wipe soaked in nail prep cleanser.

Apply a thin layer of Gelpolish Factory Nail Prep & Prime for better adhesion and a longer-lasting result. Let the product air dry completely. It should not be cured under a nail lamp.

Apply a thin, even layer of base coat, avoiding the cuticles and skin. Don’t forget to seal the free edge on the tip for a better lasting result.

TIP: If you have thin or soft nails that need extra support and strength, use builder gel instead of base coat

Cure under a 48W nail lamp for 60 seconds.  

Apply gel polish color in a thin layer. Keep it away from the cuticle and side.

Cure under the lamp for 60 sec.

Apply color, cure, and repeat until satisfied with the pigmentation. 

Seal the deal with a top coat.

Cure under the lamp for 60 sec. 

Let your manicure cool down for a minute or two before applying oils or creams. 

Pamper and rehydrate your nails and cuticles with a cuticle oil. 


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