Gel Application Instructions

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What is Gel?

Gel is a nail enhancement that provides flexible strength for nails and comes in a variety of amazing colors! They cure quickly in just 30-60 seconds under UV light so you can get on with your day. They last longer than air dry polish - up to 2 weeks - with shine that's out of this world.

DPLN gels are always...

🖤 HEMA Free 🖤 9 Big Free 🖤 Cruelty Free 🖤 Vegan 🖤

I'm always adding new colors to the shop, so check back often.

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🖤 Jerinae

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DIP POWDER APPLICATION WITH LED/UV GEL LIQUIDS

1. Clean and shape the nails, apply Prep or isopropyl alcohol and let dry. 

2. Working one hand at a time, apply a thin even layer of UV/LED Base Gel and dip nail into the powder or pour the powder onto the nail. Tap off excess powder, gently press down the dip or glitter if needed, clean around cuticles and continue to the next finger being mindful that all the nails are still wet until they are cured under uv light. Clean skin and cure for 30-60 seconds in a UV/LED nail lamp, dust off excess powder and repeat for 2-3 coats on each nail. Remember to cap your edges.
3. Gently shape and roughly buff nails if needed. Cleanse excess dust with isopropyl alcohol.

4. Apply a thin layer of UV/LED No Wipe Top Gel, clean skin and cure for 30-60 seconds in a UV/LED nail lamp and moisturize with Cuticle Oil.

IMPORTANT: Clean any gel off the skin before curing to avoid developing allergies.

 

PRO TIPS

Liquid Care: Store liquids upright and away from light. Tap excess powder from nails to prevent over contamination.

Lifting Issues: Prep nails well removing all invisible cuticle, do not soak/wash hands in water and avoid oils or products with moisturizers prior to applying nail enhancements. Gently rough buff the nail surface using a 100-180 grit file for better gel adhesion. Consider using a Protein Bonder liquid prior to applying gels for oilier nail beds or consistent lifting issues.

 

BASE GEL INGREDIENTS: Acrylates Copolymer, Pentaerythritol tertra (3-mercaptopropionate), 2-Isopropyl Thioxanthone, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Dimethicone 

GLOSSY + MATTE GEL INGREDIENTS: Acrylates Copolymer, Isobornyl Acrylate, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Dimethicone

 
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ONE STEP GEL APPLICATION

1. Clean cuticles then shape and file the nail. Wipe off dust with alcohol.
2. Apply a layer of One Step Gel, starting in the center, pushing gel close to cuticles, then back out to the free edge. Clean skin and flash cure 10-20 seconds depending on the lamp used.
3. Apply a second layer of One Step Gel. Clean any gel off the skin and fully cure about 60 seconds depending on the lamp used.
*If only applying 1 coat of color, fully cure after the first coat.

    IMPORTANT: Clean any gel off the skin before curing to avoid developing allergies. 

     

    PRO TIPS

    Liquid Care: Store liquids upright and away from light.

    Lifting Issues: Prep nails well removing all invisible cuticle, do not soak/wash hands in water and avoid oils or products with moisturizers prior to applying nail enhancements. Gently rough buff the nail surface using a 100-180 grit file for better gel adhesion. Consider using a Protein Bonder liquid prior to applying gels for oilier nail beds or consistent lifting issues.

     

    INGREDIENTS: Acrylates Copolymer, Pentaerythritol tetra (3-mercaptopropionate), 2-Isopropyl Thioxanthone, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Dimethicone, Pigments +-

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    CHROME + FLAKES APPLICATION OVER ONE STEP GEL

    1. Clean cuticles then shape and file the nail. Wipe off dust with alcohol.
    2. Apply a layer of One Step Gel, starting in the center, push gel close to cuticles, then back out to the free edge. Clean skin and flash cure 10-20 seconds depending on the lamp used. Repeat for a second layer if needed.
    3. Burnish or press on Chrome Dust or Flakes to the surface of the gel with a sponge tip applicator. Add more as needed to get desired effect and gently dust off excess. A little goes a long way!
    4. Seal in the chrome with No Wipe Gel Top Coat or Matte Gel Top Coat. Clean skin and fully cure about 60 seconds depending on the lamp used.

      IMPORTANT: Clean any gel off the skin before curing to avoid developing allergies.

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      GEL REMOVAL

      1. File off the top layer of the gel.
      2. Soak nails in 100% acetone for ~10 minutes.
      3. Push softened gel from nail.
      4. Repeat step 2-3 until all gel has been removed.
        Do not pull or peel gel from nails. This can cause damage to the natural nail.
        Also try our REMOVER GEL for a soak free removal!

         

         

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         BUILDER GEL APPLICATION

        1. Clean cuticles then shape and file nails. Wipe off dust with alcohol. To add length, put on a Nail Form or apply Tips and trim to desired length.

        2. Apply a layer of Base Gel. Clean skin and cure for 30 seconds under an LED lamp or 60 seconds under a UV lamp. 

        3. Apply a generous amount of Builder Gel to the center of the nail, float gel towards cuticle then extend to desired length. Build out the tips if using a nail form, picking up more gel if needed. Clean off skin and cure about 30-60 seconds depending on the nail lamp used.

        4. Apply a thinner layer of Builder Gel to the whole nail extending it out to the length. Then, apply a generous amount down the center of the nail floating the edges out to blend with the sides to create an apex for strength. Clean skin and fully cure for about 60 seconds. Remove nail form if used. Don’t worry if the edges look uneven.

        Optional: Hold nail upside down before curing for a couple seconds to encourage the gel to flow towards the center creating a natural apex.

        5. Apply a final layer of Builder Gel to the entire nail. Clean skin and fully cure about 30-60 seconds.

        6. Wipe the tacky dispersion layer off with alcohol, file and shape nails as desired and finish with Top Gel, polish, gel color or dip powder.

        IMPORTANT: Clean any gel off the skin before curing to avoid developing allergies. 

        PRO TIPS

        • Builder Gel has a very thick viscosity and will remain wet and movable until it is flash or fully cured. Flash cures in about 5-15 seconds, fully cures in 30-60 seconds depending on your lamp.
        • While applying gel, tilt the nail tip downward to keep the gel from flowing and pooling at the cuticle area.

         

        INGREDIENTS: Acrylates Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate, Dimethicone, Microcrystalline Wax, Pigments +-

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        BUILDER GEL REMOVAL

        1. File off the shiny top layer.

        2. Soak nails in 100% acetone for 10-15 minutes. Builder gel will not soften much or turn gummy like gels or dip.  

        3. Remove any lifted or softened builder gel with a steel cuticle pusher, clipper or coarse file.

        4. Soak any remainder gel and repeat step 3 until all gel has been removed.

        Also try our Remover Gel for a soak free removal!

        NOTE: Do not pull or peel off any nail enhancement. It will cause damage to the natural nail.

         

         

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        REMOVER GEL INSTRUCTIONS: For Gel, Dip + Polish

        1. Gently file the surface of the nail enhancement, wipe excess dust with isopropyl alcohol and let dry.

        2. Apply a generous layer of Remover Gel to the nail enhancement and time for 2-3 minutes. Note: Reapply after 1 minute if it dries out on the nail.

        3. Gently scrape off any softened nail enhancement using a steel cuticle pusher, file the surface a little, wipe with isopropyl alcohol and let dry. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until all layers of product have been removed.

        4. Wash hands or wipe nails with alcohol to remove any remaining Remover Gel.

         

        PRO TIPS

        • Remover Gel is a very thick clear or cloudy gel consistency.  
        • Wipe the brush clean before returning it to the bottle to avoid contamination.
        • The number of rounds needed to remove any nail enhancement can vary depending on how many layers of polish, gel or dip used. Typically polish and gel will come off in 1-2 rounds, while dip may take 3-4+ rounds.
        • For best results, scrape off softened product before it dries on the nail.
        • Thinner nails may experience some heat or pressure. Remove if any pain occurs.
        • Avoid contact with skin. Wash thoroughly with soapy water or isopropyl alcohol to clean.
        Ingredients: AN-surfactants, BIO-cellulose, acrylate monomer, inorganic pigment.

         

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