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Gel Application Instructions

How To

What is Gel?

Gel is a nail enhancement that provides flexible strength for nails and come in a number of amazing colors! They cure quickly so you can get on with your day.  Just 30 seconds under an LED or 60 seconds under a UV nail lamp. They are longer lasting than air dry polish - up to 2-3 weeks - with shine that's out of this world.

DPLN gels are always...

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

Check out how to apply them here 👉🏼 Gel Application Instructions

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

Thanks for shopping Dipalicious!

🖤 Jerinae

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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 any gel off the skin and flash cure for ~10-15 seconds depending on the lamp used.
  3. Apply a second layer of One Step Gel.  Clean any gel off the skin and fully cure for 30-60 seconds depending on the lamp used.

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APPLYING CHROME 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 any gel off the skin and flash cure for ~10-15 seconds depending on the lamp used.
  3. Apply a second layer of One Step Gel.  Clean any gel off the skin and flash cure for ~10-15 seconds depending on the lamp used.
  4. Rub Chrome Dust or press Chrome Flakes onto surface of the gel with a sponge tip applicator.  Add more as needed to get desired effect and dust off excess.  A little goes a long way!
  5. Seal in the chrome with No Wipe Gel Top Coat or Matte Velvet Gel Top Coat and fully cure for 30-60 seconds depending on the lamp used.

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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.

 

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BUILDER GEL APPLICATION

1. Clean cuticles then shape and file the nail. 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 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.  Cure for 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. Fully cure for 30-60 seconds and 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.  Fully cure 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.

Tips:

- Builder Gel will remain wet and movable until it is flash or fully cured. Flash cures in ~10 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.

 

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 or coarse file.

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

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

Also try our Remover Gel for a soak free removal!

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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.

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.

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.
  • Avoid contact with skin.  Wash thoroughly with soapy water or isopropyl alcohol to clean.

 


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