At Home Gel Nails

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

At Home Gel Nails

Gel nails are the easiest things to do on earth and if you've been doing it for a while, the most cost saving way to make sure your polish lasts longer! Today we're going to go through all the steps for gel nails at home and my top tips for a longer lasting manicure, lets begin! 

Today I'm using a kit from RCM (Red Carpet Manicure) and a polish from Sensationail, just to spice things up a bit, today's colour of choice is called Blue Yonder.
So starting out you need to make sure your nails are clean and shaped to how you prefer, you can then use the buffer tool that comes with the kit to smooth out any ridges, followed by the Prep sanitizer to create a strong base; personally I do 2 coats of Prep to ensure my manicure lasts longer!

Once all prepped and looking rather odd, you can move onto applying your Base Gel coat, this once cured for the recomened time will become tacky so your polish colour has something to adhere too. I recommened applying a very thin but even coat of this as building up your colour can become very thick very fast.

Then you can start the fun bit, applying your colour or design of choice! Today I used a standard block colour, Sensationail Blue Yonder, a deep navy blue but you could also cure one layer and add an ombre glitter or add some stones for a bit of bling! Continue applying your chosen colour and layer up until you've reached your desired opaqueness.

Now your all coloured up and looking shiny, you can add the Brilliance top coat to make your nails extra shiny and glossy! This will also be the main covering for your nails, ensuring they stay beautiful and chip free for as long as possible. Once that's all cured, your done! I know right, how quick and easy was that? This whole proccess takes me about 20 minutes total, 30 minutes if I'm adding glitters or gems/designs but once you've done it your sorted for a good couple of weeks!

Have you tried at home gel nails before? What are you top nail tips?
Emma x

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