HOW TO APPLY GEL POLISH TO TOES

WHAT IS A GEL NAIL PEDICURE?

A gel nail pedicure is a cosmetic treatment that involves applying gel nail polish to the toenails, providing a durable, long-lasting, and chip-resistant finish. Unlike traditional nail polish, gel polish is cured under a LED lamp, which helps to harden and seal the polish onto the toenails. Gel pedicures offer durability and shine, perfect for keeping your toes looking fabulous for weeks on end and ideal for vacation.

Supplies for gel nails on toes

Before diving into the application process, gather your supplies:

  1. Colour Gel Polish: Choose your favorite color or colors.
  2. Base Coat or Peel-off Base Coat: Creates a smooth surface and helps the color adhere.
  3. Top Coat: Seals in the color and adds shine.
  4. LED Lamp: Necessary for curing the gel polish.
  5. Gel Cleanser: Removes residue and oils from the nails.
  6. Nail File and Buffer: Shapes and smoothens the nails.
  7. Cuticle Pusher: Pushes back the cuticles for a clean finish.
  8. Lint-Free Wipes: Used with nail cleanser to prep the nails.

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Step-by-Step guide

Ensuring your nails are properly prepped is crucial for achieving a durable and flawless gel manicure that resists chipping. Working in a well-ventilated area is essential. Avoid applying our product in direct sunlight or outdoor environments, as exposure to light can affect its performance.

Step 1: Prepare

Base Coat Gel Method:

  • Push back cuticles and file nails.
  • Clean nails with the Gel Cleanser.
  • Apply one layer of Gel Primer, air dry for 15 seconds. Apply a thin layer of the Gel Base Coat. Then cure for 30 seconds under the LED nail lamp.

Peel-Off Base Coat Method:

  • Push back cuticles and file nails.
  • Clean nails with the Gel Cleanser.
  • Apply a thin layer of the Peel Off Base Coat and let it air dry.

Step 2: Gel Colour

  • Shake the Gel Colour Polish and apply an even layer over the entire nail.
  • When needed, use the provided manicure stick to clean the cuticle area.
  • Cure the nail for 30 seconds under the LED nail lamp.

Step 3: Protection

How long does gel polish stay on toes?

With proper application and care, gel polish can last on toes for up to four weeks. However, factors such as nail growth and lifestyle can affect the longevity of your pedicure.

Tips and Tricks for Gel Polish on Toes

The more often you use gel polish, the easier you’ll find applying it. One of the benefits of gel polish is that it doesn’t dry gradually like normal nail polish, so you can make sure your pedicure is perfect before you use the LED lamp to set it. Here are our tips on how to apply for the best results:

  • Thin Layers: Apply your polish in thin, even layers for a precise coating.
  • Moisturize: Keep your toes and cuticles hydrated to maintain healthy nails.
  • Ensure that your gel nail LED lamp is large enough for your feet
  • The best way to apply gel polish is not to start too close to the cuticle. Start a bit further up the nail then ‘push’ gel polish gently towards the cuticle without it touching. Then pull one stroke up the center, one up each side and finally ‘cap’ the nail by running the brush horizontally over the tip. Wait a few seconds for it to even out perfectly, before you cure it.

With these steps and tips, you can achieve salon-quality gel nails on your toes from the comfort of your own home. Say goodbye to chipped polish and hello to long-lasting, beautiful pedicures!

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