How to Apply Gel Nail Polish To Last At Least Three Weeks

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If you’re looking for a DIY alternative to your salon gel nail polish manicures keep on reading. The exact products used can be found in an earlier blog post here. If you don’t feel like reading check out the video below.

 

Step 1

Prepare nails by filing, trimming and dehydrating nails.

Tip: Let nails sit in warm water with baking soda first. After three minutes, rinse and dry nails then gently push the cuticle back.

 

Step 2

Apply gel primer.

 

Step 3

Apply first gel nail polish base coat.

Tip: Before adding gel nail polish ensure nails are free from lint.

 

Step 4

Dry the first gel nail polish base coat.

 

Step 5

Apply second gel nail polish base coat.

 



 

Step 6

Dry the second gel nail polish base coat.

 

Step 7

Cure the gel nail polish base coat.

 

Step 8

Apply first gel nail polish coat.

 

Step 9

Dry first gel nail polish coat.

 

Step 10

Apply the second gel nail polish coat.

 



 

Step 11

Dry the second gel nail polish coat.

 

Step 12

Apply third gel nail polish coat.

 

Step 13

Dry third gel nail polish coat.

 

Step 14

Cure third gel nail polish coat.

 

Step 15

Apply first gel nail polish top coat.

Tip: Always clean around the edges of your nail bed before drying to prevent the gel from lifting.

 



 

Step 16

 

Dry first gel nail polish top coat for 60 seconds.

 

Step 17

Apply final gel nail polish top coat.

 

Step 18

Dry final gel nail polish top coat for 60 seconds.

 

Step 19

Cure gel nail polish top coat.

Tip: For a glossier finish complete with a nail polish top coat.

 

Step 20

Let nail polish top coat dry if added.

 

Now repeat these steps until you’re done.

This method lasted three weeks without chipping.

Bonus: I used coupons from Vipon to purchase the gel nail polishtop and base coat. If you don’t have a Vipon account you’re missing out on Amazon coupons big time! So get with it and thank me later!

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