Gel polish (sometimes called shellac, after the name of the company) is a real salvation for a busy modern woman, because the coating lasts for about two weeks, while maintaining a beautiful appearance. This service is now offered by almost all beauty salons, but in order to save money, you can cover your home yourself. This will require special materials and the skill of applying varnish, which every woman has.
It is necessary
UV lamp (for home use it is enough to buy a small lamp), bonder, transparent gel polish, which is used both as a base and as a top coat, colored gel polish, a soft fine-grained nail file, a special liquid for removing the top layer (you can use regular alcohol or vodka), cotton pads, special liquid for removing gel polish
Preparation of nails. Treat the cuticle or push it back with a wooden stick. Treat the nail plate with a soft fine-grained file to make it slightly dull. Degrease by wiping with a cotton pad moistened with alcohol. This is necessary for better adhesion of the nail to the material.
Cover the nail with a bonder. It acts on the principle of double-sided tape, that is, it "glues" the surface of the nail with gel polish. Let the bonder dry for a few minutes.
Apply a base coat of clear gel polish to the nails of one hand, excluding the thumb. Place in a lamp for 2-3 minutes. It is more convenient to “light up” the nails on the thumbs separately, on both hands at once.
Gently apply color gel polish, stepping back a millimeter from the cuticle. Also place in a lamp for 2-3 minutes. Semi-transparent varnish can be applied in one layer, opaque - in 2-3 layers, drying each layer under a lamp. During the entire procedure, the nails should not be touched.
Cover with a transparent gel polish, place in the lamp again for 2-3 minutes. Then wet a cotton pad with a special liquid or alcohol and treat your nails. (Professionals call this peeling off the sticky layer). And the perfect manicure is ready! Nails do not need additional drying, do not smear and do not wear off.
After two to three weeks, the gel polish must be removed. Regular nail polish remover will not help you with this, you need to purchase a special one. The technology is quite simple: wet a small piece of a cotton pad with liquid, attach it to the nail plate and wrap it in foil. After 30-40 minutes, the coating will begin to flake off.