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How To Apply Gel Polish

How To Apply Gel Polish

1. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles and if necessary, apply the Mylee Cuticle Remover to remove any dead skin.

2. Shape the free edge of your nails with a file and remove the shine from the nail plate with a buffing block.

3. Cleanse the nails with a lint-free wipe soaked in Mylee Prep & Wipe to remove any oil and residue on the nails so that the gel will adhere properly.

4. Apply a Mylee Base Coat and cure your nails for 30-60 seconds using the Mylee Pro LED Lamp, or 120 seconds with the UV Lamp. Remove any gel on your skin before curing.

5. Apply one coat of your chosen Mylee Gel Polish and cure your nails exactly like you did for the base.

6. Repeat to build up the colour.

7. Apply a Mylee Top Coat and cure your nails in the same way as before.

8. If you’ve used a regular Top coat, remove the sticky layer by wiping the nails with a lint free wipe soaked in Mylee Prep & Wipe. The No Wipe Top Coat, however, will leave no residue after curing, so there’s no need to wipe.

9. Wash your hands, then apply Mylee Nail & Cuticle oil on the nails and cuticles to keep them nourished and hydrated. Voila, you’re all set!

Top Tips for Applying Gel Polish 

Make sure to remove any gel polish you accidentally get on your skin before curing underneath your Mylee nail lamp.

You can do this by using an angled brush around your cuticles and nail area. This is really important for eliminating the risk of any skin reactions.

Always cure your gel polish for the correct amount of time – 30 to 60 seconds under LED lamp or 120 seconds under the Mylee UV lamp.

Cap the free edge of your nail to help wrap the gel polish around the edge of your nail and prevent chipping. Do this by simply running the brush along the edge of your nail to seal off the colour.

FAQs

To achieve the perfect mani, carefully follow all our How To steps laid out above. Take care to apply the gel polish evenly in a smooth, gliding motion for a flawless finish, remembering to cure for the correct amount of time under a Mylee lamp. 

Yes, you can apply gel polish to acrylics just as you would on natural nails or any other form of nail extension. Just follow the same steps outlined above for perfectly applying your Mylee gel polish!

Mylee gel polish lasts up to 3 weeks with no chips, nicks, scratches or peeling! Always apply Mylee Base Coat before and Top Coat after your gel polish and cure in between every layer for the correct amount of time underneath your Mylee lamp. That way, you’ll achieve maximum lasting power.

We always recommend applying 2 or 3 layers of any Mylee gel colour polish to build up opacity and create a beautiful, bold finish. Plus, it will help your mani last longer – an added bonus! 

If you’re after a more subtle or sheer look, you can get away with only one layer. Just be sure to cure each layer correctly and finish with Mylee Top Coat for the best results.

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