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Enjoy weeks of Intense Use, Shine & Fewer Chips. There’s no better way to please yourself than by wearing some fancy gel manicure on your nails.

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Having gel nail manicure, with a few rhinestones and a modern shade, will give you the same confidence boost you would get with a perfect outfit. Guaranteed!

Wait! Before you run to the nail salon, you need to read all these tips I brought you. Here’s all you need to know before getting a gel manicure.

What are Gel Nails?

Have you ever asked yourself, what are gel nails? Gels are oligomers, which means, they’ re neither liquids nor solids. They are a gel that only cures under ultraviolet rays of an LED or UV lamp.

For that reason it is a polish that is applied on top of the natural nail and it gets a little more thickness and strength with this polish.

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Different Types of Gel Manicure

Gel Polish

Gel polish is a pure and fine UV gel that pigments in various degrees to give color to the natural nail. It is applied like a classic polish, but lasts much longer, is slightly thicker than regular polish and therefore serves as a protector for the natural nail, especially if you have weak nails.

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Builder Gel

This is a medium to thick viscosity gel, which can be used to create and build sculpted nail forms. These gel forms are stronger than the gel polishes that are commonly used in the nail industry. Their strength can be compared to acrylic nails.

Polygel

Polygel is a nail-building formula. It combines the best of both acrylic and gel nail building systems. It is used to sculpt the nails, sometimes a nail form is used as an extension if you want to extend the nail further. It usually comes in tubes and is handled with the applicator and a brush. In addition, the Polygel is molded with alcohol, cured in the Led lamp and is easy to file

What is a Gel Nail Lamp?

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In gel manicure, UV lamps are used to cure gel nails, these lamps are made in two different types of technology, one is the UV bulb lamp and the other is the LED lamp, both do the same job, one faster than the other.

UV Bulb Lamps

The UV lamps produce a wide range of UV wavelengths, so they take longer to cure, but they work with all types of gel.

LED Lamps

LED technology utilizes shorter UV wavelengths which target specific photoinitiators within the gel polish that will cure the gel faster.

How Long Do Gel Nails Last?

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You’re probably thinking that usually your nails will break after three or four days, and regular nail polish will come off in that time too.

“Well, thanks to the quick-drying formula, the application process is faster than normal nail polish and lasts four times longer. That means you’ll have up to four weeks to enjoy your beautiful nail art.

Can you Have Gel Nails With Short Nails?

You don’t need any length to get a nice layer of gel on top of your nails. Just apply the color you like and your nails are going to look beautiful. Gel Nails are the most fast and versatile manicure you can get.

How Much do Gel Nails Cost?

A gel manicure range in price from $35 to $100. What you will pay for a gel manicure depends on where you live, but it also depends on the type of design you desire. Basic single color gel manicures cost around $35, more than a standard manicure, but they also will last twice longer.

When did Gel Nails Come Out?

Gel products have existed for decades, while this products are still a new addition to the nail art industry introduced during the 1980s.

How to Do Gel Nails at Home?

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Would you like to save up some extra cash? Now it’s easier than ever to do your nails at home, many cosmetic firms offer special step-by-step kits for making gel nails at home. For no more than $40 you can get all the materials you need to do them several times.

Here are my tips so you can do your gel manicure step by step at home in an easy and simple way.

What Do You Need to Do Gel Nails ?

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If you are thinking of doing a gel manicure at home, these are all the tools and products you will need

This nail manicure technique is characterized by its simplicity, as it is suitable for both professionals and beginners. They are considered one of the easiest nail manicures to perform as only permanent nail polish is applied.

Here I’ll show you everything you need to make those beautiful gel manicures your heart desires. ***

Gel Manicure Kit

You really need some tools and you can always start with a kit.

gel manicure kit

I should start by saying that getting a gel manicure at home is not as hard as you might think. A whole world of gel nail kits, nail polish and accessories are available to help you get your dream nails and keep them longer than you thought possible without getting off the couch.

How Often Should You Get Gel Nails?

As the removal and application of gel nail polish will cause a lot of unwanted stress on fingers, spacing out your manicures is important. ” By consistently getting gel nails every other week, the nail plate will be extremely suffocated”

What is the Difference Between Gel Nails and Acrylic Nails?

There is a big difference between Gel nails and Acrylic nails.

Acrylic nails: Or acrylic liquid and powder; ” are essentially used to extend the nail or to provide a stronger top layer over the natural nail” ( You do not need to cure them in the lamp)

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Gel nails: Cures under ultraviolet light … Most of them are more flexible than acrylic nails, but not as flexible as natural nails. Gels, on the other hand, come in shades, and harden when cured under a UV or LED lamp.

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How to Remove Gel Nails?

It is very important that you never try to pull the gel directly from the nails because this will only lift the top layer of your natural nail. This will cause discomfort for days, not to mention that your nails will be weaker.

Now, I will teach you how to remove them without damaging the natural nail bed: Just click on the picture or here to learn >>==>>> How to remove your gel nails at home

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Gel Nail Pictures 2020

Still not sure what color and design you’ll choose for your next manicure? I guarantee you that these beautiful designs will help you decide.

Gel Nails by Color

I love all the colors and designs, but I have weakness for the pastel shades and glitters, here I leave you several colors, styles and beautiful designs to choose your favorite…

White Gel Nails

Blue Gel Nails

Pink Gel Nails

Black Nail Designs

Red Nails

Yellow Nails

Green Gel Nails

Beautiful Gel Nail Designs

I hope this information was helpful to you in your questions about gel nails. For more tips and beautiful designs you can follow me on my Instagram page below.

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