We all have heard about gel nails; however, some of us haven’t tried them yet. Gel nail techniques are quite popular nowadays because of their simple procedure, great results, and no damage to your natural nails. They can be done at home by yourself. However, you need a specific set of tools to perform this. There are two types of gels available in the market. The first one is acrylic, and the second is clear polish. We will discuss each of them separately.
Acrylic Type Gel
First, let us talk about the acrylic type of gel. It is the most common type of gel. You can find this type of gel in any nail shop. It comes in a bottle and can be poured onto your nail. It can dry quickly, but it is not recommended to dry it too much because it could lose its shine and strength. This type of gel needs to be thinned by adding acetone. Acetone is an oil-based solvent. To thin it properly, add a drop or two of acetone and mix well. After that, pour the mixture onto your nail and smooth it out with a brush. Wait for a few minutes and then remove the excess.
The clear type of gel is similar to the acrylic gel. It comes in a tube and has to be warmed up to apply. Like the acrylic gel, you have to thin it by adding acetone. After you do that, pour the solution into your brush and start applying the solution to your nail. Wait for a couple of minutes and then remove the excess.
For best results, always start with a base coat and then go for the gel. The application process of acrylic gel nails is very easy. There are many videos on the internet showing you how to apply the gel. To perform this, start with a clean, fresh nail. Then take a base coat and wait for it to dry completely. Pour the gel onto the nail and smoothen it. Let it dry for a few minutes. Remove the excess with a brush. Apply a second coat of gel on the already-dried nail and wait for it to dry.
Prepping Your Nails
- Prepping your nails has become quite popular nowadays as most women want to get their nails done every week or every month. Prepping your nails requires a lot of effort and a perfect nail kit. It is quite difficult to choose the right nail kit for you as there are several factors to take into consideration.
- Firstly, when it comes to prepping your nails, the kind of nail kit you have to buy will depend on your personal preference. You can have a simple or a complex nail kit. For a simple nail kit, you can go for the basic kit that you can find in almost any beauty store.
- There are many different types of products that you can use for prepping your nails. The type of nail polish that you want to use will depend on your skin type and your hair. For example, if you have oily skin then it is better to go for clear nail polish, and if you have dry skin then it is best to go for gel nail polish.
- If you are planning to get your nails done by a professional manicurist, you can go for a custom-made kit. This is a perfect nail kit for those who want to get their nails done every week.