The Gel Manicure at Home

Posted by Madeline Rossouw on

The Gel Manicure at Home

Disclaimer : By learning how to do my own gel manicure at home, I'm not boycotting my favorite nail girls - nothing beats a proper, in-salon manicure BUT I love having this new skill and the option to still be able to have my personal style in check. (My style = short, coloured (black) nails which perfectly finish off every outfit).

I've curated a small collection of affordable essentials for you to purchase, to enable you to do your own gel mani's at home too.

What you need to buy:

a UVLED lamp,

gel base coat,

one of my favorite colours for this Winter season,

a shiny or matte top coat,

lint free wipes &

gel wipe solution/ sterrilizer spray.

How to do it:

(I'll add a video soon!)

File your nails to a pretty feminine oval shape & very lightly buff


Remove any oil with a wipe & sterilizer spray/ gel wipe solution


Apply base coat// cure for 60 to 90 seconds


Apply a thin layer of gel colour// cure for 60 to 90 seconds


Apply a second layer of gel colour// cure for 60 to 90 seconds


Apply top coat// cure for 90 seconds


Remove residue with a wipe & sterlizer spray/ gel wipe solution


Apply cuticle oil. I use @memebodyproducts

Please feel free to leave me a comment below. Love, M xxx

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