To get the absolute best from your glossy Gelish nails we recommend following a few simple tips that will ensure maximum wear and prevent damage to your natural nails.
Your technician will always finish your mani/pedi with a big nourishing slick of cuticle oil, you should apply cuticle oil at home on a regular basis to help keep those cuticles nice and soft. Dry and overgrown cuticles can cause early lifting, remember ladies Gelish is all in the prep. Tidy cuticles help keep those nails looking salon fresh, grab your bottle and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
To prevent early lifting it is best to avoid plunging your nails into overly hot water, getting a manicure is always a good excuse to avoid doing the washing up (technicians orders!). Of course this is not always practical so please don the marigolds for cleaning duties, chlorine and detergents can both cause discolouration and lifting. Don't forget your gardening gloves too.
Lets treat our nails like jewels, not tools!
If you've chipped or broken a nail, use a nail file to shape and remove any sharp edges then apply a coat of clear nail polish to help reseal the Gelish until your next appointment.
Resist the temptation to pick and peel your polish off, this will take a layer of your natural nail with it and protest all you like but your nail technician can tell! Gelish should always be soaked off, this can be at your next appointment before a fresh set is applied, or you can do this yourself at home.
For home removal you will need;
abrasive buffer or file
buffer to shine
orange wood stick
Step 1. Using an abrasive buffer or nail file remove the shiny layer.
Step 2. Apply acetone soaked cotton wool to each nail and wrap with foil. If possible wrap hands in a towel as the extra heat will activate the acetone. Wait 10 - 15 minutes.
Step 3. Unwrap each nail and remove the now soft, crumbling polish using the orange wood stick taking care not to scratch the natural nail.
Step 4. Buff the natural nail to a high shine and apply a generous slosh of cuticle oil.