Today I am going to show you how to do a gel manicure at home without the use of a UV light. This gel manicure will last a week or more with no chipping. That’s definitely a plus for me since I am constantly typing or doing projects. This way of doing the gel manicure has changed my manicure routine.
Before I found this method I would have to paint my nails every three days because they would start chipping. Now I don’t have to worry about painting my nails as often.
For this DIY gel manicure you will need 3 types of nail polish:
- Fast drying top coat (Sally Hansen Insta-dry is my favorite one)
- Gel coat – (Gelous Advanced Gel Nail Coat)
- Nail Polish Color
The process for this gel manicure is fairly simple with just five steps. With a little bit of patience and time this gel manicure is worth it. Make sure that your nails are clean and even before beginning.
Step One: Apply a thin coat of Gelous Nail Gel and let dry for one minute.
Step Two: Apply a thin coat of nail polish and let dry for three minutes.
Step Three: Apply another thin coat of the Gelous gel and let dry for one minute.
Step Four: Apply a second thin coat of nail polish and let dry for three minutes.
Step Five: Apply your top coat and let dry for one minute.
Tip: With each gel coat I make sure to seal the ends of my nail polish color. To accomplish this I just drag the tip of the brush across the tip of my nail.
Here is what my most recent gel manicure looks like. I am four days in with this manicure and I still have no chipping. If you try this method let me know how it works for you.