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How to Get Gel Nails at Home

We all love the convenience and performance of gel nails. But is it possible to actually get gel nails at home? Yes, and it is not as difficult as you would think. You just need the right gel nail polish and a nail lamp that will cure gel nails. 

I used the Party Queen 1 Step Color Gel Polish. This collection features six gorgeous nail gel colors carefully chosen from among the latest Pantone color research. When used with an LED or UV nail drying lamp, you can achieve salon-quality manicures that last for weeks, not days.

This is what my manicure looked like after 10 days! I could have gone longer, but I wanted to change the color for the holidays. The shade shown is #5 in the photo below, Flaming Red.

This is how I did it. MelodySusie makes things very easy with their one step gel polish. This means you do not need a base coat or a top coat. So I started with clean dry nails and applied one coat of Flaming Red.

Then I used the MelodySusie Pro24W Smart Gel Nail Dryer to cure them. I set the timer for one minute per hand. That is all there is to it. My nails were still a tad bit tacky, but not at all bothersome. Basically, they were dry. I was able to immediately resume my normal activities and nothing smudged or chipped.

The MelodySusie Gel Nail Lamp was so simple to use. Just plug it in and set the timer. Done. I love the features like eye protection light and UV/LED 2-in-1 curing function. With both LED and UV light beads, the Pro 24W Smart Nail Dryer can effectively cure both kinds of gel nail polish.

Applying my gel manicure was very simple, I can't say the same for taking the gel polish off. Granted it was my first time, and in the end it came off. It would have been so much easier with someone else to help me. That being said, I did need to pick up a few things to get ready for the removal process.

You can shop for all of the things I used at the end of this post. I started by breaking the seal of the gel polish using a nail file. Next I soaked some cotton pad aluminum foil wraps in maximum strength soak off remover. Then I applied nail clips to each nail and let it soak for 20 minutes. I removed as much as possible with the cotton pad and then mildly removed the remaining gel with a metal cuticle pusher

I did have to soak and repeat several times to get some of the polish to come loose. So you can imagine with a 20 minute waiting period each time, this was a long process! Never ever peel the gel polish off, you could definitely damage your nails. If this step sounds complicated, it is. Like I said it would have been much easier with an extra set of hands. I am sure it will get easier the more and more I do it.

Find It :: Click below to find the products mentioned in this post! 
  1. Onyx Professional Soak Off Gel Nail Polish Remover
  2. Soak Off Gel Polish Removal Foil Wraps
  3. Gel Polish Remover Clip Caps
  4. Leegoal Cuticle Nail Pusher
  5. Professional Double Sided Nail Files
  6. MelodySusie Pro24W Nail Lamp Smart Gel Nail Dryer
  7. MelodySusie Party Queen Gel Nail Polish Collection