To do gel nails at home, shape your nails with a file, and clean them with a cleanser. Apply the polish foundation, cure it under a nail lamp, and apply gel polish. Finally, apply a topcoat and moisturizer.
- Prepare your nails
Push back your cuticles with an orangewood stick, and shape your nails with a nail file. Wipe off any dust from your nails with a cleanser-soaked pad. Apply gel polish bond, and let the nails dry.
- Apply gel polish foundation
Brush on gel polish foundation, and insert your hands in the nail lamp to cure the foundation. Use a cleanser to remove the sticky layer that results from curing.
- Apply polish
Apply gel nail polish, and cure your nails under a nail lamp. Repeat this procedure as needed.
- Apply topcoat and moisturizer
Apply gel polish topcoat, and cure it under the lamp. Finally, moisturize your hands with cuticle oil.