Unlike classic nail polish, semi-permanent gel allows you to have an impeccable, high-shine manicure and pedicure for up to 3 weeks. Today, the nail expert Maryton will tell you how to properly apply semi-permanent gel on natural nails.
Carefully prepare your nails
To have well-prepared nails, it is very important to take care of them every day. For this it is advisable to moisturize the cuticles and the nail matrix regularly. To deeply hydrate, you can use plant-based treatment oils, such as castor oil.
The first step to follow before applying semi-permanent gel polish is polishing. To do this, use a soft nail file and make delicate circular movements on the surface of the nail. This step is important because it ensures better adhesion of the varnish and prolonged hold.
Push back cuticles:
The cuticle is the thin layer of skin that separates the nail from the skin and which has a protective role. For a successful manicure, you can gently push them back using a cuticle pusher.
Use a fine-grained file so as not to damage the natural nails, then define a shape. There are several: round, almond-shaped, oval, square, rounded square, stiletto, ballerina, so it’s up to you to play with your file to obtain the desired shape!
Clean and degrease:
The cleaner cleans and degreases the surface of the nail so that the semi-permanent varnish sticks better. To apply it, simply pour a few drops of the product onto a cotton pad then rub carefully over all your nails.
Finally, all you have to do is apply a primer then a base coat on the nails. The base coat is a transparent or slightly tinted varnish which serves to permanently improve the adhesion and hold of the semi-permanent and helps to protect your natural nails.
Apply semi-permanent gel nail polish
Application to the nail is carried out in the same way as a classic varnish. Once your colors have been selected, all you need to do is apply a first thin layer of a semi-permanent varnish to the surface of the nail without spilling onto the cuticles.
Cure under a UV LED lamp for 60 to 90 seconds to make the semi-permanent solid. Apply a second coat of semi-permanent varnish if necessary for an even more intense color.
Hoping that this article has pleased you and will give you ideas! In addition, I recommend investing in some professional manicure kits to care for your nails.