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How To Apply Gel Nail Polish

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How To Apply Gel Nail Polish
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Get The Very Best Gel Polish Manicure With UV-i Intelligent Polish

UV-i Intelligent Polish is the at home gel manicure that’s exclusive to iCraveBeauty. It's quick and easy to both apply and remove and this guide will show you exactly how to get the salon quality gel manicure that you crave.

Step One – Prepare

Preparing your nails properly will help the  gel polish adhere to your finger nails and  improve the overall appearance and longevity of your  gel polish manicure. Find a  well ventilatedclean work space to perform your at home gel manicure. Do not apply outdoors or in direct sunlight as this product is light sensitive.

Remove any existing polish from your nails then  wash and thoroughly dry your hands. Push back the cuticles with the slanted edge of a  manicure stick or cuticle pusher.

It’s important that the cuticle area is clean and free from debris when you apply the gel polish manicure as it may stop the gel polish from adhering to the fingernail.
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File and shape the free edge and lightly buff the shine off the natural nail with a buffer.  Do not over buff. Remove any remaining dust.
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Using a lint-free wipe, clean the nails with a  Gel Cleanser and allow to air dry for 15 seconds.

Step Two – Layer Up

We recommend applying the gel polish manicure to both thumbs first and cure them together. Then apply and cure the gel polish on four nails on one hand then repeat the same steps on the other hand. For best results, apply in  thin precise layers. To remove excess product from the brush, when opening the bottle, circle the inside neck of the bottle with the brush.
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Apply a very thin layer of the UV-i BASECoat to the clean, dry nail  without touching the cuticle or skin alongside the nails.
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Cap the  free edge of the natural nail by running the polish brush along the nail tip. If necessary use a manicure stick to clean cuticle area before curing.
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Place nails into the  ICB UV-i Dyer and cure for 10-20 seconds.
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Shake  ICB UV-i Color Polish vigorously to make it thinner and easier to apply. Apply a thin, even layer of the gel polish over the entire nail without touching the cuticle area. Cap the free edge of the nail by running the brush along the nail tip. If necessary, use the manicure stick to clean cuticle area before curing.
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Place nails into the  ICB UV-i Dyer and cure for 120 seconds (2mins).
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Apply a second layer of  Gel Polish Manicure and cure for 120 seconds (2mins).

Step Three – Protect

The following steps are the  most important when it comes to  perfecting your gel polish manicure and pedicure and seal-in your great work. Soon you’ll know exactly how to apply gel nail polish for that professional finish!
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Apply a thin layer of  ICB UV-i Top Coat. Make sure the geldoes not touch the cuticle or skin alongside the nails. Cap the free edge of the nail by running the brush along the nail tip. If necessary, use the manicure stick to clean cuticle area before curing.
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Place nails into the  ICB UV-i Dyer and cure for 120 seconds (2mins).
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Remove the moisture layer using a  Gel Cleanser and lint-free wipes.

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Finally, a good  Cuticle Oil and  Hand Cream with help prevent and replenish any dryness in the skin around the nail.

Now you know how to apply gel nail polish and with  UV-i Intelligent Polish it’s really that quick and easy to get the professional, salon quality gel polish manicure at home that you crave!

If you’d like to have fun with our fabulous range of  35 high-shine and high-fashion colours then be sure to visit our shop.
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