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Can I use gel polish on top of fake nail tips?
Yes, you can use gel polish on top of fake nail tips. Gel polish is versatile and can be applied to various nail surfaces, including natural nails, acrylic nails, and fake nail tips. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to apply gel polish on fake nail tips:
- Gel polish color of your choice
- Base coat
- Top coat
- UV or LED lamp
- Isopropyl alcohol or gel cleanser
- Lint-free wipes or cotton pads
Prepare the Nail Tips:
- If the fake nail tips are not already applied, adhere them to your natural nails using nail glue or adhesive tabs.
Shape and Buff:
- Shape the fake nail tips to your desired length and shape. Use a nail buffer to gently smooth the surface of the tips.
Apply Base Coat:
- Apply a thin, even layer of gel base coat to each fake nail tip. Be sure to cover the entire surface.
Cure Under UV/LED Lamp:
- Cure the base coat under a UV or LED lamp according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Apply Gel Polish:
- Apply a thin layer of your chosen gel polish color to each nail tip. Ensure even coverage and avoid getting the polish on the surrounding skin. If you want a more vibrant color, you can apply additional thin layers, curing each layer.
Cure Each Layer:
- Cure each layer of gel polish under the UV or LED lamp as directed by the product's instructions. This typically ranges from 30 seconds to 2 minutes per layer.
Apply Top Coat:
- Once you achieve the desired color, apply a thin layer of gel top coat to each nail tip.
- Cure the top coat under the UV or LED lamp for the recommended time.
Cleanse the Nails:
- Wipe the nails with isopropyl alcohol or gel cleanser to remove any sticky residue left by the top coat.
- Optionally, moisturize your cuticles and nails with cuticle oil for added nourishment.
By following these steps, you can achieve a beautiful and long-lasting gel polish application on fake nail tips. Remember to follow the specific instructions provided with your gel polish for the best results.