How To



Applying your semi-cured gels is simple, but preparation is key to getting the most wear out of your gel mani. Check out our video for a quick overview of how to apply.

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  • 1. Prep it.

    Push back cuticles. Clean nails with soap and water. Dry. Clean with alcohol wipe. 

  • black and white icons: the first one shows a nail strip being applied to a nail; the second one shows trimming the nail strip with nail clippers.
  • 2. Press it.

    Find the strip that fits best without overlapping the skin or cuticle. Press firmly. Trim the excess.

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  • 3. Light it.

    Cure under a gel lamp until strips are hard.

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  • 4. Shape it.

    File to your nail shape of happiness. And you’re done! 

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    Build it.

    Add a coat of builder gel to give extra strength and thickness. Cure for 90 seconds. Steer clear of the surrounding skin.

  • black and white icon of top gel polish being applied to a fingernail

    Top it.

    Finish with any of your favorite gel top coats  to seal everything in and create a glossy shine or matte finish. Be sure to cap the free ends to get the longest Lit life out of your semi cured gels. 

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